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How to Remove and Replace Caravan Windows

Interested in replacing caravan windows yourself? Whatever your reason might be for removing your existing caravan windows and replacing them, you needn’t struggle through the process alone.

Regardless of whether you want to learn how to how to fit a caravan window or how to remove a caravan window, our expert team can help. Below, we explain these processes in step-by-step detail to help you determine whether this is a caravan project you can take on yourself or one you should seek professional support with.

How to change a caravan window

Struggling with a broken or cracked caravan window? Despite being specially constructed to withstand all kinds of weather and conditions, these windows can still sustain significant damage from time to time.

In these instances, it’s crucial that any damaged windows are swiftly removed and replaced to ensure the safety of both yourself and other road users while out and about. 

How to remove a caravan window

Removing a caravan window tends to be a relatively quick and easy job, however, the exact method will vary depending on the make and model of caravan that you own. If you’re ever in doubt of the best way to remove and replace your caravan window, we always recommend contacting the caravan manufacturer.

Release handles and clips

By inserting a small allen key or screwdriver into the holes at the bottom of the window, you should be able to release the window handles and clips. This will detach the stays (which you can leave in place if you’re not replacing them), allowing you to remove the window.

Lift window out

Once the window is free, simply lift the window up horizontally with the var at the top of the window. Lift the window slightly past this point to ensure it unhooks from the runner. Some windows may need to be positioned differently when being lifted out, such as at a 90° angle, to encourage them to smoothly unlatch from the runner.

How to fit a caravan window

Once you’ve removed the existing caravan window and have a suitable replacement window (for your make and model of caravan) on hand, you’re ready to fit the new window. Fortunately, replacing caravan windows involves the same steps as removing a caravan window, but in reverse order as explained below.

Slide window into runner

The first step to installing a new caravan window is to slide the window into the runner. However, before you complete this step, it’s important to remove any protective films and ensure the window handles, clips, and stays are in place for a relatively quick and straightforward installation.

Tighten handles and clips

Once the new caravan window is in the right position, you’ll need to safely secure it. Using either an allen key or screwdriver (whichever works best for your make and model of caravan), simply tighten the window handles and clips, and reattach the window stays.

However, if you want to avoid the time, money, and effort involved in replacing your caravan windows, it pays to look after them. From the seals and trims to the panes themselves, you should take care to use appropriate cleaners only, cover the caravan when necessary to protect it from the elements, and avoid towing the caravan in high winds and other conditions that are likely to cause damage.

Shop caravan and motorhome window seals

At Seals Direct, we know that in many cases, the windows of your caravan or motorhome may not be the cause of chilling drafts and damaging water ingress. Instead, the heart of the issue may be the condition of your window seals.

If your caravan window seals are loose, cracked, or damaged in any other way, you may have noticed water making its way into the interior of your caravan, creating costly and unwanted damage. Fortunately, you can explore a wide range of specially designed replacement caravan and motorhome seals here at Seals Direct. 

Alongside having an extensive selection of caravan window seals to explore, you can also find strong and reliable seals for the doors, hatches, lockers, sinks, battery boxes, awnings, and gutters of your caravan.

Made from a combination of high-quality sponge and extremely EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer), these long-lasting seals are available in a variety of sizes designed to fit most caravan and motorhome models.

For professional support choosing the right seals and trims for your caravan or motorhome, please feel free to contact our helpful and knowledgeable team today. You can either give us a call on 01425 617722 or send your enquiry via email to sales@sealsplusdirect.co.uk.

However you decide to get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.

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