How to Replace RV Windows

How to Replace RV Windows
RV windows are relatively easy to replace, compared to windows in a traditional home. Screws hold the windows in place. Remove the screws and you can pull the windows out of the frames. It takes about an hour and a half to remove and install one RV window.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Phillips head screwdriver Butter knife Utility knife Butyl tape Flexible silicone caulking
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Butter knife
  • Utility knife
  • Butyl tape
  • Flexible silicone caulking
Step 1
Order replacement windows from the manufacturer of your RV or from an RV dealer. Make sure to give the sales associate the correct make, model and year of your RV so that you get the right windows. If money is tight, search for replacement windows at a salvage yard.
Step 2
Unscrew the screws located on edges of the window, using a phillips head screwdriver. Save the screws because you will need them to install the new window.
Step 3
Wedge a butter knife in between the window and the frame. Angle the knife slightly upwards, while you slowly pull the knife out, to release the window from the frame.
Step 4
Scrape off the remnants of the butyl tape from the frame, using a utility knife.
Step 5
Apply new butyl tape along the entire interior of the frame.
Step 6
Slide the new window into the frame.
Step 7
Place the screws into the window screw holes, using a phillips head screwdriver to tighten the screws.
Step 8
Cut any excess butyl tape that is sticking out of the window frame, using a razor blade. Work slowly and use gentle cutting motions to avoid marring the exterior of your RV.
Step 9
Caulk the window with flexible silicone caulking if desired. If the RV windows have drain slots, avoid putting caulking over the slots.

Tips & Warnings

 
Butyl tape can be purchased at RV supply stores. Enlist the help of a friend to help you catch the windows as they come out of the frames.
 
Butyl tape can be purchased at RV supply stores.
 
Enlist the help of a friend to help you catch the windows as they come out of the frames.

Article Written By Rose Kivi

Rose Kivi has been a writer for more than 10 years. She has a background in the nursing field, wildlife rehabilitation and habitat conservation. Kivi has authored educational textbooks, patient health care pamphlets, animal husbandry guides, outdoor survival manuals and was a contributing writer for two books in the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Series.

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