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Old 11-09-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello,

This is my first post. My Wife and I previously owned a 1998 Newmar Mountainaire and fulltimed for 4 years. I got bored and started another business and we sold the Newmar. Now, it's time to try retirement again.

We just purchased a 2005 Safari Cheetah 38 PDG at an auction. It was a repo with 6000 actual miles. It is in pretty good shape except for some broken tiles and they evidently smashed the sliding glass in the front door during repo.

I ordered the glass plastic) pieces from Monaco and for the heck of me, I can't figure out how to get them in. It seems to tall, I thought you would just slide the top in and all the way up and then the bottom would fall in, WRONG!

Does anyone know if the top or bottom of the tracks are removable. There are no screws to remove!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Jim
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Hello,

This is my first post. My Wife and I previously owned a 1998 Newmar Mountainaire and fulltimed for 4 years. I got bored and started another business and we sold the Newmar. Now, it's time to try retirement again.

We just purchased a 2005 Safari Cheetah 38 PDG at an auction. It was a repo with 6000 actual miles. It is in pretty good shape except for some broken tiles and they evidently smashed the sliding glass in the front door during repo.

I ordered the glass plastic) pieces from Monaco and for the heck of me, I can't figure out how to get them in. It seems to tall, I thought you would just slide the top in and all the way up and then the bottom would fall in, WRONG!

Does anyone know if the top or bottom of the tracks are removable. There are no screws to remove!

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Monaco has their own door factory. They probably put them in and then weld it shut.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:42 AM   #4
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No welds seen. Interesting though, it is a two piece part the fixed pane and the sliding pane. One piece came from Oregon and the other from Michigan!

Go figure!
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:28 AM   #5
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Hi Jim,
Welcome to irv2's "Monoco forum".
I have an '07 Safari Cheetah and your post got me to wondering about the plastic panels. I noticed that they flex but I'm not too sure if they flex enough that you can get them in the slots or not. I'm not going to try it on mine since they're not broken yet. Yeah...I have a feeling that they were put in while the door was being made.

I'm looking at the screen door now and I see four pop rivets facing the outside of the screen door on all four corners of the sliding pane frame. It looks like that if you drill out those four, or at least two of them, you can pull out an aluminum side rail and then put the panels in. Then you can replace the pop rivets.

I hope this helps and/or works.

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:09 AM   #6
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Ak,

Thanks for the welcome and response. I thought the same thing. Just hate the thought of drilling the pop rivets. It is pretty thin and getting conventional pop rivets back in may be difficult. If there is no easier solution, I will try that.

You would think the repo guys would have realized that they just needed to slide the one piece over.

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Monaco Store has the pop rivets -- Already black -- I purchased some when in Harrisburg -- Bill Willard
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I was able to flex it to get it out and back in.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jim Stewart:
Hello,

This is my first post. My Wife and I previously owned a 1998 Newmar Mountainaire and fulltimed for 4 years. I got bored and started another business and we sold the Newmar. Now, it's time to try retirement again.

We just purchased a 2005 Safari Cheetah 38 PDG at an auction. It was a repo with 6000 actual miles. It is in pretty good shape except for some broken tiles and they evidently smashed the sliding glass in the front door during repo.

I ordered the glass plastic) pieces from Monaco and for the heck of me, I can't figure out how to get them in. It seems to tall, I thought you would just slide the top in and all the way up and then the bottom would fall in, WRONG!

Does anyone know if the top or bottom of the tracks are removable. There are no screws to remove!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Jim </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:43 AM   #9
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Thanks to all of you for your help. I will try the bend method first, Monaco tech support assures me they will bend and not snap but says it takes two stong men a a woman to supervise! Then again, I am not as strong as I once was, so the pop rivet route will follow if unsuccessful.

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