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Old 08-15-2022, 07:31 AM   #1
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Question RV Monaco side Widow Replacement

Hello,
Dose anyone have any information on getting glass replacements for a 2003 Monaco diplomat (Side windows Driver and passenger only,6 in total )
The glass seals have failed and needs new glass .
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Old 08-15-2022, 07:41 AM   #2
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There are numerous companies that use your old windows, take them apart,clean the glass and reassemble with new seals. Way cheaper than replacing the entire window. Who and where depends on your location and how far you are willing to travel
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It's become quite a lucrative business to repair the dual pane windows and many places do it. If the glass is not damaged, just have them rebuilt. If nothing local, many rallies will have people there to do windows.
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Old 08-16-2022, 03:04 AM   #4
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Side windows

Thanks.
I have one out now and will try to find new glass . If not I will rebuild them. Thank you for your help.
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There are kits available so you can do your own rebuilding, just do a little internet search
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Old 08-16-2022, 08:09 AM   #6
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I rebuilt 3 of my windows 7 years ago, all still good. Not hard and it cost me about $100.
Here is a post I did. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/don...ng-246255.html


The drivers side was the hardest just due to it's size. Took it out and put it back myself using a step ladder. Not sure I could do it today.
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We had RV Glass Solutions repair our side window. They offer a choice of solutions and have several locations.

https://rvglassexperts.com/
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Old 08-17-2022, 04:26 AM   #8
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Do it myself

I have ordered new glass. 1200 dollars for glass replacement and install seems a little steep. So I'm doing myself. I will post cost when complete.
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I have ordered new glass. 1200 dollars for glass replacement and install seems a little steep. So I'm doing myself. I will post cost when complete.
Thanks all.

Pretty much why I did it myself.

If you looked at my post from above there are a couple take away's that made the job easier.
  1. After you have the windows apart cleaning is critical. I first used CLR and 00000 steel wool, this got most of the build up. Then switched to a good quality glass cleaner with the steel wool, then wipe off with paper towel. Make sure both pieces are completely clean before putting back together.
  2. The guide block made a big difference when applying the caulk. I bought a battery powered caulk gun and played with the speed setting to get a nice even bead. Take your time and make sure the two window panes are completely sealed.
  3. Let the caulk cure before handling.
  4. After the window is put back together and installed make sure to caulk the outside trip piece to prevent any leaks.
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