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

by M Bell
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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 like to know the solution to this problem and how I can go about replacing or repair these windows.

Thanks M Bell

ANSWER: Hi M Bell, 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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Roadtrek Side Window Redux
by: Jimmy D

I have a 2003 Roadtrek 190 Popular. I love it, but the side windows continue to annoy the heck out of me. Last year I re-glued both channel brackets on both side windows using Gorilla glue only to have them come loose again. I've picked up a 3M adhesive designed to attach metal to glass to do the job right this time, but I've lost one of the 3" aluminum channel brackets. I've followed two of the suggested links in comments above and gotten in touch with DK Hardware, all to no avail. Help! Anyone have any suggestions?

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Roadtrek windows falling out
by: Anonymous

I have a 2002 190 Versatil and today i opened the left rear luvar window and it fell out and shattered so i checked all the other crank outs and there all loose and unglued the brackets on the rollers have come loose now i need to replace only one window so far i cant go driving down the road and the windows fallout where can i get a replacemenr window and get the others fixed any help would be appreciated i live in Torrance Calif

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Roadtrek Window Problem
by: UTAH KID

A replacement bracket can be made quite simply by using a 2" length of 3/4" aluminum square tubing and slotting one side of it to accept the roller and arm. I attached this to the glass using the industrial strength nylon Velcro available at Ace Hardware. Works great and eliminates the expansion coefficient between the glass and aluminum (which is why adhesives eventually fail)
The tempered dark grey glass can be ordered online from Peninsula glass in Washington state for about $70 plus shipping. You will have to measure the inside of your frame. Be careful to get the radius right. Attach the aluminum top piece with heavy duty black double sided tape rated for 30 pounds also at Ace or True Value.
This has totally solved MY RT Nightmare.

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Roadtrek Window fell out.
by: Anonymous

2005 Roadtrek 210. Window fell out and lost on the highway. No window, no brackets. DK Hardware is no help. Laurence Manufacturer no help either. Any one know of any RV graveyards that might have Roadtreks?

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fix 3 little windows
by: nadine

I had the 3 little windows replaced on 1992 dodge versatile
they were plexi glass I drove the PA I was the only customer for hours went to lunch and came back. They will also do the glass side and back windows.

I heard of a place in CT also do not have that info

Conshocken auto glass 610 828 3619


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Roadtrek window
by: Anonymous

Window fell out of my 2002 Road trek but didn’t break. Trying to find someone or somewhere close by to have the window glued/sealed back in place. Anyone know a person or place near Mobile, Alabama?

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2004 170 Popular Window busted
by: Annie

I just bought a 2004 170 Popular, both crank out windows were missing, found the short drivers side glass in the back but the longer passenger is gone. It's about 34" does anyone know where to get the glass or new windows to fit. The only window to purchase all are the wrong size. By the way Roadtrek is in receivership though I left a message and he called me back saying it was Hehr windows, still no help. I'm willing to put 2 new windows in if I can get them for 400 - $500, I just can't afford custom at 1200.

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Road Trek Woes
by: Backpack to RV camper

We have a 2004 Road Trek 190 Versatile. We have had the same issues with the rear side windows. Passenger side, the metal slides have come unglued. Fortunately, they came off while parked in storage. I was able to use JB Weld Epoxy and so far they are working fine.

Not so fortunate on the passenger side. This one came completely off losing the glass and both slides, again fortunate it was parked for the season. I will JB Weld the slides but am at a quandary as to how to reattach the glass. I've read articles recommending double face tape and electrical tape to using epoxy. I am still evaluating the best method to repair this breakdown.

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wheel guide
by: Brucr J

2005 rt 210 Popular. Rear side awning widow "wheel guide" disappeared. followed link I found here to Amazon for a "operator channel guide" It fits! thanks for the help

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Found possible aluminum channel on amazon
by: LeorLeor

I am having a similar problem, lower glass detached from my 03 D170P rear driver side window. I saved the glass, but one of the roller channels is missing.

Excited to have found a possible replacement channel piece on amazon:
It is sold as "Casement Window Operator Channel Guide - 13-1/2 in long, Aluminum" for $4 + $8 shipping:
https://www.amazon.com/Casement-Window-Operator-Channel-Guide/dp/B00QL4HQ7O

I will post again here if I try it out. I may also try printing one.

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1992 Dodge Roadtrek
by: Nadine

Just discovered windows leak-need to replace the gaskets around the window and if I can find the cranks. This is for the back side windows and the 2 windows above the side door. The actual glass is good but I see that the glass can fall out after reading all these posts. Any ideas/thoughts contacted CL Laurence trying to find the right client of theirs. In the Northeast if anyone has had success.

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rear window
by: Anonymous

yes I also had the rear side window fall out while driving down the road 2002 roadtrex popular 190

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window came out of mine too!
by: Larry

Recently picked up a 2008 210 Versatile, have it sitting in driveway while taking care of things to prep it to go away, opening the roof vent and side windows during the 90 degree days here for some air. Opened right rear window today and hinge let go, whole glass moved out from van. Lots of good info on this page, things to try. Just uanother hiccup I guess. Now I have to watch for issues with the others.

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RT windows
by: Anonymous

My windows fell out but I retained all the part and duct-taped them until I could find a reasonable solution. Happily, I found a window company that had RV experience to reglue them. Very simple repair in a few hours - about $200. One year later still functioning well.

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Final Update
by: Doug in KC

Posted June 2018 - As an update to my 2 other posts, I was able to purchase the lost repair parts from DKHARDWARE https://www.dkhardware.com/. They carry the CR Laurence hardware to repair the windows in the Roadtrek RV's. You may need to make some phone calls and deal with some difficult people, but you can get what you need if you are diligent My parts cost about $60 after S&H.
For Installation of the parts, don't waste your time trying to do it yourself. Go to a glass shop that specializes in RV windows. Labor to dis-assemble and re-glue both side windows was $125. Net result is 2 fully functional, "as new" windows for under $200. Don't spend $1000+ on a new window plus installation!!!

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2003 190 Versatile Rear Passenger side window fell out
by: Cathy

I was unable to find the little slip hing as well as everyone else. I have not had luck gluing the ones I still have back on either.

The far rear passenger side window fell out, and I just found out I can order a new window for $1000, not including instillation. Isn't that exciting for a 20 X 24" window.

42011050 $969.50 Window rr crank ps-20x34

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window part
by: larry

I need those little medal brackets that are attached to the window of my crank out back windows. they glue onto the window an allow that little arm to slide while cranking out window. Where can I get them?

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Still happening after all these years!
by: Mary M

My 2004 RT Popular 190 rear side wind out windows have become unglued from the top again!!! Had these replaced with parts from RT and installed. Y RT dealer 3 years ago, and the same thing has happened again. RT happy to sell me new window assembly for $500 (plus shipping and installation) each. For some reason this does not seem like a good idea. Searching desparately for glass company that will take this on. Any advice?

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RE: 2001 Roadtrek 190 Popular
by: Doug in KC

Hello all - this is to update my earlier post. I was able to "track" down my part. CR Laurence does not sell replacement parts directly, but the parts can be purchased retail through DK Hardware https://www.dkhardware.com/. It took several confusing emails and with CR Laurence and DK Hardware, and a couple of phone calls, but I was finally able to replace my "RVTRAK" window parts needed to make my window operational again. If you are still having problems finding parts, I suggest you take this approach, and do your homework, you can have success. By the way, my 'small $5 part' cost $40 + $20 S&H.
Good Luck and Happy Roadtrekking!!

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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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