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Old 05-28-2017, 11:15 PM   #1
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Old Bigfoot windows sliding open while driving

Hey all

So I'm not sure what to do with my old windows. They slide open while driving, I'm thinking I need to replace the gaskets.

anyone know of tutorials, or have some experience with DYI'ing this??
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On our 1980, each sliding window has 2 aluminum handles on the inside vertical frame. The lower, silver one is fixed and meant to be a grip for opening and closing the window. The upper, black one can pivot and is a latch. With the window completely closed, the upper one should lock the window by twisting it into the slot behind the edge of the fixed window. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:06 AM   #3
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RE: Bigfoot windows sliding open

Tom describes my windows exactly in our 86 Bigfoot TF20, BTW, Sun-view Industries, the company that made our windows is still in business, located in Summerland BC. I have purchased seals, and replacement plastic slides for my windows from them. That said, my windows even when latched as Tom mentioned would still unlatch on bumpy roads and slide open. I fixed this problem by making hard rubber wedges that fit the latch when closed and keep it from working open.
That works for us, I have those wedges in all our windows.
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Old 05-29-2017, 01:27 PM   #4
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Hey all

So I'm not sure what to do with my old windows. They slide open while driving, I'm thinking I need to replace the gaskets.

anyone know of tutorials, or have some experience with DYI'ing this??
If the windows aren't leaking then don't spend the money to fix them. Don't fix what isn't broken. We fixed our back window in our Casita when it was only a year old by putting a dowel rod in the track. No more open windows. The lock would open by itself. Get a dowel rod just a little smaller than the track and cut it to fit. Doesn't have to be real tight. I also keep a couple of shorter ones so I can open the windows when we are gone but keep it safe. Hope this helps.
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