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Old 07-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Frosted glass replacement

My 2004 19 Deluxe Scamp has frosted glass in the smaller 12x19 (11-3/8x17-5/8 inch) Hehr window on the port side, and the more I look, the less I like it. If it's window, I would like to see out! Has anybody replaced the glass with clear? Any hints? TIA
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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My local glass shop charges about $25 to replace the Hehr radius window glass (each pane). A new window will run around $100. & install.
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That sounds quite reasonable - did that include installation? I do not want to pull the Scamp to the glass shop, and I could do it myself.

The sliding pane is easy to get out. Any hints on how the fixed pane is mounted?
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If you don't want to take the Scamp to the shop. Just unmount the window and take the whole window to the glass shop. The glass is held in the frame with the black glass sealing goop. You can pull out the rubber strip from around the window glass and see sealed glass. The glass guy removes the old glass and uses it as a pattern to cut the rounded corners on the new glass. He cleans the frame and glues the new glass in and reinstalls the rubber strips. The best thing to do is to talk to your glass guy.
I figured it would cost that much for a DIY job. Buying a tube of black window goop and wasting several pieces of glass trying to cut the round corners and having to clean up all the broken glass. Took the glass guy about 15 min. to replace the glass in an installed window in one trailer.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:23 PM   #5
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Reinstall the window (sans that CRAP foam from Scamp) with Butyl, done properly you'll have decade of leak free service from THAT window.
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Thank you, Donna, Eddie,
I think you are both right, I'll have it done either by removing the window or by pulling to the glass shop. It sounds like another specialty I do not need to learn and save just a couple, maybe, of bucks.
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