Originally Posted by risa
Thanks for your advice...question - do I have to get the Lexan custom designed, and who would do that type of work? Would you suggest that over getting a new window custom-designed & installed?
The cost to get a custom tempered glass window that has a very special double contour would be outrageous.
The complete window frame must be removed. You do that by drilling out all the rivets. Then the center bar must be removed. It is held in place with screws at the top and bottom, and they cannot be reached unless the complete winow is off the motorhome.
At that point, Lexan can be cut and installed.
However, it is doubtful that the 23 year old gasket is any good, therefore it will need to be replaced. The replacement gasket must closely match the original, or you will have created a water leak if not.
I suggest you take the coach to a dealer that knows how to do that job. They must know how to remove the complete frame, remove the center bar, and how to remove the rusted screws without damaging the frame, cut the Lexan to fit, install the window with a new gasket, remount the center bar, and probably install the other three gaskets for the slider window since it will be out, reinstall the window, using vulkem sealer along with Olympic rivets, then trimming the rivets down.
Lastly, if the window frame is painted Charcoal, it will need to be refinished.
I would suggest you get your insurance company involved, since that repair will cost several hundred dollars.
Be extremely careful which dealer you chose.
That job could take most of the day.