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Old 03-04-2015, 07:05 PM   #673
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I am going to be trying a product called Window Poppers to help with stuck window syndrome. Probably will install them this weekend.

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Looks interesting. Please do report on the results. With pictures if you can, please! My only concern would be excess pressure on window at only one point. I have the same sticking issues ...


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Old 03-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #674
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Those look like they will work well. Please let us know how they work out.

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:27 PM   #675
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:43 PM   #676
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Well, I can now say I have a feature on my old 66 Trade Wind just like New Lucy. My windows stick against the new rubber seals I put in, just like New Lucy.

My windows were shut most of the summer so I figured the sun and heat "welded" the seals to the glass. I had a heck of a time getting them open.

I wonder if the silicone I put on the rubber seals caused the sticking? My windows are glass on rubber as I don't have the glass frames. They are the unique Corning glass windows used in 66 till 68.

I bet New Lucy doesn't have thin, tempered, flexible Corning glass.

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I have had so much trouble with New Lucy's windows sticking to the rubber molding that I was ready for a solution.

The little spring loaded window openers look like a good answer.

I decided to try something a little different first. This afternoon I drilled 7/32" holes at the bottom center of the window frames from the inside. I then used a wooden dowel to push the window breaking the seal. Once the seal is broken, the window opens easily with the side handles.

This seems to do the job without cost or hassle.

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Use 303 aerospace protectant to cure the sticking seal issue. It has no petroleum by products so the seals don't degrade over time and is a UV blocker as well. Works fine on all my seals and on the tires as well.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:01 PM   #679
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I am going to be trying a product called Window Poppers to help with stuck window syndrome. Probably will install them this weekend.

www.seeyoudowntheroad.com

I am not affiliated in any way with this company.
Wonder if this is where they got the idea?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f164...ml#post1358139
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The patent pending moosetags new Airstream window assist! I foresee huge potential sales and profits from this invention.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:23 PM   #681
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New Lucy now has her appointment at the Service Center in Jackson Center on April 28th. In addition to having a punch list of warranty item handled, she will be getting a custom rear awning. We ordered Lucy's awning today in a custom striped pattern.

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I have had so much trouble with New Lucy's windows sticking to the rubber molding that I was ready for a solution.

The little spring loaded window openers look like a good answer.

I decided to try something a little different first. This afternoon I drilled 7/32" holes at the bottom center of the window frames from the inside. I then used a wooden dowel to push the window breaking the seal. Once the seal is broken, the window opens easily with the side handles.

This seems to do the job without cost or hassle.

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I like it. The only question is....given everything in an rv must serve at lease 2 purposes, what else will the dowel do? My bottle opener is obvious.
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I like it. The only question is....given everything in an rv must serve at lease 2 purposes, what else will the dowel do? My bottle opener is obvious.
I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'm sure that some of the members here will come up with some very imaginative ideas.

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I like it. The only question is....given everything in an rv must serve at lease 2 purposes, what else will the dowel do? My bottle opener is obvious.
You could hollow them out and make them into straws.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:00 PM   #686
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Those look like they will work well. Please let us know how they work out.

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Look up a forum member by the name of Glogeo. She has done this to her Classic slide out successfully by using materials she found at Lowes or HD.

And the slide with the plastic covered tip that pushes the window out, has a support between the outside of the screen and window.

It's engineered better than the window popper version IMO.

She'd probably share photos of her work.
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