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Old 02-04-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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2012 Coachmen Catalina 29RKS - Window will not close completely

Hello everyone,

I have a 2012 Coachmen Catalina Deluxe Edition 29RKS. It's got a large picture window next to the entry door. At the bottom of this picture window is a smaller window that cranks out to open. We bought the trailer used and it appears that the previous owners may have been a little rough with this particular window. It appears that it's mostly stripped out and will not close all the way any more.

I need to figure out how to remove the opening and closing mechanism and either rebuild or replace it. Can anyone with experience with these units give me some pointers, or even direct me to a how-to?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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I have the same windows in my Coachmen....although not with the same issues as yours.

Have you tried to push the window closed from the outside?

Here is a write up i found....don't know if it applies to you window or not.

How To Replace A Window Crank?
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:10 PM   #3
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It does open and close, but only somewhat. I've tried pushing it closed to no avail. There's always a gap of about a quarter inch between the outer and inner frame. Since we fulltime in the trailer, it's a bit annoying to have a jet of cold air shooting right towards the chair, not to mention the higher cost to heat and cool the thing.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
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If you crank the window out all the way, you should be able to access the pin or screw connecting the operator arm to the window. Disconnect that, and remove the crank assembly from the frame. It is easy to take apart to see what is really broken inside. Could be an easy fix except for the fact parts are cheaply made. You'll likely end up replacing the crank part. Should be available at any mobile home supply or online parts breaker.
While the crank assembly is removed, ensure the window easily closes fully.
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