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Old 09-28-2020, 05:28 AM   #1
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Replacing the door window

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In 2009 I gave my partner a custom made door window for our then trailer, a2007 forest River Surveyor. It was for our 19th annaversary. after that trailer was totaled in 2014 I saved the window and moved it to the 2014 Prime Time Avenger that followed. The window fit both trailers perfect and looked beautiful in them.
We now have a 2021 Vibe 26RK and after a while I'd like to put this window in it. the problem is that we've noticed the the new window frames are not held together by screws like in the past. I don't want to mess up the door or have our stained glass window fall out. Any ideas on how to safely change out the glass?

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Old 10-14-2020, 06:04 AM   #2
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Well, in my research In found out that the new style window frames have plastic clips made in the outer frame that surround the glass and latch into the inner frame. The length of the clips are fixed and the thickness of the glass can not be changed. So it looks like we can not use our stained glass window in our new Vibe.
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Congrats on your new Vibe. So you just have the stained glass pane and not the entire frame? I wonder if you can order just a new frame. Alternatively, you might be able to order the replacement window kit and substitute your stained glass pane for the glass pane it comes with.
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:31 AM   #4
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I'm with Itat, remove the OEM window and order a standard screw in frame and use it with your stained glass panel.

Having said that, I bet there's a way to modify the OEM window frame to accept the thicker panel. Of course once you modify it you can't go back unless you buy a new frame.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:35 PM   #5
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I just replaced my screw in frame with an easy shade that clips in. You are welcome to the screw in frame and window if you would like to try it...just pay shipping as I was just going to throw it away.

PM me if interested in it.
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:05 AM   #6
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I contacted Lippert Components yesterday and was told that the new clip in frame windows are not the same size as the the "old style" screw in frame windows, it are larger. Lippert doesn't have plans to produce the larger frame in a screw together version.
My stained glass is "sandwiched" between two pieces of thin Plexiglass and I could easily make adjustments in size but I can't change the thickness or the depth of the snap-in clips.
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