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Old 03-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #15
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I had a piece of flat laminated glass cut for the door window in my Scamp. Figured if it was good enough for a windshield it was good enough for the door. Cost me <$20.
Tempered glass is much stronger than laminated. You can literally drop a piece of tempered glass on the floor without it breaking.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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Tempered glass can be ordered from most glass companies. Sometimes it can be a little wavy and distort the view through the glass. Also there can be tong marks at the edges. They are usually covered by the gasket. Some tempering houses can do distortion free tempering. As I remember horizontal or vertical processes yield different results.
The laminated safety glass used in automobile windshields like Donna used is probably the fastest to get, (while you wait) and is distortion free. You may even have some tint choices. I have watched the guys at auto glass companies cut it using a regular glass cutting wheel and some flammable solvent which was lit to melt the plastic safety layer. The edge can then be sanded and polished.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #17
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Russ mentioned fast and distortion free. That's why I bought it. AND, the fact the glass doesn't fall to the ground it it gets shattered. Have you ever seen a windshield that's been punched.. like with someone's head or a rock hitting it? It pretty much stays in place. I figured if I'm out camping and it's raining and if the door glass gets hit... duck tape to the rescue. At least it won't leave a big ole hole letting in water.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #18
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I agree with Donna. Tempered may be stronger but it still gets broken on the road - I have lost hatch and side door windows to rock hits. I would rather have a cracked window in the trailer than a pile of rough glass pebbles all over the interior and a big hole letting the weather in where that glass should be.

I did replace a broken pane in one of our Boler's windows, at an auto glass shop; I didn't think to get laminated at the time.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:32 AM   #19
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Just my two cents on onedayglass aka Peninsula Glass. I have done business with them twice, once on line and once at their shop. I was most pleased both times. Great people to do business with.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:49 AM   #20
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I had a side window fixed with laminate glass. I took it in and they did all the rest. They took it out of the frame, measured it, cut it, reinstalled it in the frame, all within an hour. $30 in Vegas where everything is inflated.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #21
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My local glass guy fixed it for $25 . Can't beat that.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #22
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How's the Scamp 19' coming along?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #23
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Glassed in the rear wall table board and ordered the axle today. It's going to take about two weeks to get the axle. Cleaned up the water tank, cut out old plumbing and removed water fill and electrical cord fittings. The PO had covered under the rear wall with blue carpet under the window. Cleaned all that up. I had to cut out ensolite 2" around the rear wall table board. I think I will try to cover the board in refletix and cover it with light brown carpet or I might order a yard of tan ratfur. Other than that not much happening.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #24
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Eddie I would be curious as to what your results were. Its a bit too late for me now but I had removed the back Casita window with the AC unit in it. I was able to take out the AC and the aluminum insert. The two side panes in the back window are Plexiglass. I took it to a guy here in Tx and he is charging me $150 to replace the large middle section. The reason I bit the bullet is because he is putting in the replacement strips and all the do-dads that hold the window in. Also this window is the correct and exact fit for that hole. I had contacted Casita but they didnt have any as he told me they were Hehr windows and were subcontracted out for the AC at that time. Anyhow I know its probably too much $$$ and in the future I will probably replace any glass myself but this way I can see how its done. That back window even with the center section still has a radius curve to it. Might have to sell one of my Villas in Monaco to pay for this.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #25
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My escape window on the Casita was cracked. (The fixed window.) With the Hehr windows if the slider is not properly shut and you try to lock it the lock stresses the frame and cracks the fixed window. Casita wanted $300 for a new escape window.
The older hehr windows do not have tempered glass. My glass guy just cut a piece of glass with two curved corners and glued it in like a car window. My rubber seals were good so I just reused them. Cost $25 for the repair but had pulled out the old glass and I had taken the frame out of the trailer.
Check out Hehr windows on you tube, there are some pretty good videos on window repair.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #26
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Thanks Eddie - you have given me tons of good input over the last few months. I will check it out. I have never done a search on Hehr on YT but will do so tomorrow. IF you can get passed some of the raw language on several of the YT sites there is a lot of good info that I track.
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