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Old 06-12-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Side Pop Out Window Repair

My Sportsmobile installed (drivers side) pop out window won't close all of the way. It's the one with the little crank handle on the inside. I'm just starting to take it apart, but not even sure how to service it.

It will still open, but when I get it to the point where it is closed, it won't cinch down, and now takes in a lot of air and noise on the highway. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: Side Pop Out Window Repair

I had the same problem, I just replaced the small mesh gear housing unit that the handle atatches to. Call up Peter at Sportsmobile for a replacement. You have to pop the window out, not the easiest job in the world, but can be done with a little patience. Sorry, no pics. You have to take all the trim pieces off and your shade to get to all the little screws that are around the window frame, make sure that the window doesn't fall out after the last screw is pulled, my window needed a little coaxing, but came out easily. Unscrew the 2 screws on either end of the round bar that ties into the gear housing and slide it out, put in the new one and reverse your steps. I noticed that the original screw holes through the window frame did not line up right with the holes in the gear unit, I believe that is one of the reasons we had this issue, it torqued the gear housing unit and created enough stress to help separate the halves and strip the gears. Drill out the holes as needed and use a torque drill to put the screws in. I used some small washers just in case. Have fun.....

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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Re: Side Pop Out Window Repair

Thanks for the explanation, I kinda just started tearing into stuff, until I figured it out. I went to my local RV store, and they ordered me the new mechanism. Crossing my fingers that it will work.

I also noticed that the window that pops up was separating from it's mount. I epoxy'd it back in place, but not sure that it is going to hold. I guess I will need to order a new window if it doesn't.
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