Window Replacement Question

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  1. FrCrilly

    FrCrilly Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,

    The upper front window of my 5 berth camper (ie window in front of double bed above drivers cabin) has recently disconnected. I believe it may not be possible to simply re-install to open as normal, hence I may need to order a new one. I have emailed a number of suppliers and I have only been able to identify suppliers in England who will need the original sent to them from which point they will make a new one. While I can live with the price of the window, I believe the courier fees in both directions will be very expensive. (I am based in Ireland).

    While I could securely fix the window to the vehicle permanently (meaning it can’t be opened), I believe this would be compromising fire safety. Another alternative is that I could somehow make the window act as a fall off fire door (ie it would be securely fastened but would fall to the ground in the event of being opened which I believe would be suitable for emergencies).

    If anyone has any alternative suggestions on how I could deal with this problem, I am all ears. (eg an alternative way to re-install the disconnected window)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance for all responses.

    (Window details: Width 127.5cm, Height 38cm, Roxite 80, D 401, Polyplastic, Rotterdam, 9401 PMMA)
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi FrCrilly and welcome :thumb:- my opinion only - if I was you I would stick your window in and seal it up :Eek!: Front windows are always major sauces of water ingress :Eeek: there are lots of vans with fixed window above the cab so I doubt very much if it is deemed a fire hazard. Fit a smoke alarm and enjoy your van :thumb: If not bite the bullet and pay the costs:Eeek: I do not think sealing your window will affect the value come sale time and it could stop water getting into the van destroying future value
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    I bought a polyplastic window for my compass avantgarde from a company called MIRAID give them a try

    terry
     
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    re above correction "MIRIAD" tel 01263 586060 "


    sorry

    terry
     
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