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Old 02-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Opening Windows

Is there some technique for opening windows in a 1976 Agosy 26'? They have push rods and three locking settings.

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:06 AM   #2
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Are there locks at the bottom of the windows, they turn 90 degrees to unlatch the window so the push rods can work.

The gaskets around the edge of the glass can become too sticky over time and actually hold the window closed. A credit card or other flexible plastic edged tool can be inserted between the glass and the seal to break it loose - this of course must be done from the outside.


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Old 02-19-2012, 03:17 AM   #3
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Plastic putty spatula is the preferred tool. Spray the rubber with a little silicone spray, after you get it open, to make it easier next time.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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Those 'locking'settings' are plastic, so DO be careful when you set those arms into place. You can drop the window too fast sometimes and it can shatter them at their bottoms.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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Yes, those plastic holders get really brittle over time. The new improved ones are made out of black plastic, and hold up much better. The old ones were grey.
The new ones aren't that expensive, so it would be a cheap upgrade. I have a feeling, though, after you get the windows open, you'll see the rubber gasket has started to crack and fall apart, so maybe while you have the windows open replacing the lift supports, you can replace the gaskets, too. Just be careful, once you start fixing stuff, you'll see more and more that needs doing...
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #6
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One person opening from the inside can be a little awkward for some of the windows. It is easier to open them from the outside and easier still with 2 people, one inside and one outside.
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Thats what ever you feel is right. We have a brand new window that the gasket is healthier than it should be, so I have to go outside and push in pretty hard while Angel does the locks on the inside.
Our Gliders (I think they are called that - are white) and you can just sit there looking at them being 'brittle'. Got to get some new ones...and the worst part is I think they are anchored in with rivets.
Guess I have to go to rivet school.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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Sticky windows

All the exterior gaskets on a travel trailer or motorhome, should be sprayed generously with silicone spray, at least once a year.

After a few days, the excess spray can be wiped off.

That little "PM" will forever prevent any "sticky doors or windows".


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