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Old 08-22-2019, 01:42 PM   #21
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I have this issue and am doing the research to repair it.
Studing the side arms where the roller fits into the metal channels, I noticed that the wheel is attached to the side arm with an axle through the side arm, which is locked to the side arm with a C clip.
It would be unnecessary to detach the metal channel from the glass. Instead remove the C clip and move the arm away from the metal channel.
Does this make sense?
"I have this issue and am doing the research to repair it."

I don't understand what the issue is that you are trying to repair.

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Old 08-22-2019, 02:02 PM   #22
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Default Roadtrek window C clip

I am studying it from the inside, with the screen removed. From this vantage point the C clips can be seen, and there is quite a bit of room.

Also, I am thinking of attaching a bit of Gorilla tape to the top and bottom of that metal channel. The intent is to prevent the wheel from exiting the channel, when I do not want it to.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:08 PM   #23
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My major issue is the glass is separating from the hinge. A related issue is one of the side metal channels has separated from the glass. I have repaired (reattached) the metal channel to the glass with 3M VHB 4991 two sided tape.
Before attaching the channel to the glass, I was making sure I could remove the side arms without having to unglue the channels from the glass.

I have the glass secured to the upper portion of glass with Gorilla tape while i am getting ready (mentally confident)to do the repair.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:28 PM   #24
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My major issue is the glass is separating from the hinge. A related issue is one of the side metal channels has separated from the glass. I have repaired (reattached) the metal channel to the glass with 3M VHB 4991 two sided tape.
Before attaching the channel to the glass, I was making sure I could remove the side arms without having to unglue the channels from the glass.

I have the glass secured to the upper portion of glass with Gorilla tape while i am getting ready (mentally confident)to do the repair.
Understood I think and thanks.

If like mine, 'when' the the glass separates from the hinge it will slide right onto the ground! Or, you don't have to remove the anything including the 3M VHB tape. Not sure, but if the window is shut, it might stay in place - for awhile?

I used tinted plexiglass which matches the other side very well, was/am pleased with it. This:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Enough for 2 attempts, first attempt was not satisfactory, second well done. Should last forever? given the Huge weight difference.

I suggest that you stop the other glass from sliding right through the slides now with something you can remove later.

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Old 08-24-2019, 01:32 AM   #25
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If you have e-rings on the actuator wheels, it would seem likely to me that someone has previously done the repair under the recall. The originals were riveted and you had to cut them off to repair the window. The recall kit came with e-rings.
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Do you still have that information? The lower part of the window actually fell off while I was driving. Now I have t figure out how to replace before the rains come.
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Hi, sorry, I am a little confused, it has been a few months. Can you elaborate on what information you would like? I am sure we can help you out, sorry to hear that you lost your glass. I like the solution of using Lexon, or the cheaper name for it is polycarbonate, a plastic. The brand name is expensive, the generic version is much cheaper. Bullet proof, will not break. However it will scratch.
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Hi Kim...my problem was the same as yours-while on the freeway the window flew off , never to be seen again. It had been closed and rattled open just before flying off. I should mention that the rollers and arms had been in bad shape.
I'm afraid I didn't find a reasonable solution, called a couple glass places near me-no luck. Ended up taking to RV sales and repair place and probably paid WAY more than I should have. They ended up replacing the entire panel. Very expensive. Everything matches perfectly, but expensive. I suspect the experts on this site will know a better and less expensive solution.
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Hi Kim...my problem was the same as yours-while on the freeway the window flew off , never to be seen again. It had been closed and rattled open just before flying off. I should mention that the rollers and arms had been in bad shape.
I'm afraid I didn't find a reasonable solution, called a couple glass places near me-no luck. Ended up taking to RV sales and repair place and probably paid WAY more than I should have. They ended up replacing the entire panel. Very expensive. Everything matches perfectly, but expensive. I suspect the experts on this site will know a better and less expensive solution.
Mfm Thank you for the info. I can tell this is going to be a challenge. How did you know the arms were in bad shape? There are two larger windows on the van with the exact type window design. I should probably inspect them, but I am not sure what to look for.
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Hi, sorry, I am a little confused, it has been a few months. Can you elaborate on what information you would like? I am sure we can help you out, sorry to hear that you lost your glass. I like the solution of using Lexon, or the cheaper name for it is polycarbonate, a plastic. The brand name is expensive, the generic version is much cheaper. Bullet proof, will not break. However it will scratch.
The lower half of my window fell off. I have a 2002 Dodge Road Trek Versatile. It is a CR Laurence window (approx 18.5 inches). I just started the search for a replacement and I can tell this is a daunting task. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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