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Old 09-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Double pane windows lost their seal.

HI ALL,
I have a 99 Adventurer and I have noticed a continuing annoyance. The stationary window on the driver's side in front of the roll up window on the driver's door is getting condensation between the panes. Also, my rear lower bedroom window also has the same problem. I think both have lost its seal or there is a caulking problem. Now it is all filmy inside and has condensation or water droplets usually every morning. I would think everyone has run into this problem sooner or later.

1 Is there a way to take the window out and get it repaired. I heard of putting alchohol between the panes and let it evaporate might remove the condensation.
2. Can I do it myself and where would I look to find instructions so I just don't have to strat disassembling from the inside out?
3 Do I need to just replace the window? t seems that might be knd of expensive.
4. If I caulk it to stop this annoyance, what might be the appropriate kind. The front caulk or window seal is black. Self leveling might be out of the question for obvious reasons.


Any insight, thoughts or references would be greatly appreciated and I do thank you in advance.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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I am not sure where you are located but there are several window shops that will repair the windows at very reasonable costs. I have a 2002 Adventurer and just repaired the passenger window and the small driverside forward window. The passenger window had som sort of build up on the inside and it was very hazy.

I took it to Suncoast Designers at:
15050 Labor Place
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 868 - 2773

They have an RV campground with 50A hookups. I drove in the night before my appointment and spent the night at the camsite (no charge for this!)
The next morning the guys came out and removed my windows and covered the openings. By the time I returned from lunch the windows were repaired (new glass) and newly sealed and were back in the RV. Total cost was around $400.
Great experience!
Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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I am not sure where you are located but there are several window shops that will repair the windows at very reasonable costs. I have a 2002 Adventurer and just repaired the passenger window and the small driverside forward window. The passenger window had som sort of build up on the inside and it was very hazy.

I took it to Suncoast Designers at:
15050 Labor Place
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 868 - 2773

They have an RV campground with 50A hookups. I drove in the night before my appointment and spent the night at the camsite (no charge for this!)
The next morning the guys came out and removed my windows and covered the openings. By the time I returned from lunch the windows were repaired (new glass) and newly sealed and were back in the RV. Total cost was around $400.
Great experience!
Good luck!

You got yourself a pretty good price. I had just the passenger window replaced on my 02 Adventurer due to getting foggy at the dealership in Iowa and it cost me $840.00.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Jeff,

Again, it wasn't a new or replacement window but they did put in new glass. The cost is less if they can clean and reuse your old glass. I took a factory tour and they have a great process for sealing the two sheets of glass. It is acually better than the original window.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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  • Also, I don't know where you are, but I had that problem and took my RV to LazyDays, in Tampa. They fixed four windows, for $500.00. That is, the windows in my slideouts on each side, consisting of one large frame on each slide, having two glass panes, in each frame. So, you may not be in Florida, but check around. Surely, LazyDays is not the only dealer that does this.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #6
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I have to concur with jdefant, I had both driver and passenger windows done at Suncoast Designers and was very pleased with their work and price. The work was very professional and it only took one day. They have sites with electric so we just hungout and took their tour that day.

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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Another vote for Suncoast Designers.
Very easy to deal with. Call them and make arrangements to send the window to them if you can't get the coach there.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:53 AM   #8
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Double Pane windows lost their seal

Hi again

I'm in St Louis. I had taken the Rv to one of the dealers in St Louis and they wanted in to put in a new window for $500. I guess that's why it is still foggy. I'll check the other rv dealers and and call Suncoast. It can't hurt to consider all options. And then maybe it's time to take a little trip!!!

Thanks.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:51 AM   #9
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I just had 10 windows done at RV Fog Dr. in Searcy Arkansas (just north of Little Rock).
The price was reasonable and the people are very friendly and they too have free hook ups while the work is being done.
If I had it to do all over again, They would get my business. My coach looks as though the windows are new again!!
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #10
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We had 4 windows replaced at RV Fog Dr earlier this summer. The only caveat I'll add is if your glass cannot be polished to remove the fog it must be replaced. If they don't have the glass in stock you may be stuck for up to a week waiting on replacement glass to come from Memphis. Or you can make the 240 mile roundtrip yourself and have the glass in a day or two.

We have a 2005 Itasca Meridian and we were stuck there for 4 days. We finally drove to Memphis to pick up the glass from the factory ourselves. The work was adequate, they did some minor damage to the interior dash cover. After 4 months the glass is still fog free.

Just wanted to let you know that you may not experience the one day turn around you may have been led to believe. We received no advance warning about the Memphis issue until after our glass was removed.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:41 PM   #11
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Just returned from Suncoast designers today - Had 2 large windows and one smaller window done. 5 panes in all Only one window in each frame was clouded, but they cleaned polished and resealed all the panes. New glass for one, from their stock. Total cost $500 plus sales tax. Great business to do business with
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #12
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This company does the window repair and also sells DIY repair kits

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:19 PM   #13
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Hey Frank, I think I was there when you went to Memphis. Was it Tornado season? I had two windows done in my Essex. $400 plus tax 3 hrs.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Perry, could be. We arrived June 5th and finally left on the 9th, 2011.
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