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Old 09-05-2019, 07:08 PM   #1
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Replacing Flagstaff A frame windows

So last year my neighbors tree decided to drop a limb through one of my windows, had a local dealer replace it ( horrible job ) and now itís leaking along with The other small window. So after the bad experience with them I would like to do the repairs. The window they used is fastened with screws and globs sealant and the factory has no screws. Iím curious about what others have used to replace their windows .I have found the Icon windows that have screw holes and then companies like EzTops who sell what looks more like the factory window although their measurements are not quite the same. Any advice would be appreciated !!
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:15 PM   #2
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The windows in my A214HW are the 8000 series by Lippert Components, Inc. The manuals I have also state this.

You can find their windows on the web at https://www.lci1.com/rv-windows

These should match what you originally had.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Texan,
I apologize, Iím speaking of the skylight/bubble windows and I didnít state that.
Here is my original problem, and then the job I have to correct
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:04 AM   #4
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Here is my original problem, and then the job I have to correct
Wow, I'm sorry. This makes my dealer look not so bad after all. I will leave suggestions to others...
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:32 PM   #5
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Re-do the bubbles

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Thanks Texan,
I apologize, Iím speaking of the skylight/bubble windows and I didnít state that.

Here is my original problem, and then the job I have to correct
It would have looked a little better if the repair were done with white Dicor lap sealant instead of gray. If you need to re-do it, you could put on some more Dicor Lap Sealant, right over the other stuff, any color. If the present sealant is reasonably flat, you could put Eternabond tape over it and lapping out over the roof. Maybe use the 4" wide stuff. Follow directions including cleaning the surfaces, scuffing with the scrubber, using the prep liquid, and rolling the tape it firmly.

If the sealant is not flat enough to seal Eternabond to, you could peel/scrape/clean it off first.

I think those are your only options.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:23 PM   #6
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Rockwood A frame Window

I ordered a replacement window for my broken square window over the dining area on my A122. It had screw holes on all four sides, the broken original did not. The original was only placed on and sealed. After removal of the broken window and sealant, I positioned the replacement window, marking drill holes through each of the screw holes. I drilled into the top and using Lap Sealant, 501LSW by Dicor Products, I filled each drill hole with a bead of sealant. I then placed a bead string of sealant inside and outside each of the sealed screw holes, around the entire square of the window. I placed the window into position, and screwed the window into place. As the screws tightened, the two rows of beaded sealant merged together, providing an excellent waterproof seal. I then tested the window with my water hose after the sealant had dried. I happily can report no leaks over the past 15 months since replacement and over 15,000 miles of towing the trailer. I included 3 pictures to help show what I did while replacing the window.
I will add that my lock on the fan vent does not stay locked. I added two eyebolts on the vent cover and the roof of the trailer. I use a turnbuckle to lock down the fan vent using those two eyebolts.
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Nice repair

Nice job on the repair!

Often butyl tape is used in that circumstance. Think of a roll of 1" wide stuff that stays sticky and flexible forever, with a peel-off vinyl separation layer. You would unroll it onto the four sides, and peel off the vinyl Use toothpicks in two screw holes at diagonally-opposite corners to place the bubble. Then run the rest of the screws right through the vinyl tape.
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:15 PM   #8
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Wow looks great Rockwood !!! Is that an Icon window ? Iím starting to think they used a Bri-Rus on mine, and I would like them to match as best as possible.
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Larry, I did order eternabond tape already. If there is one common “to do” I’ve read on these A frames it’s Eternabond tape for the windows
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See below for a link to a post I wrote when one of my dome windows blew out. Includes PowerPoint instructions from FR, and my solution to their adhesive suggestions.

2016 A192HW Dome Window Blowout/Replacement


2016 A192HW Dome Window Blowout/Replacement
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