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Old 10-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #31
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OC and Turbs have nice little business going selling poles and brackets. I thought I would make some of these (might need some refinement) and sell them to those lucky individuals with the LCI three handed window locks. A one handed man can work it, or an old man like me can do it with both hands and a lot of embarrassing colorful language.

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Old 10-09-2015, 03:39 PM   #32
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I have these same windows on either side of my master bedroom slide on my Forest River Cardinal 36-BLE 5th Wheeler. These open and close extremely hard also. WD40 helps for a while, but it appears to be a poor design.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:25 PM   #33
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #34
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Windows hard to open.

Hi all from Calgary Alberta, we bought the V-Lite 30WRKSS 2013. All windows are difficult to open. Once open it isn't too bad getting to full open. Like others closing isn't an issue. Seems that the suggestion of the seal on the bottom rail are the problem makes sense to me. Now that it is fully winterized we'll try some of the lubrication ideas next spring.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:05 PM   #35
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Aha! Your two lock releases are in a groove, which lets you push the releases while lifting using that groove for "grip". Better design. I need to get a grip!
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:06 PM   #36
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#31 above is a joke... nobody's laughing?
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:13 PM   #37
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Hi all from Calgary Alberta, we bought the V-Lite 30WRKSS 2013. All windows are difficult to open. Once open it isn't too bad getting to full open. Like others closing isn't an issue. Seems that the suggestion of the seal on the bottom rail are the problem makes sense to me. Now that it is fully winterized we'll try some of the lubrication ideas next spring.
Hi Dale, So some of your windows have the two releases and open vertically? As I slide one of these three windows closed, just before fully closing you can feel resistance... kind of like a seal against another seal. Like the seal is too thick. Someone suggests removing a plastic strip, as well. Which I will look at when I get the TH back. I'm going to find a better to unlock while lifting, but getting bow wax and try that first.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:41 PM   #38
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I know of one RV owner that tied a heavy string, or cord, between the two locks. By pulling on the string with one hand he can unlock both locks and he uses the free hand to open the window.
He used this method on a large window with these locks. I would assume it would work just as well on the smaller ones.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:46 PM   #39
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some windows hard to open? Your's?

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I did think the bobbins were an innovative design.. But your design is lacking.. The force created by the leverage point would be too great already with an up force before there was enough movement on the latch. I'm thinking it would bind up and not release the latch. I think you need to figure out how to accelerate the movement on the latches before up force is applied into the system.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:06 PM   #40
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I have three Windows like that, very difficult to open and close. I don't even bother to open them now but if I do I close them from the outside which is much easier.


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