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Old 05-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Replacing a window on a Safari

Has anyone successfully replaced a small oval window in a 28' Safari's bedroom?
Is there a special way to take the frame apart?
Need to replace the glass. Thanks.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Yes, I did that on my Globetrotter. Doesn't take much effort. Take a sharp putty knife and shave off the rivets putting the knife paralleled to the face of the airstream. Use a rubber mallet. Once you remove the heads you might need to drill out or punch out the rivet stems. The frame and widow will come out. At this point you will have to separate the frame from the glass. I wrote up a post in the window section if you are interested. You can go to the glass shop and a get a replacement tempered glass made to fit. Clean up the old gasket and use vulkum and parabond to reseal the gasket. Re-install with new rivets and you are done. It cost me $50 for my glass. Here is the thread:


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Old 05-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Hold on a bit...

I've replace two "stack" windows on my 1970 Safari, but I think your 2007 glass might be installed a bit differently. I have those same windows in our 2007 International but they look different than the ones in my '70.

Montana is correct in that you can replace yourself ( I center punched the rivets and drilled them out to remove the assembly). But get some input from someone that has replaced your much later version of the same window, they may just be rubber glued in from the inside, not sure.
The '70 safari had a gasket that held it in place within the riveted frame (which comes apart). On our 2007 rig, I see no gasket, just a rubber glue material. You may just have to remove the easy to replace rivets from inside your coach. Again, not sure but much easier than removing outside rivets. As Montana mentions, a glass shop in town should be able to make the glass, temper and tint to match. Good Luck- Let us know what you find.
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