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Old 06-29-2016, 05:50 AM   #1
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Replace Broken Window

Well just my luck, just got back from the Factory where they replaced my whole roof. I have a 8289WS Rockwood 5er. Was washing the dirt off, and as soon as I spayed the rear window the bottom vent that cranks open portion of the window shattered into a thousand pieces. I have a call into FR to see if I can get a new one. I haven't heard back yet. Talked to my dealer and of course he said I have to replace the whole window. There must be a way to just replace the bottom paine. I will take any idea's of what to do, I looked up the window on the internet they start like $500.00 bucks. For now I put a piece of metal over the whole after cleaning all the glass out just to keep the weather out. Has anyone ever replaced just a piece of single pane glass, or who do you think can do that kinda of job. Thanks for your help and ideas.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:52 AM   #2
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Could a local glass dealer cut something that would fit?
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:21 PM   #3
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A glass company should be able to replace just the glass that broke. I had this done on my Cedar Creek about 2 years ago and haven't had a problem.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:30 AM   #4
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Up date on broken window, FR and the dealer wanted 560.00 bucks for a new window, said that "KINRO" window panes can't be replaced Took it to A1 window in Danville Va. They replaced the pane for 160.00 bucks, just a little darker tint. Dealers you just have to love them and there BS. A1 window also told me they do work for my dealer, Never did trust my dealer and was smart not to and thanks everyone for advice to find a glass company... They also warned me not to put cold water on a hot tempered glass window it will weaken it and then crack, never knew that on a RV.
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Thanks for coming back and letting us know that you got it fixed and how you did it.

Also, thanks for the advice about the cold water on a hot window, even though it seems strange. Our windows here in the south get subjected to rain showers in the middle of a scorching hot day all the time. I guess that's different though.
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Another option for non-opening side windows on RVs is smoked Plexiglas. I have broken one window on our rig and used a piece of smoked plexi from Tap Plastics as a replacement until the correct window could be ordered and delivered from FR. Tap cut the radius in the corners and once glued in place on the frame of the broken window, the look was indistinguishable from 2 feet away. We went on 2 campouts with that window until the new glass came in. If it had not been an insurance deal, I might have stayed with the plexi!
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We have a crank out panel at a glass shop right now getting the glass replaced. Our local dealer said they'd do the same, so we cut out the middle man, and extra cost, and went right to the source!
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Thanks for coming back and letting us know that you got it fixed and how you did it.

Also, thanks for the advice about the cold water on a hot window, even though it seems strange. Our windows here in the south get subjected to rain showers in the middle of a scorching hot day all the time. I guess that's different though.
That is different, then letting it cook in the Sun and then hit it with a stream of cold water. There is noway that the windows are the same as a car window. He said that when they send them out to get tempered it really weakens the glass because they bake them to do it. You got me I never heard about that either. The windows at least in my unit are no thicker then a single pane in my house door, I really was surprised how thin they really are. VERY IMPORTANT, if anyones breaks a window make sure you pull the spleen out and keep it after you open it and pull the glass shares out. they reuse it and do not stock it. Point is do not believe these thieves that are called dealers, got better ideas and help on this forum. So thanks eveyone probably easy saved over $500.00 bucks, more camping money.... PS: and they were done in 45 mins not TWO WEEKS.
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Our glass shop has to send glass out to get tinted and tempered, so it does take two weeks.
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