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Old 06-28-2021, 07:51 AM   #1
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Windows don't stay closed.

2006 Scamp 19 - the sliding windows will not stay locked when traveling down the highway. They are locked when departing, but end up unlocked and partly open at arrival. Is there any kind of adjustment? Or am I looking at new windows all the way around?
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Old 06-28-2021, 11:09 AM   #2
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Window don't stay closed...

I had the same problem... windows opening while in motion. I solved it by attaching a small / thin piece of ferrous metal to the frame of the aluminum window... behind where the sliding window sits when in the closed position. Make sure that the thickness does not interfere with the opening of the window.

This small (width of the exposed frame... by ~ 3/4 inch) is a "contact point" for a small magnet that we attach on moving days, are easily removed and stored when setup. Hope this helps. Cheers

Example of magnets used
https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Magn...dDbGljaz10cnVl
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Old 06-28-2021, 11:10 AM   #3
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Two ideas. One, I found pulling back on the window after it is latched to put pressure on the latch solved the problem for me. Two, if that doesn’t work or you want something a bit more secure for rough roads, put a small bulldog clip on the window track next to the sliding panel.

It’s a common issue that has come up before with many simple fixes. Definitely no need to buy new windows.
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Old 06-28-2021, 12:31 PM   #4
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2006 Scamp 19 - the sliding windows will not stay locked when traveling down the highway. They are locked when departing, but end up unlocked and partly open at arrival. Is there any kind of adjustment? Or am I looking at new windows all the way around?
Cut a dowel rod that will fit into the track so the window cannot move. Easily removed when you want to open the window. Also gives more security against break-ins. This is how we solved the problem in our Casita.
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Old 06-28-2021, 01:37 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. All seem to be good solutions!
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Old 06-28-2021, 06:54 PM   #6
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2006 Scamp 19 - the sliding windows will not stay locked when traveling down the highway. They are locked when departing, but end up unlocked and partly open at arrival. Is there any kind of adjustment? Or am I looking at new windows all the way around?
I went to Six mile lake dispersed camping on the way home from Backus. I left the back window open to let the "NEW" smell out. I never thought about the sand from the dirt roads coming in the rear screen. It was like sleeping on the beach that night.
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I had that problem as well, but it went away after I took the rubber extrusion tracks out and washed tons of mud out of them. That increased the friction between the glass and the track surface. The tracks that the glass slides in are rubber extrusions with "fuzzy" surface where the glass fits. If you open the windows part way, you can work the tracks out carefully. If the windows sound like fingernails on a chalkboard when you open or close them, there is grit and dirt in those tracks. Good luck.
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