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Old 06-13-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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Removing back window

I'm installing a window AC unit in the back driver's side window of my bus. The window to the right of the back door (from inside). How do I get it out, other than breaking it? We've tried using scrapers to pry it out but with no luck. I'd prefer not to clean up lots of glass shards.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:47 PM   #2
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I had to carefully and forcefully push it out.. It's a SoB, but it'll go. Focus on one corner and work the rubber gasket out as you go. Wear gloves in case it does break.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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There should be a removable rubber spacer on the outside...remove it. then push in one corner as jazty suggests. It IS an SOB. You probably have safety glass so not likely to get shards but use reasonable caution and common sense (for example, don't hit it with your fist )
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:19 PM   #4
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Does it push in towards the bus or out? Or does it matter which way?
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:22 PM   #5
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Mine just has a rubber seal all the way around inside and outside. Doesn't seem to have the spacer. We hope to keep the rubber seal intact for when we put something back in its place to hold the unit.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:09 PM   #6
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Examine the inside and outside closely to compare them...one side should have an extra 'hump' in the middle that runs parallel to the whole gasket all the way around. Ours is on the outside, presumably to keep kiddos from pulling it out to relieve boredom and frustration during their bus ride. If you find that, follow it til you find the seam where it is joined in the round. Use something flat to pry it out of its groove. The window *should* be pushed toward the side that has the now vacant groove. I found these instructions in the owner's manual for my BB.

the process will be microscopically easier if its nice and hot.
Inside on our bus..no extra 'hump':
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/member...cture11533.jpg

Outside on our bus...removable gasket piece in place to hold window in:


Outside our bus...locking piece removed about an inch...see the groove? It will stretch when you remove it so be careful not to snap it. Move your grip every few inches so you're not pulling it from a foot away.


this will give you a basic understanding of how the gasket works.
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It seems Thomas and blue bird used different gaskets. My Thomas did not have the same gasket that you have pictures of, seroflorus. You honestly had to just force the window out, starting at a corner. It might help to have a spray bottle with a 50-50 mix of dish soap and water. One person could be inside pushing the corner while somebody outside squirts dish soap in the developing gap. It would eventually pop out.
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Or did it push in? I can't remember..
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Blast and dam...I just hate not being able to help.
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Even though you are working with tempered glass may I suggest you tape up the whole window for peace of mind if anything and then you can push or pull or whack it or whatever suites your fancy.
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