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Old 11-02-2019, 01:28 PM   #1
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Window mechanism stripped??

The open/close mechanism on this window appears to be stripped (it just spins without engaging). I have tried tightening the screw in the knob. I don’t really want to take it apart further without knowing what I am getting into so wondering if any one has any experience with this type window/mechanism. Or other advice. thanks.

Ps: dont ask about the strings wrapped around the mechanism!
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:32 PM   #2
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Same issue I had. You're in luck. Repair is simple and cheap. The bare metal shaft is splined to mate with the window mechanism. The splines are stripped. Here's what you need:

https://www.amazon.com/Prime-Line-Pr...2730252&sr=8-7
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:10 AM   #3
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Thank you so much!!
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Same issue I had. You're in luck. Repair is simple and cheap. The bare metal shaft is splined to mate with the window mechanism. The splines are stripped. Here's what you need:
This is timely information for me too, could you detail the process of getting the old one out? Thanks so much...........
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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more complicated

I purchased the part jeffery suggested... only ~$5, so inexpensive yes. But, not the exact same part as i would need (too short) if that was the only problem. Because upon removing the black plastic knob which houses the crank extension thingy, it became apparent that the issue is further down in the mechanism itself. Though slightly stripped, the whole shaft does spin ok, but the torque arm is not getting engaged (I think?).

So to me it looks quite a bit more involved... something along the lines of:

https://www.doityourselfrv.com/hand-...parts-replace/

There is also videos out there of people doing torque arm repairs but they are pulling the whole window out... again, much more than I want to do.

I need to research a bit more I suppose...
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Same for me. I ordered the shafts before discovering it's quite a bit more complicated than just pulling the old one and installing the new one. I'm not ready to pull the entire window just yet.
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Let me know if you figure anything out. I might go by a local RV shop next week to see what they say.
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Here is an earlier thread I found on the exact same window/problem I have:

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...air-17700.html

Working with an online vendor to get the Gear box parts and some instructions...
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Sorry to hear about your deeper problem, guys. I guess I was just lucky. But there's still time....
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Sorry to hear about your deeper problem, guys. I guess I was just lucky. But there's still time....
So, perhaps you have a different design? Could you please explain how you replaced YOUR stripped out shaft? There seem to be several reports of folks having made repairs with out removal of the window, but no one has been able to explain how they did this. Thanks.............
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