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Zarcor tinted window and blind install 2020 OLEll Hull# 634


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I decided it was a gorgeous sunny North Carolina day and just a good day to install the new tinted glass and blind I ordered from Zarcor. I made this a stand alone post as this window install was a bit different from other installs I have read about here. It appears the Lippert now uses a sealant on the exterior window frame which adheres the frame to the door frame opening. They also use a similar sealant on the interior of the exterior frame, which holds the glass FIRMLY in place inside the window. I could not remove the old opaque glass from the old frame. I decided since this really appears to be a one time use sealant that purchasing a new exterior frame would be required. Reusing the old frame and compromised sealant was not an option for me. You will see where the sealant on the old frame came off after removal from the Ollie window door cut out or frame. Some of the old sealant came off on the old opaque window. I was glad I had purchased a new frame through Zarcor to do the install. The new frame was $28 plus shipping. Once I removed the old frame and opaque glass, the install was pretty straightforward. The new window frames use what appears to be a ratchet mechanism which once both frames are sealed together they lock into place. No more rope caulk or screws to tighten down when you sandwich the new window interior and exterior frames together. Zarcor sends (16) little plastic tabs (pics) that release the frames from each other. Without these tabs you cannot remove the frames. 

Below are a few photos to help describe the process. It’s not terribly difficult; just take your time and read the instructions. We are really happy with this mod and like the idea of seeing who is knock knock knocking on our Ollie’s door.
 

$175.00 for this mod including shipping from Zarcor. The staff at Zarcor made this mod seamless by answering all questions I had before moving forward. Just really great folks to do business with in San Antonio,Texas.  This is a fairly easy window mod and I would highly recommend it if you prefer being able to see who is knocking at your door. Take your time and remember be gentle as your working with plastic and glass.

link - https://www.zarcor.com/rv_products/rv-door-window-kit/


 

(16) tabs provided by Zarcor to remove existing frame.
You insert equally around slots on the exterior of the interior frame edge. You will see the slots.

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Ratchet mechanism that holds frames together.
Likely to speed up window/door plant assembly production cut costs.

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After removing the interior frame, a thin bladed puddy knife can be used to separate seal.

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Old frame and compromised sealant -

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Another photo of old exterior frame after removal-

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Throughly clean off old sealant off door frame-

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Installed new frame, and tinted glass, my bride was a tremendous help with an extra set of hands 🙌 👍🏻.

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The blind install was again pretty straight forward and it works great! It attaches with several small Velcro tabs.

The blind can be operated with the interior screen door closed, just slide screen door plastic opening for access.

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Finished exterior - we like the way this tinted window matches the rest of our glass. 

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The contrast of the tint vs natural light - 

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A question, Patriot. Is it easy to move the vanes of the blind without opening the door? You can reach the slider thru the little opening for the door handle in the screen door?

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Good install job!  Looks very similar to what I did a few years ago.  Ours has operated flawlessly.

42 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

A question, Patriot. Is it easy to move the vanes of the blind without opening the door? You can reach the slider thru the little opening for the door handle in the screen door?

It is very easy to open and close the blind without opening the door.  The slider is accessible through the sliding panel for the door handle.

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57 minutes ago, Mike and Carol said:

Good install job!  Looks very similar to what I did a few years ago.  Ours has operated flawlessly.

It is very easy to open and close the blind without opening the door.  The slider is accessible through the sliding panel for the door handle.

Thank you Mike! 👍🏻

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2 hours ago, Fritz said:

Nice job!  This mod will be high in my list later this year...

Fritz, thank you. If you have any questions later on just shoot me a PM, glad to help.👍🏻

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  Nice work. Great pics.  I plan on doing the same mod. I don’t like the idea not being able to see out the door.  As a safety reminder I’m sure most know this. At night and you need to look outside if you hear a noise or someone is at your door. Always turn on your outside lights on, and leave all interior lights off. Any one who is outside will not be able to see you inside  due to the tinted windows,  turning on interior lights you be seen plain as day.

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