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Old 06-21-2022, 09:29 PM   #1
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Lippert Framed Slider window problem

The run channel in 3 of my windows is too short and was poorly installed. Itís cracked, twisted, loose, and bunched up. Because of this, the windows are hard to use, and some of the run channel is broken.

Dustin at ETI says just put it in and use a sealant to glue it. First, I need more to replace what is messed up, and second, we were on the road so I tried a little silicon since itís all I had, and didnít want to make it hard to remove the channel like an adhesive or polyurethane caulk would. It did not work.

Ive not heard from Duncan or Lippert. This should be under warranty since the trailer is a Sept Ď21 E19.

Rather than continue to chase this, Iíd buy the correct run channel if I could find it. Google for a few days has not worked.

Does anyone know the correct part number for this so I can get some?
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:33 AM   #2
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We had a similar problem with one window in our 21 21NE. Escape sent me a replacement rubber gasket/track. After replacing it seemed to work better, but still not quite as easy to slide as the other windows. "Dry Lube" teflon spray is what we used and does help. In our case I think the vertical seal in the middle of the window is what's making it harder to slide back & forth more than the rubber track, so you might try lubricating this with the teflon spray as well.
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Old 06-22-2022, 04:15 PM   #3
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Itís lubed, and Iíll lube new track if I can get it, but without it, I donít have working windows.
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Another reason to get the awning windows, no lubrication issues down the road!
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:52 PM   #5
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Yeah, however this is a one-off; how many problems are reported here about frameless vs. framed? About 100-1.
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Yeah, however this is a one-off; how many problems are reported here about frameless vs. framed? About 100-1.
At least they are almost maintenance free for the most part....most issues are caused by over tightening.....
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Another reason to get the awning windows, no lubrication issues down the road!
Twice a year, for the 4-5 opening windows. Maintenance issue. It's not like my sticks 'n bricks where I have more than 20 opening windows. IF you prefer the frameless windows, fine. But I wouldn't get them just because of this issue. D'oh
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Old 06-22-2022, 06:15 PM   #8
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Yeah, however this is a one-off; how many problems are reported here about frameless vs. framed? About 100-1.
Tried and true Ross for sure . However kind of like the European acrylic windows ! Pat
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This is the first time Iíve had window problems in any RV. The frameless have had enough recalls I chose slider. The only real plus I see to frameless is less condensation. They excel there. We had some European windows in our last RV with shade like screens. They were awning style, but could open almost straight out. Full ventilation and usability in the rain. They were not double pane, and there was always the risk the screen could break. Overall I really liked them and would gladly get them again if offered.
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Old 06-23-2022, 01:15 AM   #10
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This is the first time Iíve had window problems in any RV. The frameless have had enough recalls I chose slider. The only real plus I see to frameless is less condensation. They excel there. We had some European windows in our last RV with shade like screens. They were awning style, but could open almost straight out. Full ventilation and usability in the rain. They were not double pane, and there was always the risk the screen could break. Overall I really liked them and would gladly get them again if offered.
We have played around with them when we see them in other RVís and would definetly like to try them . We also think they would be more appropriate for our trailers then the awning style that Escape offers . Just our opinion. Pat
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Just had the windows in our house replaced. The installers secret to make them slide smooth? Pledge spray wax furniture polish, spray the track then wipe the excess with a rag. They slide smooth as glass. As far as framed vs. frameless we all have our preference and it is only " right " for us. Others might have another preference.
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After contacting both Duncan and Lippert a couple of days before posting here, Iíve still heard from neither. I did get model numbers for my specific windows from ETI which matches the labels on the trim rings, and now have a part number from the web. Lippert only wants $13.24 per foot USD for the run channel which should be about a $1 a foot. I have been unable to source a 3rd party alternative. It seems Lippert warranty folks have been studying at the University of Dometic.
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