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Old 06-30-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Taking a window out and resealing

has anybody removed a window to reseal it on a dutch star, and how did you do it. thank you coolhand
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Side window to the body re-seal, stationary glass to the frame, windshield to the body ?
A little more info , please.
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side window to the body skip
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Coolhand, the driver's double pane window had gotten so foggy I couldn't see out of it. Called a local glass place (Glass DR, I think) and they had a tough time. Easy to get the window out of the coach, another story to get the glass out of the frame. One piece of glass broke when they tried to take it apart, then it broke again when they tried to put it back together. Plus it's tempered glass so they had to order it both times. I'm glad I didn't try to re-seal the glass myself, it took them about 4 weeks for one window. I watched them take it in/out, that part was easy, just screws. I know not all windows are that hard to do, just go to YouTube and there are videos showing how to re-seal the glass.
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ok Charlie thanks for the info
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Taking a window out and resealing

Coolhand, how much do you like DIY projects? Rebuilding the window is not a beginner type project but it's not real difficult. I purchased a rebuild kit from Dave Root and did my driver side window, actually 3 windows in the window unit. Others have used hardware store items but I like the quality of the materials from Dave... Don't want to have to do the job twice due to learning curve and materials not made for the job. It took me two days to complete the job.

I can't speak specifically to the DS but there can't be much difference between manufacturers in the way they install the windows. Remove the interior trim ring, take a razor knife and carefully cut the seal on the outside. In some areas you may need to work a flexible putty knife between the window frame and the body. Have a helper so one can give a firm push from the inside and one can keep the window from falling out outside.

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side window to the body skip

If you are talking about just resealing the window frame to the sidewall it's not that hard. Remove the screws from the inside ring, have someone on the outside to catch the window as you push it out. Newmar doesn't use a putty tape on the windows (at least they didn't on my 2000) when they install them. They use a black closed cell foam strip.

I replaced the seal on my passenger side bedroom window. You can get the closed cell foam seal at any hardware store. Just look in the weatherstripping dept. I used 1/8" thick seal. I can't remember if the width I used was 3/4" or 1". When you get the window out you can measure the frame and see what you think would be best. The foam stripping has an adhesive on it.

Clean all the old seal off the frame. Then apply the new seal to the window frame starting at the middle on the bottom, that way the joint will be at the bottom. Once you have the seal applied just reinstall the window. When your done put a small bead of silicone caulk across the top of the frame.
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