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Old 09-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #11
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Hawk My old drivers window was not fixable. It was the window with a large slide open on the bottom and nothing would make it quit rattling. They replaced the window and the new on has a smaller slide on the bottom and has no wind noise or rattle. It is the same manufacture but a redesign. I thought that had this fixed for the 12 but I think 62 in right lane had the same issue and his might be a 12 not sure. He checks in often so he can let you know. Call your dealer if you have the large slide on the bottom and the will know about it.
Hawk, If you haven't already, get it replaced under warranty. My 2012 360FWS came with a drivers window that rattled. I had it replaced at the Factory. FR warranty department is aware of the problem and had the window manufacturer do a re-design to eliminate the issue.

The sliding part of the original window was about 2/3 of the total window size. The sliding part of the new window is about 1/3 of the total window. We now have zero rattle and the cockpit is very quiet.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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2012 Driver's Side Window

I also experienced a problem with the driver's side window. After nearly 2 months in the shop, and having the window replaced twice, the dealer finally installed a larger window with a smaller opening on the bottom. The new window is so large that it extends upwards behind the overhead cabinets. With the clear glass you could see the back of the cabinets. Not pretty. The dealer covered that portion of the window with sun screen film. I'm not sure how long that will last. All in all it was a very poor retrofit.

My question is, was the original window double paned? The new one is not. Should it be?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #13
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I also experienced a problem with the driver's side window. After nearly 2 months in the shop, and having the window replaced twice, the dealer finally installed a larger window with a smaller opening on the bottom. The new window is so large that it extends upwards behind the overhead cabinets. With the clear glass you could see the back of the cabinets. Not pretty. The dealer covered that portion of the window with sun screen film. I'm not sure how long that will last. All in all it was a very poor retrofit.

My question is, was the original window double paned? The new one is not. Should it be?
I'm not sure about the total window being bigger than the original one that rattled. Our's is the same size as the original but with a much smaller opening portion at the bottom. I think it does extend up behind the cabinet but it is not noticable from the outside or inside. The windows are so dark you can't see in. Not even in normal daylight with the shades up.

At the very top on the inside there is a film, but you have to get behind the valance and the day night shade to even see it. I have absolutly no issue with the window and position in our coach.

The drivers window is not double pane glass. All others are. I was told double pane was a safety issue in that location.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #14
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Anyone have this problem fixed out of warranty? I bought mine used and need to have the window replaced, it rattles pretty annoyingly!
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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I don't know what year MH you have but this was.a known issue and should have been replaced under warranty. I would call Forest River and see if they will cover it. They are good people and they just might.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Any contact number available for FR?
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(574) 295-2117 I think that will get you started. There is a guy that does warranty work I think his name is Matt. If not ask for Randy Houser. He runs the parts and warranty dept.
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No problem. Let us know how it works out.
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Thank you for this forum. My window has been rattling since day one and if it wasn't for the sharing and advice here I would have not known it could be repaired. I am having my step motor repaired for the second time next week. I had the transformer changed and I will be making my appointment for the recall diode soon. Anything else I should be aware of or have checked? I am still learning the ins and outs of my mh.
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