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Old 08-03-2020, 05:48 PM   #1
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1987 cadet front window issue

So I just bought myself a Cadet camper, took it out for it's first overnight, and the front window cracked almost full across because I neglected to tighten all the locks before heading out.

I have a call into an autoglass shop for ideas on repair.

Beyond Gorilla Glue and clear Gorilla Tape, which is doing a bang up job of keeping it together while it sits in my yard, what else can I do, or who else can I call?

Thanks to anyone able to give me a little guidance.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:24 AM   #2
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I had a Captain trailer until a few years ago and bought parts from Poland at Gomarket. I just googled European camper windows and here is one site:

https://www.campervan-hq.com/products/double-pane-rv-window-550x700mm

There are probably others- I didnt poke around too much.

Alto made in Quebec is using European windows and they might give you some help, at least where to source them.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:30 PM   #3
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Thanks so much. I'll try out that link and see where I get. I had seen other posts refering to the Quebec company, so that does give me another option as well.
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Old 08-18-2020, 10:09 AM   #4
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My Cadet window almost split too. My fix for now is:
1) Drill a small hole at the end of the crack, to keep the crack from spreading.
2) Drill little holes along both edges of the crack.
3) Use strong fishing line to sew up the crack.
4) Tape along both edges, then put sealing silicone over the seam and holes.
It ain't pretty, but it's solid.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-07-2020, 05:37 AM   #5
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Netherlands supplier

So the crack got bigger and i stupidly wiped the inside of the window with alcohol to try and get rid of some sticky gunk ( yes very technical term ). Well, the long and short of it is I found a supplier of Predom parts in the Netherlands, emailed back and forth with him for over a week, and now I am waiting for my new window to arrive, as well.as new exterior handles and molding covers. Shipping was expensive, but hoping it was worth it.

I'll post pics.and results once I get it and.window is installed. 😀

Side note, has anyone noted a smell in the camper after accidentally wiping the window with alcohol? Ever since then, there has been a putrid smell and i have eliminated all.other possibilities. I've read that some plexi when it starts.to degrade will offgas a horid smell and im hoping this is my issue, especially with a 33 year old window that I have accidentally sped up the process.with a chemical reaction.
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Hello Katie, I'am also looking for replacement Windows for My Predom Captain.
Could you share the name and address of the supplier in Netherlands?
Was it very expensive?
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