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Old 01-26-2015, 11:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need some help! It looked simple...

Ok I need some help. My objective is to replace the frosted glass on our 25FB FC with clear HD Lexan. I found Lexan that is rated for entrance door use. We also ordered Ocean Air shade to mount above the door, and pull down for privacy at night. Seemed simple, right!! wrong... Or so it seams...

I removed the inside trim, expecting to be able to pry the frosted glass out, but it seems that the frosted glass is wrapped in an aluminum extrusion, that is riveted to the skin. From looking at the construction, it seems that the only way to remove the frosted glass, is to actually remove the rivets from the skin. Is that correct??

If that is what I have to do, I think I will abandon the idea and try and return the Ocean Air shade.

Or is there a way to remove the glass without removing the entire window unit?

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Old 01-26-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I'd love to be able to replace the frosted glass in the door.

I was just at a dealer for warranty work and asked if they could replace the glass. They just said "No". Now I know why.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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I am virtually positive there is no way to replace the glass without removing the entire riveted in window and frame. Then taking the frame off the glass that you have and replacing it with the Lexan is another issue to be dealt with.

Wish I could be more positive, but I don't think there is any easy solution to what you want to do.
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I would suggest that you peek out another window to see who is knocking on your door!
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Another approach is to use 1/8" Lexan (one piece 24x24" & one 18x24") and make inserts that reside on the interior of the screen door. Simply use window clip fasteners for retention and quick removal. They allow you to leave the door open and the outside air at bay while dramatically increasing the view and daylight inside whenever you choose. Besides, you can see folks coming.

These work well when mounted inversely:
Prime-Line 7/16 in. White Window Screen Clip-L 5774 - The Home Depot
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Another approach is to use 1/8" Lexan (one piece 24x24" & one 18x24") and make inserts that reside on the interior of the screen door. Simply use window clip fasteners for retention and quick removal. They allow you to leave the door open and the outside air at bay while dramatically increasing the view and daylight inside whenever you choose. Besides, you can see folks coming.

These work well when mounted inversely:
Prime-Line 7/16 in. White Window Screen Clip-L 5774 - The Home Depot
I saw the posts for this earlier and I love them and plan to make them.

My problem is when the door is open, it covers the kitchen windows over the sink. If the glass wasn't frosted, I'd be able to see out those windows when in the kitchen.
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Bunni - our trailer has the same design flaw. If the window is open, the door will break it so this was the next best option for improved visibility and 'airiness.' I noticed the following year model moved the window rearward behind the stove top which created another issue with flame outs when there is a breeze.
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