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Old 08-20-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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I am attempting to restore the front and back windows in a 1983 13ft. Casita. I want to remove the windows, disassemble the frames, and replace the original felt and rubber interior of the original frames.

Both Casita and Hehr Window were unable to offer the necessary materials to restore the windows on the older model windows.

Can anyone instruct me on how to remove the window frames and how to disassemble the frame, as well as, where I can obtain the necessary felt and rubber linings to restore the interior of the frames?

I appreciate any assistance.

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Old 08-20-2010, 01:39 PM   #2
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...where I can obtain the necessary felt and rubber linings to restore the interior of the frames?
Hi Steve,

I think the rubber channel you need is part # 75000639, and can be found here: All Rubber Channels with Flocked Lining

I'd love to hear how your window repair goes. We have a '84 Casita that needs to have its front and back windows rebuilt, but I've been putting the job off. Maybe you can inspire me to get to work on it!

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Old 08-20-2010, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for providing me with a source to obtain the rubber channel for my Casita window repair. Now, if I can firgure out how to get the window out and how to disassemble it, I will try to find the courage to get started. I have a sinking feeling this may be a never ending project.
Thanks Again!!!

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Old 08-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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Steve, there are about 20 screws on the inside of each window frame that you will have to remove to get the windows out of the trailer. That is your first step.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #5
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Steve, there are about 20 screws on the inside of each window frame that you will have to remove to get the windows out of the trailer. That is your first step.
Thanks Mark, there appears to be a rubber seal or lining in the frame as well as the felt. Since I do not know what the material is named, I am not sure what to ask for when trying to find the material. Can anyone tell me what to ask for and where I might find it?

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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Do you mean between the frame and the exterior of the shell? Don't know what they used in 1983, but now you want to use Butyl tape... a putty like substance on a roll.
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Do you mean between the frame and the exterior of the shell? Don't know what they used in 1983, but now you want to use Butyl tape... a putty like substance on a roll.
Thanks Donna, the rubber strip is in the metal window frame next to the felt strip.

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Steve, check out this page perhaps you'll find what you're looking for. The rubber parts are about halfway down the page: Interstate Metal Fabricators, Inc.
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Thanks for the Link Donna. One of those should work.

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Steve, it would be really helpful if you are able to get everything you need... with parts numbers/where you made the purchase, etc. and post back here. Sounds like others could use the info too.
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I am attempting the same EXACT project! 83 Casita - rear window. Have the rubber felt 'stuff' installed (in the middle of the 3 tracks) and am wondering just exactly what you found to use as the 'rubber molding" that goes on the outside track... I'm at a total loss. Tonight I will attempt to pull out the entire window frame and replace it with the butyl tape. Any pointers, suggestions, etc. would be GREAT!
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I am attempting the same EXACT project! 83 Casita - rear window. Have the rubber felt 'stuff' installed (in the middle of the 3 tracks) and am wondering just exactly what you found to use as the 'rubber molding" that goes on the outside track...
I used part # 009-057 from Interstate Metal Fabricators on the outside groove of the window on our Casita's door. I think it would also work on the front/rear windows, but we haven't tried it there yet.

Interstate Metal Fabricators, Inc.
(under "rubber parts")

Good luck with your project - I'd love to hear how it goes!
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I am attempting the same EXACT project! 83 Casita - rear window. Have the rubber felt 'stuff' installed (in the middle of the 3 tracks) and am wondering just exactly what you found to use as the 'rubber molding" that goes on the outside track... I'm at a total loss. Tonight I will attempt to pull out the entire window frame and replace it with the butyl tape. Any pointers, suggestions, etc. would be GREAT!
J, I am stuck on the same problem. I can not locate the rubber molding that goes in the track and I am hesitant to proceed any further with my project until I locate the molding. I am going to attempt to attach a photo of the product we are searching for in hope someone will recognize the molding and suggest a supplier.

The molding is about one half inch wide and one half inch high and oval shaped on top with a flat underside. The flat underside has a quarter inch deep groove in the middle.

I will let you know if I come up with anything and please do the same.

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steve,

Could you post a photo of that molding "end on"? In other words, if you sliced a piece off, what would the inside of the slice look like?

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