I have been searching on the best way to take these windows apart for cleaning. Does anyone know how to do this? I uploaded the photo of what seems to be holding it together but they aren't screws. Is there a special tool to use? Any help is appreciated. They are the baby awning windows on each side of the trailer.
Post by ekimnamniets on Jun 16, 2021 12:51:14 GMT -8
Yes, special driver. The window is small enough to take with you to good hardware store. There are several sizes of this type fastener, that way you should be able to get one that fits exactly. I think those are called clutch head.
Those windows are easy to work on. And yes, that's a clutchhead screw. I had to buy a clutch head three socket drive set to get the right size.
Your window looks like it’s in pretty good shape. You will need to remove the old rubber gaskets called back frame gaskets and replace with new. They are dried and will leak. You can get new gaskets per the foot from Vintage Trailer Gaskets. Look online for them.
You will also need a new glass gasket. It’s grey or black depending on your choice. This is missing from your window. It’s completely gone. It’s used to seal up the window on the outside.
Here is a picture of a larger window with the new gasket installed. Note the grey ovalized rectangle that looks like the edge for the glass. That’s the window gasket. It puts pressure on the glass to stay in place and seal against water intrusion.