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Old 10-23-2017, 06:46 AM   #1
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Glass is loose in driver and passenger side windows. Winnie, Class A

I have a 2006 Winnebago Sightseeer, 29R Class A motorhome. Over the last 4 months, on both the driver side and the passenger side windows, the glass pane has come loose from the rubber gasket holding it in the frame. The drivers side has come so loose you can slide the glass up, down, left and right about 3/8” to 1/2”. So far the passenger side has only slipped down a little. Duct tape is holding the glass in place.


There will be pictures towards the bottom of this posting, but first my questions:


– Can I just buy a new rubber gasket and slip it in place around the glass?
– Or will I have to remove the whole window frame, separate the inside and outside frames to replace the gasket?
– Where can I get a new gasket?
– Any other suggestions about what to do?


(No, I am not going to take caulking and squeeze it into the frame to hold the glass in place.)

In the images below are:
-- Drivers side window
-- The gasket pulling away from the glass in the lower corner
-- End view of the gasket. The left side is the outside edge of the gasket.
-- Side view of the outside edge of the gasket.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:28 PM   #2
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I'm watching this thread, because I'm having some small leaks around the same seal.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:20 PM   #3
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Where could you get an entire window frame with glass installed? Looks to be fairly easy to install.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:12 PM   #4
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Where could you get an entire window frame with glass installed? Looks to be fairly easy to install.
Yep, the entire window in the frame doesn't look to difficult to remove and replace.

One place to buy one is here: Winnebago RV Parts Lichtsinn RV

I have heard prices of these windows in the $400-$800 or more range. I have to admit I have not priced the window.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:11 PM   #5
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I came out and found a broken window

Like it says. The drivers side sliding window was shattered. What I have found out is that the whole window frame has to be removed and taken apart to get the sliding glass in. To do this they have to remove the dashboard.

Lucky it’s insured because (and this is where I answer the thoughts above) the OEM sliding glass is around $650 usd. After market was around $350. Biggest difference being that OEM comes now. Aftermarket three to four weeks.

I would suggest getting them to replace all the rubber in the other windows in the frame. I gather they have to separate the frame so all the glas could be loose. Not positive about that but will be finding out soon.

If anyone has any advice on getting this repaired I’d love to hear it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:31 AM   #6
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I am the OP who started this topic and this is my fix.

The glass in my two windows was loose, not broken. My eventual solution was to order the rubber gasket or seal which goes around the glass and replace it. Easier said than done! There was no way to work the gasket all the way around the glass. Even taking the frame apart didn't appear as though it would help. The groove the gasket and glass fits in doesn't split apart.

My final solution was to work the gasket across the bottom of the glass and then use clear window sealant caulking from Lowes/Home Depot and squeeze the sealant into the gap between the glass and the frame on both the inside and outside.

To support and position the glass, I used a suction cup glass puller/holder like this: https://www.amazon.com/Qadira-Premiu...p+glass+lifter

First, it took over 30 minutes to work the rubber gasket across the bottom part of the glass. I didn't use the sealant across the bottom, but used the rubber gasket instead, because all the weight of the glass presses on the sealant and would allow the glass to settle down and leave a gap at the top.

After installing the rubber gasket, I used pieces of the gasket material to push in between the glass and the frame on both the inside and outside of the glass to center the glass in the frame. This is necessary so I could squeeze the sealant into the gap between the glass and the frame. After letting the sealant cure for about 24 hours I removed the small pieces of the gasket material and squeezed the sealant into the small gaps to complete the job.
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