Hi, attempting to remove fixed window on rear after demolition accident. I was thinking to reuse the gasket....buuuutttt....
According to BB owner manual (slightly newer version than mine) "remove strip and push inward on window from outside". Problem is that the gasket flexes a lot and then the window cracks a little more. I even used a hair dryer to super heat the gasket in one corner! does the glass *always* crack when removing? if so, the lamination won't let the window 'fly apart' right?
Other option is to cut the gasket out of the way. Sam really does not like this option b/c 1. the manual suggests its not necessary, 2. I don't see the same kind of gasket online (similar, yes... but not same) and finally, 3. new gasket needs to be glued into a loop and neither of us know what glue to use. I could possibly get him to go this route if we knew the name/model of the weatherstrip...it looks wider on the outside of the window.
If the coach was already retitled as an RV, I'd just drive over to the glass shop and let them do the deed but its not and looking at that busted up glass just seems to kill morale a little; we'd like to just get it 'fixed' so we can 'forget'.
I find lots of talk about installing but no one seems to want to talk much about the removal and, after our experience, I think I can understand why. Nonetheless, at the risk of resurrecting your own long-repressed window trauma....please help