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Postby Spadinator » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:04 pm

I have been working on my slider windows for the trailer and have discovered that they are broken. There are 4 little plastic clips that center and keep the window in it's frame that are broke or missing. Does any one have any idea where I could get new ones or how to repair mine. :thinking:
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:26 pm

I did a search with no luck :( . Does the window have a manufacturer name that you could do a search on? :) Danny
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Postby Spadinator » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:44 am

Well Danny they are HEHR windows...there is a website for them but nothing supporting older windows. They don't list repair or parts on their website. I am hoping I don't have to scrap them because my doors are cut to fit them.
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Postby Micro469 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:19 am

Spadinator wrote:Well Danny they are HEHR windows...there is a website for them but nothing supporting older windows. They don't list repair or parts on their website. I am hoping I don't have to scrap them because my doors are cut to fit them.


Can you show us a picture of them? And of the clips? :o
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Postby madjack » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:17 am

Spad, email Hehr directly and ask...also, many auto side windows use a similar system so check with auto body part suppliers and auto window suppliers............
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Postby Elumia » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:13 am

I beleive Airstreams used Hehr windows. You might want to check on the Airstream forums. http://www.airstreamforums.com I know I have seen a vintage trailer site that also had some parts, but I don't have those favorites on this puter.

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Postby Spadinator » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:55 pm

Thanks guys..I'll check those idea out.
Here is the window itself:
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And here is the clip...it is supposed to have ridges along the outside but those are worn off. The window falls out rather that sliding.
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Sorry the pics are so bad.....you can sort of see the ridges on the clip.
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Postby Micro469 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:35 pm

Spadinator wrote:Thanks guys..I'll check those idea out.
Here is the window itself:
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And here is the clip...it is supposed to have ridges along the outside but those are worn off. The window falls out rather that sliding.
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Sorry the pics are so bad.....you can sort of see the ridges on the clip.



Are the clips missing the ridges from both sides? Can you flip/turn the clips around so the other/back/left/right side is on the front? maybe the ridges aren't worn completly on both sides.....

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Postby Elumia » Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:37 am

any of these the right thingy?

http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Sea ... asp?Cat=27

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Postby Spadinator » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:49 am

Those clips look similar but mine are plastic and it's hard to tell how big they are. I know my photos don't give a good idea how little mine are. The ridges on the clips are on the edges and they are glued to the frame. I can only guess they are worn out becasue the window just falls out. Also the fuzzy weather stripping on the window is also gone.

I am beginning to think that I may have to use the glass and make a hopper style window with a wood frame.
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Postby Rick Sheerin » Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:55 am

Spad-Try www.blainewindow.com They have a 195 page catalog of nothing but window parts. They even have a research dept. to locate hard to find parts.
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Postby Spadinator » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:47 am

Thanks Rick.....I have requested a catalog!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Laredo » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:04 pm

if all else fails you can "build up" Lexan (you'll need a flat and some split dowels, and probably a lot of sandpaper) from a place like this:
http://www.modernplastics.com/lexan.html
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Postby KA » Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:00 pm

Hi Spadinator,
You can check your local window supply shop. Also, you could call an RV salvage place and see if they have any parts.
Singleton's RV in Rochester, Washington has a bunch of bins with all sorts of used window parts. Their phone number is 360 273-9566.

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Postby Spadinator » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:32 pm

Well I struck out today.....I checked all the RV shops and glass shops. I actually found the clip in a book at Northern Utah Glass but when we tried to order it.........DISCONTINUED!!!!! :x Hopefully that catalog will have it.
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