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Old 07-02-2017, 04:47 PM   #1
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Sticky/Stuck Window

Don't know if anyone else has run into this. The Not Emergency Exit window sticks enough where I have to hammer on the stay with my palm to get it to open, and it's still getting worse. Finally got around to addressing it.

Took a file to the aluminum in the front lower corner, took a bit of work but it is again an Emergency Exit. Just need to find some flat black paint.
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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I'd look at semi-gloss black.
I found on the frame that flat black sticks out like a sore thumb. Semi-gloss is a better match.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:00 PM   #3
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I'd look at semi-gloss black.
I found on the frame that flat black sticks out like a sore thumb. Semi-gloss is a better match.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:03 PM   #4
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To be clear, I was trying to match the trailer frame, not a window frame.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:12 PM   #5
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No problem, can't really see it where I need it anyway.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:45 PM   #6
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I have the same situation with the egress window in Ten Forward. In my case it isn't the frame, it's the gasket. I guess I'd better lube that somehow....
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:45 AM   #7
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I wonder if silicone spray found at autoparts stores would be ok for the rubber gasket
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Bob and Donna- do you have little holes drilled into the bottom of the outside frame near the corners? Reace drilled them in ours last year- don't know if they were supposed to be there originally or not, however did notice them on a 2015 5.0 recently.That window does not have weep holes to drain moisture. Am thinking Bob's issue may have been corrosion.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:13 AM   #9
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No, that window in Ten Forward doesn't have weep holes either from the window manufacturer or drilled by ETI. Guess I'd better see if there's become an issue opening the window since April... the last time I camped.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:51 AM   #10
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I drilled mine as the channel used to fill with water.

The gasket got torn up from opening/closing, I replaced it with neoprene cut to shape.

Did both of these shortly before taking a file to it. It was not corroded that I could tell.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:13 AM   #11
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I noticed back in 2012 on my Escape 19 that the escape window would hold water due to the curvature and lack of drain holes. I drilled my own drain holes, 2 each corner and it took care of the issue. In the winter water could freeze and stick to the gasket. Applies 303 protectorate to the gasket and had no issues. ETI started drilling the holes in 2013. With the 2nd G straighter walls it may not be necessary, just went out and checked mine. Never mind, I have the frameless option, no frame duh
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