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Old 09-16-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Window seals and track replace

Has any body made a video on how to replace the window seals and the track that the windows slide in. I have to replace all of mine and I don't quite know how to start. Can the slide windows be removed to clean when the track is removed.


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Old 09-17-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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There are a lot of posts on this subject. Chaplain Kent provided a lot of pictures and a good write-up. I have replaced the seals on one window so far and found that it was a lot easier than I was expecting.

Seals are available from various sources. I don't know if the Argosy motorhomes used the same bottom track guide that the Classic motorhomes use. If so those track guides are no longer available. My tracks were marginal but I think I can make due with what I have.

In a nutshell what you have to do is drill out the rivets on the aluminum trim frame that on the inside of the coach. Pry out the screens and then the windows. You might have to remove the bottom track guide and the top track guide before you can get the windows out. Once the windows are out you dig out the old window seal and then replace it with a new one using weather strip adhesive from 3M to glue the new seal in place.

I have yet to figure out how to do the little fuzzy dust strips but will get to that one of these years

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.


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Old 09-17-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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Just replaced mine in my 1975 argosy 26. No need to drill anything, PM me and I will give you my cell#. I can give you some good timesaving tips
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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Me too! Can we conference call?
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:24 AM   #5
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We also have a 1975 Argosy MH with seized windows. I would love to know how to at least remove the windows and clean the tracks. They seem to be intact but sticky and gummed up somehow. The windows still slide but not well.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:48 AM   #6
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We ended up spraying our tracks with Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray; it works like a charm.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:44 PM   #7
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If the windows are stuck, then the Silicon spray is a good lubricant sprayed into the fuzzy to release the Windows.

Overtime the fuzzy wears out and requires replacement and that can be done without drilling or removing anything but the sliding screen and the sliding glass. The fuzzy is called fuzzy schegle and is available from several sources. I have gotten mine from Andy's Inland RV in CA. It is purchased by the foot and they will help you figure out the length you need.

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The old fuzzy is pulled out and the new is pushed into the channel.

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Old 08-28-2016, 03:51 PM   #8
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With the screen and window removed, usually that is the proper time to replace the Vinyl lip seal around the window on the outside and the vertical vinyl lip seal in the center vertical bar. Amoung multiple sources Andy also has these available.

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They also sell this by the foot and will assist in determining quantity.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:08 PM   #9
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Attached is a photo from the inside of a 77 Argosy. For the Windows with screens there are two tracks with fuzzy. The two front side windows (driver and passenger) only have one track.

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With the screen or window free to slide in the track, close both the window and screen all of the way. Look very closely and there should be a section of the fuzzy at the top or bottom that can be removed. Removing that section then slide the screen or window into the section of the removed fuzzy. At that point the screen or window should be able to slide down into the track without the fuzzy. In that position the screen or window should be lowered down into the track just enough that the opposite side will come down out of the fuzzy and clear the metal part of the opposite track and installed fuzzy. Carefully tilt out the screen or glass to remove from the window. With the screen and window out, all of the old fuzzy can be replaced. Reverse to re-install the screen and window.

Do not force the glass if it gets stuck. With patience work out the jam and gently remove the glass.


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