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Old 10-03-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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1998 Mountain Air Repair Question Thread.

On our MH on the passenger side window the "sliding" part is actually plastic and not glass. Yes I should have seen that when I purchased the unit but it is tinted, slides and it's only a problem when going down the highway because unlike glass it 'gives' causing some noise.

Well I got adventerous and thought, I'll just remove, take it to a glass place and replace it myself, after all this MH is my weekend project right?

When I got the sliding plastic out there was some broken glass in the bottom of the track so I KNOW it's supposed to be glass. Here's the problem I don't see how to get the glass into the track without ruining the track.

Is there some magical release that I'm missing?

On the other hand maybe it can't be replaced unless the entire window, as a unit is removed?

I just don't know. Should I call a glass company, like Safeguarad, to have them come out and look at it and give me an estimate?

Anyone had to replace the passenger slide window? Any advice? Thanks in advance.
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Personally I would take it to a Rv dealer who knows what they are doing. I don't think a company like safeguard has the knowledge to work on RV's,I could be wrong. Good Luck. Keep us informed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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The window frame inside will have to be removed and my window slides have a fabric track to cut down the noise.
Someone may have worked on it before.
Duncan Glass in your area should be able to help.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks

Appreciate the link, I'll give them a call and see how it works out. I really didn't want to have a Safelight or other car windown company come out but I had to listen to Mrs. Lucky first.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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Air conditioner shroud

Hi all, been busy traveling and when I got home my neighbor asked what I had hit on my latest trip.

Now I'm been very careful and I know I didn't hit anything so I had this quizical look on my face and asked what he was talking about. He pointed to the top of my MH and I saw that the shroud on the front AC was gone! POOF!

I climbed up and noticed the screws were still in place but the plastic must have given up the ghost. I inspected the rear one and noticed that it has cracks in it as well so....

I called NorthTrail and asked for parts and was going to order two (2) because I figure the rear one is ready to depart as well. "What type of AC unit do you have?" the service persona asked?

I stuttered and answered, "the kind on a 98 Mountain Aire"

"Well I need to know the manufacturer in order to get you the proper unit."

So back out to the MH and inspecting the unit I didn't see anything about manufacturer on the thing - LOTS of rust so I'm pretty sure it's the original unit. I open the owners manual and guess what - blank pages! I'm the 3rd owner and the original didn't write down the manufacturer for any of the appliances, etc.,

So anyone out there have any idea what type of AC shroud I would need for a 1998 Mountain Aire? Front and rear units? Any advice on where I would find out what type of unit or where there is an identification number?

Thanks all.
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Are the Air Conditioners controlled on the inside by a Duo-Therm Thermostat? On my 1996 Mountain Aire the air conditioners are 620315 Penguin by Dometic. Here's a site that might help: | Penguin Air Conditioner Shroud Dometic Duo-Therm RV AC

Here is also site for Dometic: https://www.dometic.com/enie/Interna...e/Search-help/

Sorry I couldn't help more.

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Thanks for links Kaye have a couple cracked also for pass 10 years, still there though.
Good pricing.
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Are the Air Conditioners controlled on the inside by a Duo-Therm Thermostat? On my 1996 Mountain Aire the air conditioners are 620315 Penguin by Dometic. Here's a site that might help: | Penguin Air Conditioner Shroud Dometic Duo-Therm RV AC

Here is also site for Dometic: https://www.dometic.com/enie/Interna...e/Search-help/

Sorry I couldn't help more.

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You were a great help. I found out it was a Dometic, went to NorthTrail and got two (2) shrouds and just replaced the rear one BEFORE it broke down.

Also got some great advice from the salesperson - She suggested to use 303 on the shrouds to help them last longer. I use it on the tires and seals on the outside but never thought to put it up on the shrouds.

Thanks for the input.

BTW - I filled out the Dometic model in the owners manual so that if I need to replace it in the future I won't have to wonder and search. Note to self: ALWAYS fill in those serial numbers in the owners manual.
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Good to hear from you and enjoy your travels and updates.
In the QT's links all that you mentioned is in them for future reference.
Enjoy traveling and be safe.
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