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Old 05-03-2020, 04:45 PM   #1
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Lippert door window removal

I just received my AP products thin shade. While searching Lippert door window removal I learned about the 16 clip spreaders or keys. The replacement AP didn't come with any Lippert removal wedges. Rather than than ordering the crazily over priced removal pcs. which seem only available from Lippert or etrailer ,was wondering if there's another diy trick to remove the oem. Can't see myself ever reinstalling the original again unless something were to go wrong.
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:23 PM   #2
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Do you need the wedges for installing new window? If no, and since your never putting the oem back in a hammer comes to mind?
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Old 05-03-2020, 05:39 PM   #3
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Guess that's a quick/easy option. Hate to destroy something unless absolutely sure it's replacement is in specs. May resort to that once sure. Could actually spare the glass but the inside trim would be toast
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:04 PM   #4
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I watched a YouTube video on what you were needing. Someone recommended using this if your not worried about breaking some tabs, https://smile.amazon.com/Tresalto-Au..._=sb_s_sparkle

Others said the called AP products, I assume they make the window, and they sent them some free.

This video I watched.

https://youtu.be/13xt990HuDw
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Old 05-03-2020, 10:11 PM   #5
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Thank's I've seen that video also. Not worried about the installation so much. Appreciate the thought of contacting AP for the required removal pcs. I can understand why they wouldn't supply the Lippert clip openers as many are not made that way. Maybe there was another part number that included the needed parts had I ordered direct from AP. Live and Learn , most mfg. provide things needed for universal products designed to fit various standard RV stuff.
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Popsicle sticks

I thought I read someplace where someone used popsicle sticks at each clip to release them without breaking? Maybe try google and see if you find that. I'll do another search and see if I can post it.
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Old 05-04-2020, 01:08 PM   #7
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popsicle update

Here ya go.................

https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/show...lacement/page4
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I had given popsicle sticks a thought too. I did contact AP and am impressed with their swift response. They offered to send me the clip spreaders or whatever they're called free of charge. I also talked with the local rv dealer shop tech. He said they just use a flat blade screwdriver. Since AP was so kind, I'll just sit tight and wait for the proper removal pcs. I tend to overthink problems but would rather do it right the first time. Thanks for the replies.
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I had given popsicle sticks a thought too. I did contact AP and am impressed with their swift response. They offered to send me the clip spreaders or whatever they're called free of charge. I also talked with the local rv dealer shop tech. He said they just use a flat blade screwdriver. Since AP was so kind, I'll just sit tight and wait for the proper removal pcs. I tend to overthink problems but would rather do it right the first time. Thanks for the replies.
Flat blade screw driver... bet you can easily ding, scratch the door frame. Good move on waiting for the proper tool...
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Flat blade screw driver... bet you can easily ding, scratch the door frame. Good move on waiting for the proper tool...
Yup, same thought. ( cringe )
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I have a set I can send you if you are interested.
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I have a set I can send you if you are interested.
Thank's for the offer jerryliving, but AP products is sending what I need. Probably use once and get lost in a junk drawer afterwards.
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Well, got the clip spreaders yesterday and did the install today. The clip things were a help. All but 3 released, and those 3 broke. That's ok because this window is an exact fit and should I ever need new glass the screws will make it much easier. Happy with the product and the outcome. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:45 PM   #14
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Nice job...
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I've been really happy with the two Slim Shades I installed in my WindJammer doors. Looks like your install went perfectly!
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