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Old 01-06-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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Next Mod Change entry door glass to clear

Our old Winnebago had clear smoke entry door glass which allowed us to see who was knocking at the door. Our new Forester like so many now, came with the frost opaque glass. The opaque entry door also blocks are view from the dinette.
My plan is to purchase a Window Kit | Ross RV Innovations and replace the opaque one with clear glass. I wonder if someone might be selling them at Quartzsite?
The DW has me building a curved shaped valence to match those in the MH. We have acquired some fabric and faux leather and will cover the valence in the faux leather and make a pull down shade of the matching fabric. Photos to follow soon, I hope!
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:36 AM   #2
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Next Mod Change entry door glass to clear

No need to buy a kit. Just go to local glass shop and have them cut a piece to fit. Tempered glass would be best and very easy to change out yourself. Took me 2 minutes. DW still thinking about a curtain. Total cost ~$10. Click image for larger version

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Old 01-07-2016, 08:40 AM   #3
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As Wandering said, a glass shop can cut a piece and have it tempered. I had one cut and tempered to replace the glass in our last RV door. In fact, I had two cut, but never used the second one. It's still laying on the top of my desk hutch.
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:43 AM   #4
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No need to buy a kit. Just go to local glass shop and have them cut a piece to fit. Tempered glass would be best and very easy to change out yourself. Took me 2 minutes. DW still thinking about a curtain. Total cost ~$10. Attachment 97399


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We just replaced our door window with safety tinted glass and are in the process of installing a Levelor pleated blind. Can see out when we want to and have privacy at night.
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Soon as the 'Big tent' gets open, I'll let you know...I'm after stained glass door window
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Next time I will hire you,I think Glenn was Dragging His Feet when we did ours! But then again if one Hurries He Spills! Youroo!!
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:48 PM   #8
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We just replaced our door window with safety tinted glass and are in the process of installing a Levelor pleated blind. Can see out when we want to and have privacy at night.
Exactly!
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:50 PM   #9
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Soon as the 'Big tent' gets open, I'll let you know...I'm after stained glass door window
Thanks Bob. We are going to avoid the early rush and arrive Mon or Tues.
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Clear door glass

I did the same for less than ten bucks and ten minutes. Didn't really see the need for tempered, as long as we are not slamming the door.
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Changed out the door glass to smoked clear that we can see through, matches all other glass in the RV. Ordered the tempered from a local glass shop, $32.00, small price for safety.
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Changed out the door glass to smoked clear that we can see through, matches all other glass in the RV. Ordered the tempered from a local glass shop, $32.00, small price for safety.
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Mine is plain glass too. Glass shop suggested tempered but said it would be a week+ and I had it apart already!

So regular glass and will see if something happens.


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Update

Bought a pull down shade cut to width at Lowe's for $8 just for the rod and mechanism. Played around with the placement of the brackets, cut our fabric to width and attached it to the rod. Need to make another valance a little taller and deeper to accommodate the thicker fabric we are using for the shade. So far, so good!
Tomorrow, I will remake the valance , finish the fabric adding a fold-over loop for the bottom stiffener/pull down. Then it's just covering the valance in the faux-leather and mounting with small "L" brackets.
Will see if Bob find's a clear window replacement at Quartzsite, otherwise, I'll order one online, as I want the smoked tempered glass like the existing windows.
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Will check for smoked one also......dark bronze, or ?
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Will check for smoked one also......dark bronze, or ?
Thanks Bob
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Hey Bob, I recall when at Quartzsite last year that a big Class A near us had a crew come out and replace their windshield. Must be a glass shop either at tent or in town.
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There's been a mobile glass repair guy drive'n thru here every couple of days.....will want to check tent first
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I called a local glass shop here in north LA and they would need a pattern. Will be $45 for the glass and $45 for the curved corners tempered. Hope Bob comes up with something at the Big Tent.
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FYI -- While the corners of the frame are curved, the pane isn't. It's square cornered and sits on tabs molded into the frame.
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