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Old 07-24-2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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Replacing the door window glass

I'd like to know if you can buy replacement clear but tinted glass( like the rest of the windows ) for the window in the door. The frosted glass is ok but for our trailer I think we would prefer being able to look through the window. Has anybody done this, and is the glass expensive?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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Not much action here.... I guess it is not high on the mod to do list.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:32 AM   #3
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Gotta admit, Murph, never thought of doing it.... wouldn't expect it to be difficult but I've never taken the door apart to see. Check with an RV shop (lots in Langley) as you'd probably have to order the tempered glass through them, anyway.
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I don't think the problem is going to be with replacing the glass, but rather trying to get enough space between the door and screen door to hang some kind of drapery for those times when you do want privacy. There's not much room there.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:55 AM   #5
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We had to replace the glass on our old camper after it got busted. I also rebuilt the doors on that camper so I have a pretty good idea how they are made. If your camper has the typical solidy window with just the white trim around it, just take the trim off from the inside. Have some (or do it with the door open) hold the trim on the outside when you get ready to take the last screw out as it may fall out of the door. Take the glass to your local glass shop have them cut & tint a piece to the same size. The window isn't glued in or anything, it is only held in by the little clips on the inside of the plastic rim and the screws pinching it together. I've actually thought about pulling ours out and tinting the frosted glass - especially in the bathroom.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
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There isn't much room to cover the window but I noticed in the current parts catalogue that you can get a velcro cover or I can make my own.
Now that I'm in Levenworth where the temps are worm and I have the door open more often it is not a big deal but will still do this when I get the glass.

Thanks for the info on taking it apart. I've kinda wondered what stops the water from getting down into the lower part of the door. Assumed there was a gasket.
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As mentioned above it is best done with two people. When that last screw comes out you have more than two hands can deal with. On our last trailer the window looked kind of rounded on the corners but when we had it out it was just a rectangular piece of glass.
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Murphie, if you do replace the window, can you post pics in the mod section? It doesn't seem that this is something that's done often by any of the members yet and your pics/directions might be a help to the next member that comes along wishing to do the same thing. Thanks
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Murphie, I just told my husband our last time out that I wish I had a door window that I could actually see through! I thought I was the only one thinking this. I am like you, I could rig up a curtain etc for the convenience of being able to see who is at my door. Let me know if you modify this and how it goes.
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We are in the middle of doing this because we hate not being able to see through the door. My sister's friend made me a little curtain that attaches with Velcro and has little tiebacks. I'll post a pic when we are done
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