Installing a frameless RV window does not have to be difficult. Even if you are doing it the first time, you can easily complete the installation in 1 to 2 hours. This guide will make your installation as easier as possible. First, you need to measure and order the right frameless RV window.
To install a frameless RV window, you need to have the right tools. Usually, the new window will come with all the parts you require to carry out the installation. Some of the tools you need include screws, flange seal tape, interior trim ring, putty knife, and a screw gun. In addition, it may come with a detailed installation manual you can follow. These are steps you should follow to install your frameless RV window.
Prepare the Window Opening
When installing the replacement RV window, you have to start by removing the old one. In this case, you need to remove all screws around the perimeter. In most cases, the screws range from 12 to 20, depending on the size of the RV window.
After removing all screws, you can push the window out. It is advisable to have another person outside to prevent the window from hitting the ground. However, if after removing all screws, you still find the window is not falling, you need to break the seal. After removing the window successfully, you can remove the remaining sealant tape.
Verify Window Fit
You need to test the window by placing it in a rough opening. In this way, you can ensure there is a proper fit. You should not put seal tape on the window. The outside window flange ought not to overlap, but should provide a great seal to sidewall.
Install a New Window
Leave the window face down on a soft surface to avoid scratching it and then apply bulb seal tape around the flange. You can begin in the bottom side and then apply the seal around the perimeter and trim flush.
After this, place the RV window into the opening as another person helps you align the trim. Start fastening the trim with screws, starting with four corners. In this way, you can fasten the trim with provided screws and starting with four corners. You can then work your way gradually tightening the screw throughout the process. In this way, you can pull the window and ring together easily. Ensure you use the screws provided as using other screws may damage your window.
It is advisable to ensure your cap seal. You can also run caulk around the exterior perimeter to offer you window an extra barrier to harsh elements.
Enjoy the New RV Windows
After installing your RV window properly and securely, you are ready to hit the road.
Remember that you take responsibility to ensure the accuracy of window measurements and proper installation. Usually, the manufacturer does not take responsibility for installation errors or incorrect measurements you make. Therefore, if you have questions about the installation or measurements, it is advisable to contact the manufacturer to avoid making your warranty void.