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Old 08-19-2018, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Preventive Maintenance on Rear Crank-open Windows

Several people have had the rear crank-open windows detach from their hinge-piece mount and fall to the ground and break. Mine look like the window is well attached to the hinge piece. On the outside there are some minor gaps between the top of the window and the hinge piece. I plan to clean the joint and recaulk using Lexel (my favorite caulk).

Has anyone found their windows starting to come loose and reglued them to the upper hinge piece. Any suggestion on other preventive maintenance to minimize potential for window detachment?
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:19 AM   #2
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What kind/brand of B-van are you talking about?
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2006 Roadtrek 210P. I think the 190 uses the same window.
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Several people have had the rear crank-open windows detach from their hinge-piece mount and fall to the ground and break. Mine look like the window is well attached to the hinge piece. On the outside there are some minor gaps between the top of the window and the hinge piece. I plan to clean the joint and recaulk using Lexel (my favorite caulk).

Has anyone found their windows starting to come loose and reglued them to the upper hinge piece. Any suggestion on other preventive maintenance to minimize potential for window detachment?
Yes, and I'm not the only one.

You Need to do something now to assist in not having the window detach, fall off. When the top of the window gives way, there is nothing to stop the glass panel from sliding down the two pieces attached to the window. Look it over, and you'll understand. One of my glass panels is now plexiglas, but works well.

I thought about gluing the panel back together, but it was in just about a million pieces.

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Yes, and I'm not the only one.

You Need to do something now to assist in not having the window detach, fall off. When the top of the window gives way, there is nothing to stop the glass panel from sliding down the two pieces attached to the window. Look it over, and you'll understand. One of my glass panels is now plexiglas, but works well.

I thought about gluing the panel back together, but it was in just about a million pieces.

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Forgot to mention: Never driving with either window open. And the two pieces attached to the panels can also detach from the glass.
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