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Old 10-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Cool Sliding Window Help

Hi boys & girls, in our lil 165 we have one sliding window thats needs a little something cuz its kinda of tuff to close. Looking for some suggestions for something ( spray silicone ? ) to make window jus glide !
Thanks all happy motoring !
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Hey Chuck,
We have 3 sliding windows and all are difficult to open/close. Recently I replaced one of them (broken glass) and the new one slides real easy. I've lubed the others with silicone spray (use caution, kinda messy) and that helps for a while. The replacement window was a duplicate of the original and I'm clueless as to why it operates so much easier.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Hey Chuckwagon,

I have the same problem on my 197. It's the dining window to the right of the door when looking at it from outside trailer. I have given up on trying to open it. I'm also interested in a fix. A simple one.
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Hi 3firetrucks, hey bud we are talking about the same window I think. Your 197 is a blown-up version of our 165 forgive me if I'm wrong. Not sure if I could do a 197 with my Taco ? I had my truck before any considerations for a TT we still doing tent camping,oh well. No complaints on the 165 jus a little small sometimes but like one of friends once said to me thats what outside is for !
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Hi 3firetrucks, hey bud we are talking about the same window I think. Your 197 is a blown-up version of our 165 forgive me if I'm wrong. Not sure if I could do a 197 with my Taco ? I had my truck before any considerations for a TT we still doing tent camping,oh well. No complaints on the 165 jus a little small sometimes but like one of friends once said to me thats what outside is for !
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Sounds like we also did the same kind of purchase. I had my vehicle first for years before buying the trailer. Started out being on the market for a 184. Then started looking at the 165s and 197s. Just so happened I found mine at a reasonable price. My wife says she prefers the layout of the 165. Funny that we have problems with the same window. I wonder how many more are like it.
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Hey, we have 6 sliding windows and none of them slide easy. I am afraid to use any type of lube as I don't want to get the channel full of dust and really make them stick. As it is we just force them.
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Our 165 Sport slide is a little tight, but manageable. I've never lubed it.

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All mine are tight as well. Also notice the screens will sometimes open with the windows so have to make sure I slide them back closed.
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This is a systemic problem it seems. Mine also are hard to open and the bedroom window screen sometimes slide open. I am afraid to lube them because we get blowing dust here in AZ. We just "man handle" open and shut them. haha
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Wow, this hard-to-operate window thing is more widespread than I thought. While ours are manageable it's certainly an issue. One of the things that I find odd is that my replacement window is easy to slide and I can see no difference between it and the original. This problem seems present over multiple year models so I doubt it's a particular manufacturing run that is causing this. Wonder if Jayco does something to the windows before or as they install that causes this problem.
I mounted the replacement (for you X23B owners it's the one over the sink) using butyl tape. The original was mounted with some kind of foam weather stripping. I've re-bedded another window (right side forward) with the butyl and it didn't change the stickiness of the window.
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