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Old 07-21-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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2018 21 Sink Window won't stay shut

We just did a trip over some gravel roads and found the window between the sink and cook top to be slightly open after driving the roads both ways. None of the other windows were open but the one by the sink seems to be vibrating lose and opening maybe a 1/4" or so. Sucks with the dust on the gravel road. Double checked it was tight on the way out and it opened again. Just curious if anyone has seen this before and if there is a solution. Seems like this one window turns a little to easily so can unwind itself with the vibration.

Anyone else experienced this problem.

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Old 07-21-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
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Perhaps some teflon tape on the threads could make it harder to turn....that is what I use on the table screw, or even a rubber band.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:56 PM   #3
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We just did a trip over some gravel roads and found the window between the sink and cook top to be slightly open after driving the roads both ways. None of the other windows were open but the one by the sink seems to be vibrating lose and opening maybe a 1/4" or so. Sucks with the dust on the gravel road. Double checked it was tight on the way out and it opened again. Just curious if anyone has seen this before and if there is a solution. Seems like this one window turns a little to easily so can unwind itself with the vibration.

Anyone else experienced this problem.

Thanks, Dave

Ours does that too. I-10 is just about as bumpy as some gravel roads and ours kept opening a little. We just took a little bit of low residue tape and taped the knob to the frame. One day I'll put two little tabs of velcro on each side of the knob and one on the knob and use a strip of velcro to hold it. Or come up with something else. Your bathroom window if you have one can do the same thing.
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:48 AM   #4
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I've found my kitchen window and the passenger side dinette window open, twice, after simply driving on paved roads/streets. Randy at ETI instructed me not to tighten the windows too tightly or that could cause the lower metal bar to come loose from the glass, resulting in glass breakage. So I'm trying to figure a way to keep the knob from turning ... drill a hole and insert a pin? use a wedge of wood? I tried teflon tape but found it made the knob too hard to turn when I wanted it to turn. Anybody have any solutions and photos of the solutions?
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There are thread locks made for occasional use, how about a rubber band....
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Thanks, Jim. You loved my table screw dilemma.
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This is an important thread and I hope a reasonable solution to this problem can be found. My windows occasionally do the same, again usually after driving on some distance of gravel or bumpy roads. I now make it a practice to regularly stop and walk around the trailer, checking each window.
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Just thinking out loud here.... how about a wood clothespin. Figure out some way of tapping threads on the little half circle inside the jaws
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Changed the title for better search reasons, the issue is keeping it shut,,,,
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We've had the same experience with our 'kitchen' window. I followed Tammy at Escape's suggestion and gently wedged a folded washcloth between the closed window and the knob, and after about an hour of travelling on a fairly bumpy road, the window was still closed when we stopped and checked.
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