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Old 03-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
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Replacing Front and Side Wing Windows

I have noticed that the front and side wing windows in my 75 Ambassador contain double pane glass similiar to the vista view glass. Inside the front and wing window panes tiny unsightly crystals have begun to collect next to the inner seals. I would like to replace the front glass and sash as well as the glass in the wings. I understand from a recent post that Inland RV has the front glass and sash. I assume this is also double pane glass. Is replacement glass available for the wings? Perhaps it would be better to replace with single pane glass? Here a few photos of my windows along with a blurry pic of the crystals inside the double panes.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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I have noticed that the front and side wing windows in my 75 Ambassador contain double pane glass similiar to the vista view glass. Inside the front and wing window panes tiny unsightly crystals have begun to collect next to the inner seals. I would like to replace the front glass and sash as well as the glass in the wings. I understand from a recent post that Inland RV has the front glass and sash. I assume this is also double pane glass. Is replacement glass available for the wings? Perhaps it would be better to replace with single pane glass? Here a few photos of my windows along with a blurry pic of the crystals inside the double panes.
Double pane windows are a thing of the past, many years ago.

The crystals you see. are "normal".

All replacement windows for the older coaches, are single pane.

From 1969 and up, there is no such thing as "glass only." All the windows come with a metal frame around them that is called a "sash."

Therefore they are called "sash and glass."

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy. Does Inland have the wing window sash and glass for the 75 Ambassador?
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Thanks Andy. Does Inland have the wing window sash and glass for the 75 Ambassador?
Yes, we have them in stock.

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The 75 windows can be taken apart and cleaned out. I know because I did it, but it's a lot of work. I and Zeppelinum have a thread on it not to long ago. If you need more info I will be glad to help you out with what information I can.

Here's the Reader's Digest version: Taking out the old windows and reinstalling the windows would be about 25% of the work. The rest of the work is removing the windows from the frame, cleaning them, putting in new butyl, and reassembling. Good chance you won't be able to reuse the old gasket, but you can use Vulkem. Of course there is always a chance that the panes may break. You could also reassemble using only one pane in a window. If you do replace them and can't figure out anything else to do with the old ones I will be glad to take them off your hands.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:49 PM   #6
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Yes, I found the threads you mentioned and found them very helpful. I'm not sure yet whether to repair or replace these windows. It's good to know both options are possible. However, as we speak I've got a bigger fish in kettle as I'm considering replacing the entire frame in my Ambassador. It looks like I will be doing the full monte but I'm exploring other issues, like the windows, as well. I will let you know what I decide when I get to windows.

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