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The Windows are Falling Out of My 2005 Roadtrek 210 Poplar RV

by M Bell


My rear side crank out windows are coming apart and the crank out glass has fallen out. The glass seems to be coming unglued.

This has happened on one side and is beginning to happen on the other side. For safety sake I now have the taped in with duct tape.

I would to know the solution to this problem and how I can go about replacing or repair these windows.

Thanks M Bell

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ANSWER: Hi M Bell thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page

The problem you are experiencing with the windows on your Roadtrek RV seems to be a continuing issue for them. In fact back in 2000 a recall was issued by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The recall was for 1999-2000 Roadtrek 170s, Roadtrek 190s and 1998-2000 Roadtrek 200s.

The NHTSA stated in the recall:

"Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTOR HOMES BUILT ON DODGE 2500/3500 VAN CHASSIS AND ON CHEVROLET G-CUT AWAY VAN CHASSIS. THESE MOTOR HOMES WERE BUILT USING FRAMELESS WINDOWS. SOME OF THESE WINDOWS MAY HAVE NOT BONDED CORRECTLY.

Consequence:
WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE OPENED/CLOSED, OR WHEN LITTLE PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO THE VENT GLASS, THE BONDING CAN GIVE UP PRODUCING A DELAMINATION BETWEEN VENT GLASS AND ALUMINUM.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AFFECTED WINDOWS WITH NEW ONES."

I understand that this recall does not include your 2005 Roadtrek, but it should also be noted that after doing a little bit of research I have found that other owners of your year and model Roadtrek are also experiencing window fall outs.

Since this still seems to be a problem with some Roadtrek RVs I would suggest that you contact your nearest Roadtrek Dealer and see if they can steer you in the right direction on how get the problem resolved. I doubt that Roadtrek will cover the repairs. because without a recall they are not obligated to pay for the repairs unless they do it as a customer goodwill gesture.

If nothing else your local Roadtrek Dealer can tell you where to get the replacement parts and/or refer you to a local repair shop who can replace the glass and re-secure the remaining pieces of glass so they do not also fall out.

I would be interested to hear from any other Roadtrek Owners who may also be experiencing this problem the windows in their Roadtrek.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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Poor ROADTREK Customer Backup
by: grampa Brian

Lost the rear passenger side awning glass section and the back window damaged in wind storm and needs replacement. Someone put plexiglass in for each and we bought the unit "as is" but now find out you CAN"T recertify it without the opening back window (2000 Popular 200 Chev)and auto safety glass in each case. Gonna be expensive and difficult to find the replacements by the looks of it. ROADTREK is NOT standing behind their products as they should, and the dealers don't give a damn once they have sold you a unit. As per usual, it's "buyer beware"!!!

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2001 Roadtrek 190 Popular
by: Doug in KC

Our CR Laurence window operators came unglued from the glass also. Luckily I caught it just in time to keep from breaking any glass, however I have lost one of the little metal tracks. I've glued the other 3 back to the glass with Gorilla glue, but one has come undone - thanks for the tip about the epoxy at the auto parts store!.
I've contacted Roadtrek directly, Two Roadtrek dealers, CR Laurence, who referred me to 'any local glass shop (HA!), and two local glass shops. None of them have anything that will work. I'm a fairly handy guy, and thought that if I could find something 'close' I could make it work - so far no good. One Roadtrek dealer offered to sell me a whole new window, but I only need a 50 cent part. Please keep this thread going!!! This is ridiculous!!

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window fell off
by: rod

Yes me too ,i have a Roadtrek 2004 190 poplar and my rear passenger side crankout window fell off lucky for me i was parked on grass , i thought maybe the summer heat cause it to happen .
Ill try to glue it back on. this site has valuable info on it and Im learning more about my Rv
thanks Rod

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Falling awning window RT Popular 190 2003
by: Anonymous

Same thing here, but we caught it before it hit the ground. The dealer said call Roadtrek. Roadtrek said to call an auto window glass shop. The one I called said they didn't work on exotic RV windows. Seems like a pretty straightforward re-glue, so I and a handy friend will try with a recommended rubber sealant/adhesive. Ours seems to work by inserting the top of the glass pane into a rubber sleeve, first pushing glue into sleeve, then glass, then letting it cure.

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Rear driver side louvre window fell out on 2003 190 V
by: RGMartin

Didn't break. Re-glued the aluminum channel onto glass, but cannot get it to stay in place with the runners, and just falls out. Seems like a part missing? All I want is some help about how to remount the window. Dealer no help, and auto glass place dealer recommended doesn't know much about Road trek.

I'll call Roadtrek today. I just got this vehicle, and maybe already getting the dreaded rv service runaround that so many complain about. Hope not, but there are so many unique parts in this vehicle that it seems no one actually knows how it works!

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window de bonded
by: Anonymous

drive side rear window fell out. Popular 2002

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www.carid.com for windows?
by: Anonymous

Try these guys
https://www.carid.com/cr-laurence/32-1-2inx18-1-4in-crank-out-1-8cr-mpn-fw904rs.html?gclid=CLHr8sj13M8CFcRahgod9lIHoQ

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Me too!
by: MooDan

I have the same problems with my 2004 Roadtrek Versatile 190.

The awning window behind the driver fell off AND lost the bracket/crank wheel guide.

Can't find the little bracket anywhere and I'm afraid I am going to have to replace the whole window.

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Stop windows from falling out
by: Anonymous

Ive had the same problem with my Roadtrek window slipping out. Luckily it fell on dirt n didnt break.

I epoxied it back but also added small sheet metal screws near the bottom of the track on all the other window tracks to act as a stop in case the window disengages from the aluminum bracket. This will stop the windows from sliding out of the track.

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2003 190 Popular
by: Olga

ssme issue....all we need is the bracket that is glued to the window. Dealer said he can't help. Roadtrek doesn't source out these parts.

Any suggestions for replacement part is much appreciated

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Windows are Falling out of my 202 Roadtrek 190 Popular RV
by: William McReynolds

My passenger side rear vent window fell out while driving. I'm wanting to find and replace just the piece of glass that cranks open and close not any hardware with it. My problem is where can I find the glass that matches.

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RoadTrek Replacement Windows
by: John

Those of you that had to replace the broken glass panels of the CR Laurance window systems......where did you buy just the glass lens?

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Repair window
by: Steve2555

I am a owner of a 2005 Roadtrek 170 had same product. Any auto part store there is a tube of 3m window weld number 08609. Clean off old glue put a nice bead on where you clean old sealent. Slide it back on and duct tape over night. Back on rode in 24 hours.

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Window fell out today
by: Anonymous

Bottom pane on 2002 Dodge 190 popular fell out today. Smashed in a million pieces. I have read this is an issue and RT not standing by the maker of the windows. SIGH.

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Luv my trek, hate the windows
by: John mccloy

2002 Roadtrek, windows leak and right rear fell out. Now all windows on drivers side calked shut and taped to keep glass from falling out. Right rear glued to metal strip with Gorilla Glue epoxy,so it's operable. For safety I tape both sides to camper when traveling. Hey, make sure you tell your story to anyone who will listen. CR Laurence needs to be out of business.

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2001 Roadtrek Versatile
by: Anonymous

Our rear side window fell out and we had it repaired . Now the other rear side window bracket became unglued from the glass and we are missing the other bracket because it fell off. We have contacted Roadtrek--they said call CR Laurence Co who made the windows for the Roadtrek. Cr Laurence has cut all ties with Roadtrek--they said to call Roadtrek back. We had an RV dealer call and Roadtrek told him to call CR Laurence. The only solution is to put a new window in--but all we need is a bracket. Any ideas?

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window falling out on 2003 rroad trek
by: danny d

yes mine window fell out too, it started out not closing then we shut it tight luckly when we were parked the window just fell into the grass ill guess ill have to call the dot to get another recall

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