FYI Cost: Replacement of front and rear windows - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #1
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FYI Cost: Replacement of front and rear windows

Just want to offer a quick informational post on replacing the front and rear windows in a 1983 Scamp 13’.

After breaking my wrist early this summer, I decided not to attempt replacing the seals on the front and rear windows in my Scamp by myself. I purchased the replacement seals from Scamp and had a local ‘Glass Doctor’ windshield replacement business do the work. They convinced me to replace the scratched windows as well, which did make sense as I am rebuilding much of the Scamp, and they were 35 years old.

The total cost of windows plus replacement labor came to $290. As stated, I had already purchased the seals from Scamp. Hope this helps any other owners in making a decision on what to replace.

Happy Tuesday, group - and thank you all for your opinions and suggestions as I peruse this website for information.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #2
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Thanks for the info. I could look it up, but might instead just ask what the parts from Scamp cost (so I can figure the cost of the replacement windows and labor at your local shop).

My front (plastic) window got scratched in the very first year of life, thanks to this gal...
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:33 PM   #3
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Hi, Gordon!

As I recall. The seal / trim was about $40 per window plus shipping from Scamp. The owner at the Glass Doctor business said they typically have that trim on hand and sell it for $3 per foot. I might add for those in Canada that this was in U.S. / Montana.

The replacement windows are 3/16” in depth, which is the same info that Ian Gilles has on his site re the window depth.
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Nice. Although I usually DIY, it sounds like it is well worth the expense to go to a good glass shop and not DIY for this job.
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That’s the same conclusion I came to after reading several posts about replacing the seals. And then considering some residual weakness in my wrist ... for me it was well worth the $$.

The Glass Doctor owner/operator said it was not an easy job for them, either - though that could have been mentioned before they gave me the invoice. ��
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