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Old 05-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to remove the angled fixed window from atwood next to the drivers window and the windshield. I removed the frame (from the inside) but the sealant is really holding the window in. Do I need a heat gun or would you recommend sending it to a glass shop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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Does anyone know how to remove the angled fixed window from atwood next to the drivers window and the windshield. I removed the frame (from the inside) but the sealant is really holding the window in. Do I need a heat gun or would you recommend sending it to a glass shop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:39 AM   #3
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Peter Griffin: I just had mine replaced at the Winnie factory. Cost me $1500.00 just for the two glasses, Winnebago furnished the labor. The glasses I am talking about are the two angled dual panes on each side of the cockpit. I tried to get a local automotive glass shop to do them and they did not want to take it on. Their estimate was much higher than $1500.00. So it is a bit of a chore apparently. I still think ATWOOD should have to do a recall on these windows. Sorry I can't be more specific on the sealant.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:32 AM   #4
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WOW tha is high. Flagg Rv said it would take one to two hours tops at $95.00 an hour. I will let you know the end result.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:14 AM   #5
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Peter Griffin: I just checked the invoice from Winnebago: RH window cost to Winnebago $749.25, LH window cost to Winnebago $511.30. Since they did not charge labor, I can't give you the $$$$ on that. They typically charge $95.00 Per hour. My cost on the glass when I called ATWOOD, would have been $1500.00. (It is ridiculous). Please do let me know. Hope you get a better deal.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #6
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I had my passenger side window done about 3 years ago at 700.00. It was done at my selling dealership. My times have changed. They used a plastic scraper and a lot of patience. That buttel rubber is tough.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:54 AM   #7
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thanks for the info. I have the frame from the inside off. A just cant get the window out and I am afraid I will damage the fibergalss if I keep hitting it out. I also discover that the top window leaks and is dripping onto the bottom windows ledge and then onto the insulation (white foam board)that is between the walls.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:21 AM   #8
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Suggest you call Customer Service at Winnebago and ask for the Shop Service Supervisor. They do this all the time and probably can help you with your job. There is enough expense involved in the replacement of these defective windows already.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:41 AM   #9
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I just had the two back bedroom windows replaced on my Winne. Moisture between the glass. All under warranty, Lucky Me. Anyway the service teck at La Mesa RV said Winnebago was having lots of issues with dual pane windows and moisture leaks and would be soon going back to just the single pane windows in the new rigs. Interesting. We can send men to the moon but can not seal windows panes!
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:14 AM   #10
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Interesting comment but true. I think it can be done. Winnie needs to get a supplier that can do it. ATWOOD sure can't, along with some other items they are not proficient in.
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We haven't heard anything yet Peter. How's it comming along?
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:15 PM   #12
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Sorry for the delay. The windows adjacent the drivers seat are held in with black butyl tape (4.99 - 8.00 a roll). I deceided to do the job myself because when I looked at the window I noticed that the front edge near the windshield had silicone plus tape. To remove the window I used a thin tool that looked like a pastry butter knife. I pushed in on the tape (back and forth) for about 20 minutes. Then the window started to slowly come out. I then used a razor and started to slice the butyl tape. the tape is sticky almost like bubble gum. Caution: do not pry the window. Work the tool slowly and cut the tape. If your pry on the window you will bend the frame. If you are replacing the window it won't make a difference. I used 1/3 of the roll of tape. Also, the window has a frame inside with screws (no screws at the bottom near the dash)and two screws outside at the bottom left hand corner of the frame. I cleaned the tape off the frame off the RV with mineral spirits and also hand rubbed it off with my thumb.

The atwood windows are under warranty for two years. Atwood sent me the window free but not the tape. If I was within the first year of warranty they would have paid for labor.

Also, I noticed a water spot on the ledge of the fixed window before I replaced it. I thought it was coming from the window directly above it, but I discoverd that on the drivers side of the top roof cap, and on the portion just above the windows, where the cap meets the side body, the silicone was failing in 1/2 inch vertical area. I cleaned the area up and re-siliconed it. No more leak.

Hope that helps . Also I would have never been able to complete the job without help from Mike! Mike has a great word file to complete the job.

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:02 AM   #13
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PETER GRIFFIN: Was the "Mike" you refer to the service mgr at Winnebago? If it was, he is really a terrific individual. Hamlin I think is his last name. Done a super job for me. Just curious.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:01 AM   #14
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No. it was Mike from florida from IRV2.COM.
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