Window slide bolts door of Compact junior - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Window slide bolts door of Compact junior

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I am looking for suggestions and past successes from other owners. The slide bolts for the rear windows of the door of my Compact junior are pot metal and the nubs are broken off so that there is nothing to catch in the holes of the track that would allow windows to be open and allow for ventilation. The windows have been screwed shut into the window track. The door, window track and outside frame of the two sliding windows are aluminum, with pinch welds. Two local contacts, one including an RV window manufacturer, Sun View industries, makes windows for Bigfoot, suggest that I would be best to put the window back and screw it shut as before. Pinch welds would be hard to repair after window taken apart to get the slide bolts out. any one have wisdom or past success? Another sugestion has been to cut out present slide bolts without taking frame apart and add a face monted slide bolt.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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Kent,
I simply carry an 8" piece of wooden dowel and prop the window open with it. Not very elegant, but it works.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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I don't have a Compact, but is there anything here that may help, be sure to scroll all the way down the page: Interstate RV Metal & Supply
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Both my past Compact Jr. and my present Fiber Stream have this problem. The Fiber Stream actually has one side broken and one side intact, and the sash fits the frame with enough friction so it still functions, even without latching.

I have given up on finding a fix.
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On second thought, I wonder if something like this would work? At least you could open or secure the window: Aluminum Secondary Window Locks (4-Pack)-U 9819 at The Home Depot
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