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imgoin4it

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Posted: 08/30/19 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dismantled or unassembled ours and once out of coach I re-assembled it and sold it.


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Posted: 08/30/19 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If all else fails, you can remove a window easy enough. Just take out the screws around the inside edge. The inside trim comes right off. You'll need to use a putty knife under the outside frame to loosen it but be careful as it starts to loosen and be ready to grab it.

Put it back with a bead of butyl caulk and you'll never need to worry about it leaking. Run a bead of silicone around the frame for appearances only.


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DFord wrote:

If all else fails, you can remove a window easy enough. Just take out the screws around the inside edge. The inside trim comes right off. You'll need to use a putty knife under the outside frame to loosen it but be careful as it starts to loosen and be ready to grab it.

Put it back with a bead of butyl caulk and you'll never need to worry about it leaking. Run a bead of silicone around the frame for appearances only.


OP here: Yeah, I've replaced a window in my Silverback before and it still doesn't leak.

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will likely have to disassemble it in some way, possible the Sawzall. In an older Cardinal 5th wheel we had I disassembled an attached jack knife sofa and put in 2 La-Z-Boys. The couch I want to remove now is nice and like new, but if in the end I want it out, the means by which to do it will depend upon how bad I want it out. [emoticon] Thanks again!


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agesilaus wrote:

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imgoin4it wrote:

I dismantled or unassembled ours and once out of coach I re-assembled it and sold it.


I'd be surprised if it doesn't come apart. I got rid of mine and replaced it with a recliner love seat. Took about 30 minutes to take it apart, put it in the back of the truck, put the new one in and assemble it.

I could have sawzalled mine, but it came apart real easy. I took mine to the dump. Hated the thing from new so it was cathartic to toss it out.


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+1 for thru the window opening.

The other guy told you how to take out window and replace it. Though, NEVER NEVER use silicone on windows or doors or anywhere that is seen. Silicone seals great, but is very very very difficult to remove and will make a permanent mess.

I had to remove a window to get my fridge out. You will have a nice sealed window and not worry about leaks for many years after.

Since u cant lift, then you should be able to remove window fairly quick, within 2 hrs if move slow. So time it so your "buyers" arrive then.
You will need help getting window out and back on if you cant lift.

A long ladder will help. Lay it up to the window to make a long ramp so you (they) can lay the junk on the ladder and just slide it past the window frame. I would not trust a buyer to take great caution to not hit the wall with the junk which might damage it greatly. The ladder gives them something to put it on and slide out without risk to the wall.

Since you will give it away, I would go the route of a sawzall and risk nothing, do no window work and you make the same amount in the end…. You may still give it away as there are people glad to weld it back together.

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Posted: 09/11/19 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most everything that is inside an RV can fit through the doorway! It’s really just a matter of solving the puzzle!

And Yes some stuff does come apart and bolt back together!


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