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Old 05-26-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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This may sound like a stupid question but I am new at this so I need some help.The sliding rear window on our Boler will not open. The weather strip in the bottom chanel seems to have expanded so the space the window is supposed to slide in is too small.I was told to spray the wether strip with a silicone spary.Is there a particular brand I should use or should I just remove the weather strip and try to install a thinner strip?The slider in the front window works fine but it has been somewhat protected by the stone guard... Thanks for any advice you can offer....Pat.
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Before I put any sprays on it (in some cases I have found silicone to bind, not lube), I would clean it out. It may be swelled with dirt!

The way the sliders work, there is a track fitted inside the frame. When water runs down the two windows, it either runs outside the track (on the outer window) or into the frame, under the track (inner window), taking dirt with it. There are usually two little hoods sticking out from the bottom outside of the frame. These cover drains for the frame.

Get some stiff material like heavy wire or weed-whacker monofilament cord and shove it in and out of the hood drains (you can pull the hoods right off if you wish). Then carefully squirt some water with hose (some will leak inside, so don 't overdo it) in the hood holes, then more shoving, etc.

Note that the track material may go up and around the bottom corners before it ends.

I found after my trip on Yukon Terr highways with the calcium chloride that the stuf almost turned into a cement and took wire to get it out.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Pete! I was lurking and you solved one of the mysteries of the Campster! I'll give this a shot too!
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Before I put any sprays on it (in some cases I have found silicone to bind, not lube), I would clean it out. It may be swelled with dirt!

The way the sliders work, there is a track fitted inside the frame. When water runs down the two windows, it either runs outside the track (on the outer window) or into the frame, under the track (inner window), taking dirt with it. There are usually two little hoods sticking out from the bottom outside of the frame. These cover drains for the frame.

Get some stiff material like heavy wire or weed-whacker monofilament cord and shove it in and out of the hood drains (you can pull the hoods right off if you wish). Then carefully squirt some water with hose (some will leak inside, so don 't overdo it) in the hood holes, then more shoving, etc.

Note that the track material may go up and around the bottom corners before it ends.

I found after my trip on Yukon Terr highways with the calcium chloride that the stuf almost turned into a cement and took wire to get it out.

Thanks so much.I'm sure that could be the problem. I'm going to give it a try.Every time I think I have a huge problem someone on this fourm helps me make it an accomplishment....
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