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Old 01-09-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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Seamless window on Suncruiser 38Q 2016

My windows open out which is nice when it is raining. They are hinged on the top with a piano hinge. A turn screw opens and closes. One of the turn screw mechanisms has come loose. It is a blade type device that runs the length of the window. I have pushed it in and it works until I put any pressure on it which is necessary for a tight fit. It appears that glue may be required but I don't see any signs of glue residue. Anyone else had this problem? I guess what I am really asking is how to fix it.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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A photo of the loose window latch would help us help you. You could also contact Winnebago for advice.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Seeing a number of posts on the forum about this problem now. Some are the upper hinge coming loose and some like this. Glad I don't have them!
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:44 PM   #4
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cpoo, post a picture of the part that is coming apart. I have two of those windows setting in my basement that I just removed. I will take a picture of what the part looks like installed. Looking at the ones I have the parts or either screwed are riveted together.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:54 AM   #7
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You can see the hinge and connecting bar to other hinge. It swings into a notch. It seems to be glue but I am not sure if somehow it clicks in. The finished product shows nothing.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:22 PM   #8
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cpoo, the extrusion is attached to the class with urethane sealant. There is a small cavity in the extrusion that holds the sealant.
The tilt out window is fastened to the window frame with a pinless hinge. Removing the screws on each end of the tilt out lever and tilting the window up will allow the window to come unhinged from the frame.
I do all of my repairs myself but in this case I would take the glass and the aluminum extrusion to a glass shop and let them glue the it back on.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:18 PM   #9
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Window issue

Thanks. I think my dealer can take care of it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:07 AM   #10
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Window

I am sure mine is the same. The blade folds into a slot and the window opens and closes well however when a little pressure is applied to tighten it the blade comes out. It appears I need to push it in the slot tighter and perhaps apply some glue-urethane to secure it. Doesn't appear I need to remove it to reattach. These are frameless. Is your sample also frameless. I like your sliders. Next week my window awning install is being done so sliders would be nice. Worth thinking about.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:21 AM   #11
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cpoo The pictures are of the same window that you have on the passenger same part number. Yes the flip outs are frameless, on the complete window the frame is covered with glass. Looks great on the outside but not so good when you look through them from the inside. As the pictures in my other thread showed you had to move your head up and down to look out the window over the dinette.
We had a Winnebago VIP setting in our coach when we picked it up and he said they had got a lot of complaints about the Contour windows. We plan on keeping our coach for a long time so we just bit the bullet and replaced them.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:05 PM   #12
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Replace the windows

This is my last coach. I agree they look good from outside but not so good from inside. I might consider following your lead at least on the couch side as that is smaller but our most visible area. I pushed the flange up tight and then tightened the screw and for now it is holding tight so we shall see. I think the heat from the sun is causing it to adhere. It was my fault. I cranked it too much.
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:04 AM   #13
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Fixed it

i was able to fix it without removing. I loosened the control screw so the hinge was extended to the out position as much as possible then I mannualy closed the window and manipulated the glued portion into the slot in the closed position. From there it was just a couple of cranks to tight. The key was to get the hinge extended to the open position before attempting to get the glue strip area in the groove. Thanks GRTHarris for the help. Your pictures and advice helped me to work through this. I am having window awnings installed on Wednesday so I will then decide if I want to change out any of the two major windows. Probably not the very large one on the driver side as it has plenty of open area. Thanks again for taking time to help me.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:12 PM   #14
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cpoo Looking at online pictures I bet when you are setting on the couch and try to look out the window you are looking at that big black trim area in the middle. If you have any questions about the window replacement just ask.
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