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Old 08-03-2022, 02:34 PM   #1
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Front window replacement

The front window of my 2013 19 foot Escape got shatter by a free flying rock projected from a weed eater.

Escape no longer does repairs and this is the info they sent me.

19’ Front rock guard window model – Hehr 8744 - 18 X 46 Rock Guard Window.
Hehr the manufacturer of the windows was bought out by Lippert components, the email contact for the Hehr windows is 96cs@lci1.com

The following is the response I got from Lippert -
"I am sorry to say but we cannot produce that window it is not available."

Our local RV repair shop is 3 to 4 months out and we would like to hit the road.

Is all I need is a laminated single pane and window "D" seal?
Any recommendation for a source?
Has anyone replaced the window if so is it relatively easy?
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Old 08-03-2022, 02:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Bruce, hopefully you will get an answer to your question...
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:00 PM   #3
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If you have a rock shield for travel, I would look into replacing the glass with Lexan.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:01 PM   #4
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You might go to a local glass shop to see whether if you took the window frame out of the Escape yourself and brought it to them, they may be able to replace the broken glass.
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Old 08-03-2022, 03:15 PM   #5
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You might see if these people can help you. They're in Vancouver, Washington: https://www.motionwindows.com/rv-windows/
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Old 01-23-2023, 11:28 PM   #6
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Hi Dave, how did you make out with your window. Last summer (2022) we drove off with our rock guard up. The end of one of the sliders broke off and the other slider bent badly. I'm looking to salvage a pair of sliders from someone.

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Old 01-24-2023, 05:18 PM   #7
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This is expensive and a bit out of the box but just putting it out there that a front window with rock guard could be replaced with an acrylic window. They seal so well they can be used front facing. The major benefit is that it would then be an operable window and virtually unbreakable. Owner Johnny Hung replaced his front window on a 21 (and others) with an acrylic one from Tern Overland
www.ternoverland.com/products
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Old 01-24-2023, 05:47 PM   #8
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This is expensive and a bit out of the box but just putting it out there that a front window with rock guard could be replaced with an acrylic window. They seal so well they can be used front facing. The major benefit is that it would then be an operable window and virtually unbreakable. Owner Johnny Hung replaced his front window on a 21 (and others) with an acrylic one from Tern Overland
www.ternoverland.com/products
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I looked into that for my E17. Ternoverland doesn't make a window large enough or slightly larger for the E17. Dustin said the cutout is 46.5" x 18 5/8". I did find one on Amazon which is slightly larger than the cutout dimensions but I'm not sure who makes it although it looks similar to Arctic Tern windows. Dimensions (cutout) are 47.25" x 19.68". Haven't decided if it's worth the effort.



https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0BHYKN9...lig_dp_it&th=1
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Old 01-24-2023, 06:54 PM   #9
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Sunview Industries in BC Canada will custom make RV windows. Only thing I am not sure of is if they have a gravel guard option https://www.sunviewindustries.ca/
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I looked into that for my E17. Ternoverland doesn't make a window large enough or slightly larger for the E17. Dustin said the cutout is 46.5" x 18 5/8". I did find one on Amazon which is slightly larger than the cutout dimensions but I'm not sure who makes it although it looks similar to Arctic Tern windows. Dimensions (cutout) are 47.25" x 19.68". Haven't decided if it's worth the effort.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0BHYKN9...lig_dp_it&th=1
Ahhhh good catch. That rules out the front and rear windows of the 19 too. I might be willing to risk a retrofit of an Arctic Tern window but would be really nervous with something “off-brand” sourced from China.

…and it makes sense that Johnny Hung didn’t do his rear window. I’m sure size was the issue.
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