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Old 07-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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Sliding window handle lock frame coming off

The handle where the lock is attached keeps coming off the large sliding window above dinette. It is difficult getting pressed all the way back on the window. Does anyone know the secret to get this back on so that it stays on.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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Pictures please.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Pics 1 & 3 Handle of window that needs to be attached to window:


Pic 2 Other window on coach with handle attached:


Pic 3 Window with handle missing:
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Would clean all surfaces of the window and channel with acetone and use some Permatex clear rtv silicone the entire length of the channel. Use enough that it squeezes out on both sides, let cure and cut off excess.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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Reviving since I have the same trouble LOL!
While on my two week trip around the Maritimes, the handle of the "bedroom" window came off, but mine as also a rubber length...
So should I "glue" the rubber to the window than simply put the handle over the rubber, or glue the rubber in the handle, than try to squeeze everything on the window?

Thanks for the tip!
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I had the same problem. It's a tight fit. Cut a length of wood equal in length, place it over the metal piece and tamp it on with a rubber mallet. Silicone also sounds like a good idea
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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I did the wood with rubber mallet procedure. If seems to be holding so far.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #8
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Be sure to lubricate the window slide channels and the glass wiper. That will reduce the force needed to slide the window. I used silicone spray.
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My Georgetown is having their exact same issue in the same spot by the dinette. I am going to try the wood and silicone.
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:58 PM   #10
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I'm in a similar boat ... our used rv was missing the handle. Hehr just shipped one to us along with a rubber strip. I'm not sure what to do with the rubber strip? Anyone know??

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Old 06-12-2017, 10:56 AM   #11
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Cool

Same trouble here ..... Coachmen Prism with Herr(?) windows.

I've reattached the pull piece twice (using wood block and hammer taps) but it keeps pulling off. Yes, I I've lubed the window tracks with silicone spray.

Looks like the only real solution is to drill holes trough both the pull member AND the window pane, then use screws/bolts to do the pull-window attachment. Is the window pane glass or something else?

I'd like to hear more detail about the adhesive approach.

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I also had a sliding window grip (or pull?) come off. After it came off several times I pinched it slightly in a vise with the vise jaws covered with cloth. It hasn't come off again.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:22 PM   #13
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this keeps happening to me. I've put the pieces back together 4 times so far. At first, I thought the blazing sun was the problem and this weekend it came apart in the shade. I can get it back together, but it is a pain in the $%#@. I cant see crimping the frame tighter because it is so tight that its tough to get back together. Do you silicone the rubber to the window, the rubber to the metal frame or both? do you need different adhesives for the different materials?
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