Previous owner replaced the window glass in the door of my 2004 Safari 22' - pictures of it below. They indicated the original had broken and they replaced it.
They used some type of plastic and it is not fit tightly into the window frame. I can push on it from the outside and see gaps in the outside seal or I push on it from the inside and see gaps in the metal track it sits in. They used a silicone product to seal the outside around the frame, as well as the inside. Of course the silicone is already pealing off.
I am hoping to remove the whole window and take it to a glass shop to have it set in the frame correctly.
When I remove the inside retaining ring what is holding the window on the trailer - is it simple held on by sealant to the trailers body? Been searching through old posts and lots of talk of having to drill out rivets but I suspect those are in regards to an different or older style window.
Is the best way to break the seal to use a dental floss or some other product and slide it between the body and the window frame so as not to damage the clear coat on the trailer?
On the outside of the frame there appears to be two metal strips at the top and the bottom of the frame that appear to be removable & set into the frame - now heavily siliconed in place. Do these just pop off and what is their purpose? What normally holds them in place?
If am successful in removing the window and getting it fixed, is using butyl tape to set it back to the outside the way to go or is their another preferred method?
Thanks in advance for any help. Would like to correct before the trailer experiences its first very wet west coast winter.