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Old 03-18-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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Window won't close tight

The bedroom emergency exit window in my coach's bedroom will not fully close when using the torque knob. I can see nothing wrong but there is a @1/8" gap between the glass and the rubber seal on the front side. Air comes through and I am afraid water will also when its raining. Is there an adjustment for this problem or what is the recommended fix? Thanks

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Hi Richard,
I've had this problem. For me, the bottom line was one of the slider bars was bent just enough to keep the window from closing. I had to disassemble the slider bars and make sure they were perfectly straight. Look to see if the slider bar is extending the same amount on each side. It doesn't take much to keep the window from closing.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Is there a trick to disassembling the slider bar. I am assuming the slider bars is the flat metal bars that the torque knob operates?
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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I've had the slider bracket that is glued to the window un-glue. You can open the window but you really can't close it. It just lays there flapping. Ive used super glue to re-attach and will be at Camp Newmar shortly when I hope to report a better solution.
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Welcome Jake 1 har to irv2. Come down to the Newmar forum and meet your fellow Newmarians.

I had same problem one corner, left bottom, wouldn't close I waited until a warm day for sun to heat up rubber gasket than forced glass to close within the casket. It allowed the gasket to re-seat around glass when cooling and has closed since.
The rubber reshaped itself and glass snaps into gasket when closing now.
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Thanks for the replies. I will try each and see what happens.

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Hi Richardrky,
I had to go out to the coach to review how I did the repair (January 2006). My previous post needs to be expanded upon. The disassembly was to take the center plastic bar out of the plastic track (glued to the window glass). Then remove the arm ends from the plastic track. I used several different width of pliers to bend each arm so they are the same. I think this is the most important thing to remember. The arms need to mirror each other. Reinstall the arm ends in the plastic track and carefully test. Do not open the window any more than necessary to see if it will close properly. With the plastic bar out of the track, the arms can easily be overextended (bent). Once the window closes correctly, reinstall the plastic bar into the plastic track. The purpose of the plastic bar is to be a limiter as to how far the arms can be extended, when opening the window.
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My bedroom window now closes. The window seal was keeping the window from seating. Being alone, I released the emergency window with the two red handles so that I could access both the inside and outside of the window. Using a step ladder, I lubricated the rubber seals with silicon. I held the main window with one hand and worked the window rubber seal with a flat blade while pushing the window in with the other hand. The vent window slipped into place.
Since I don't plan on using the vent window, I removed the torque knob to keep little hands from opening the window.

Thanks for the help.

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