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Old 10-14-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
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Remove dual glazed windows?

On my 1977 31' Sovereign, most of the dual glazed windows are fogged up or blistering between the panes.

Can the windows be removed, separated, and reinstalled as single glazed? If so, what is the procedure and what do I need to complete the project?
What is the possibility of correcting the problems within the existing dual glazed windows?
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Old 10-14-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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On my 1977 31' Sovereign, most of the dual glazed windows are fogged up or blistering between the panes.

Can the windows be removed, separated, and reinstalled as single glazed? If so, what is the procedure and what do I need to complete the project?
What is the possibility of correcting the problems within the existing dual glazed windows?
John,

I "repaired" the vista-view windows on my 78, with excellent results. The process involves breaking out the innner pane, cleaning out all the junk and sealer left behind, resealing the outer pane, and installing a new gasket material to take up the space created by taking the inner window and sealer between the panes out.

It is a tedious and messy process, but not difficult if you are handy at all. I would say it was the best fix I did on my trailer with results that you can really enjoy. It's great being able to look up and see the sky and they let in tons of light.

Do a search for vista-view and you'll see plenty on the "fix" I mention. If you can't find the process, let me know and I will send to you.

Craig
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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Depending on where you live you may find it easier to visit an RV bone-yard and just buy the proper size single pane windows and install them.
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I'm finally getting close to my window project. Can you recommend a gasket material and or a mfg. My plan is to buy contact paper and stick it to the interior pane before I break it with a spring loaded punch. I should be able to remove the broken pane with most of the small pieces still attached to the contact paper. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

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John,

I "repaired" the vista-view windows on my 78, with excellent results. The process involves breaking out the innner pane, cleaning out all the junk and sealer left behind, resealing the outer pane, and installing a new gasket material to take up the space created by taking the inner window and sealer between the panes out.

It is a tedious and messy process, but not difficult if you are handy at all. I would say it was the best fix I did on my trailer with results that you can really enjoy. It's great being able to look up and see the sky and they let in tons of light.

Do a search for vista-view and you'll see plenty on the "fix" I mention. If you can't find the process, let me know and I will send to you.

Craig
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[QUOTE=John W]I'm finally getting close to my window project. Can you recommend a gasket material and or a mfg. My plan is to buy contact paper and stick it to the interior pane before I break it with a spring loaded punch. I should be able to remove the broken pane with most of the small pieces still attached to the contact paper. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

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