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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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