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Old 06-24-2019, 10:31 PM   #1
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Broken Kitchen Window

Yes itís true. I was the recipient of a shattered kitchen window. I emailed Thor 2 weeks ago and in Thor fashion... no response. LOL. Like I expected anything else.
My suspicion is the kids next door but no cam to prove it.
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So plan ďBĒ
I got a piece of acrylic from McMaster Carr ($42) and with some cutting from one of my techs (shout out to Tom) itís installed.
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Some issues along the way. Getting the old rubber adhesive off the mounting pieces... dremel and wire wheel. I used automotive 3M adhesive to mount the acrylic on the original mounting pieces. Getting the pieces out to clean them was a bit tricky. The vent from the stove is in the way to the right and the dining window to the left. Open the dining window to slide the top hinged piece to the left. (If you have to reinstall a new window and itís mounted to the hinge youíd have to remove the dining window to slide it in)
When reinstalling the top hinge itís held centered by two tiny screws that donít allow it to slide right or left. But centered turned out to be 7/8Ē off center... thanks Thor. Luckily I figured it out before I mounted the acrylic to the adhesive. I let it set (open) for a day in the sun to help cure the adhesive. Our upcoming trip later this week will be the test. Iíll comment after I get back.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:31 PM   #3
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It appears my $50 window fix will remain permanent. Just completed a 250mi drive and the replacement window had no issues.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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Broken Kitchen Window

Iím interested in the acrylic you used. Iím checking out McMaster & Carr. I see a few options. Which one did you go with?

Can you expand on the method for cutting?

Last week we were driving down the interstate when we heard a loud crack like a rock hit the windshield. It wasnít the windshield but the side entry door.

The glass shattered but stayed together and I duct taped it when we got to the campground.

I emailed Thor and they did give me a part number to order it from a dealer. I read someone shattered there side window hitting golf balls and it was $240 for the window.

Might be worth trying your $50 fix!
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:18 AM   #5
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I ordered a cast acrylic sheet 24x36x1/8Ē. Black. It isnít transparent. Itís complete blackout. I donít really care since itís the kitchen window.
The PN: 8505K745.
You might pick a smoke piece if they offer it.
You could use polycarbonate but itíll scratch easier. It is 200x stronger than glass and acrylic is 10x stronger. It wonít scratch as easily as polycarbonate tho.
My tech used a 60 tooth saw blade then mitered the corners with a jigsaw and finished them with a belt sander.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:25 AM   #6
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My side window is basically privacy glass so the black probably would not be an issue. The windows on my coach are all tinted so they almost look black and pretty close to the acrylic you used in your repair.

Many thanks for the details!
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:56 AM   #7
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Quick update after an 1100 mile round- trip to Niagara Falls Ontario and back. The acrylic window appears to be a permanent piece of our coach. It seals against the rain perfectly even after a torrential downpour traveling the NYS Thruway.
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That is an impressive repair. My kitchen window cost 1200 bucks installed and took 2 months.

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