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Old 02-05-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Replacing Driver's side glass on 390QS

Have a 2011 Berkshire 390 QS with a stationary window with seal failure on the driver's side. You can hardly see out of it to look at the outside rearview mirror. It looks like a few screws on the interior track on the bottom must come out & then probably a small retainer piece that holds the glass in the track. Has anyone changed this glass before? Where have you gotten a replacement? It has an odd angle and a radius edge in one area. Not a typical looking square piece of glass. It needs to be tempered; but should I get it insulated again or single and install a spacer to make up the thickness difference? Also will have to deal with the same issue in the future with the entrance door glass failing also.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:34 PM   #2
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Have the same window fogging up. Lookslike like a real PIA to remove. Will be interested in how it comes out. Skip
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:38 PM   #3
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Have not messed with the windows (yet). If this were my problem I would reach out to Forest River PARTS. I suspect they will charge an arm and a leg IF they return your call.

I would also try to figure out who in Elkhart makes the windows and make some calls.... a quick Google reveals these people... May not be the ones you want, but it's along the lines of what you're looking for.

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Also, glass businesses (not RV style) do make to order multi pane windows...

So that's the start of the path to the part.

I would NOT go to a single pane. There is too much surface in the cockpit already, with the accompanying heat gain/loss for me to further degrade the R-factor up there. Plus, getting it to fit would be as much work as finding the right part.

The entrance door is made by a separate company and bought by FR as a complete unit with frame etc. The name of the company eludes me right now, but I suspect it's on this forum somewhere. Again, maybe FR will tell you.... Once you find the door maker you have the window. Look on the door/frame there MAY be a sticker or engraving on there somewhere.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:44 PM   #4
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If fogging is the issue there are folks who specialize in repairing fogged, discolored or damaged RV and trailer dual pane windows. I've seen ads in some of the RV magazines. I used a firm in Collyville Texas to de-fog the two front driver & passenger side windows on my old Newmar gasser several years ago. They did a fine job. Don't recall the price but I know it was a lot cheaper then replacing. You can send them a picture with measurement and get an estimate. Had to leave the rig. They disassemble and repair. You might not be near Texas but its a start. rvfogpros.com
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:11 AM   #5
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Ah yes, hadn't thought of that. Matter of finding the leak, filling with Argon and sealing.....
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:24 AM   #6
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I would take it to a glass shop.


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Old 02-13-2019, 05:33 AM   #7
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Did you get it fixed?

I wanted to chime in because I have a brand new 2019 and my drivers window fogs up when it rains. RV is stationary at campsite. Rained, and the only window to fog up is the big driver window.

And by the way, mine is single pane. Thought that was kind of weird. 2019 34qs
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:27 AM   #8
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Am waiting for the spring to come, then I will remove the glass and send it out to be re-made. I have a friend who works for a window company who told me he could have a duplicate made & tempered in 2 weeks or so.
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Replaced mine in 2013 for the same problem. Had to remove the cabinets to get to the upper mounting screws. Took about 1 1/2 hrs. Got the window from FR, cost about $800 back then.


As someone said there are companies that will reseal & re-gas the window but I don't know the cost.


If you go the replacement route, remember FR isn't the only company that uses that window. Shop around.
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FR isn't the only company that uses that window. Shop around.
And FR will NOT be the cheapest.
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