One of the things that always bothers me about most RV’s are the doors. More specifically, almost all of the doors have opaque windows you can’t see through. It’s really silly to me why it’s so common, but it’s probably cost related. So I set out and found bottomdollarsurplusinc on eBay that sells parts from RV collisions and salvages. Lucky for me, he had some high end clear windows at an affordable price so I picked up two of them!
I started by taping the outer glass to the door. This way it won’t fall out when removing the internal shroud.
Then I carefully removed the inner shroud and sealant. It’s also possible for the glass to fall backwards so I was quick to take this picture and remove it from the other side.
It helps to have two people, but I pulled this off on my own. Now its really clear! Oh hey, I can see the old vent there. I’ve since replaced them with ones that individually open and close.
Now to seal up the new-ish window and frame using 3M 08625 Window-Weld 1/8″ x 1/4″ x 30′ Round Ribbon sealer I picked up from Amazon. Of course I removed the old butyl tape and cleaned it all with 99% rubbing alcohol.
I prepare the replacement glass so I can reverse the process I used to remove the old windows.
These windows have another trick hidden. Scroll down and you’ll see!
Oh yeah! Built-in shades! The only silly thing is that since the screen sits flush against the door when closed, you can’t adjust them without opening the door and going outside. But I don’t mind.
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