Swift Window

by Mr Hiscocks
(Wilts)

Do you know whether I can just replace the double glazed unit on my Challenger caravans side window? It is cracked and definitely needs replacing. Any help much appreciated.



The answer is yes. It is not a difficult job to do. Your best bet would be to source a window from a breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so distance should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

You could also try a local Swift dealer and they should be able to get one and fit it for you.

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May 25, 2014
Window Catches Broken
by: Paul Pearson

If you have a few window catches that have snapped, changing them appears impossible, but is incredibly easy.
Get a biro pen, pop it into the small hole under the catch, and push the catch to the left.
It simply slides out !

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Abbey Ventura Front Window

Hi, does any one know where I can get a front middle window for my abbey aventura 325 2005 model? Someone thought it would be fun to throw a house brick at it
Cheers
Paul


You could try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so travelling should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website. You could also try your local caravan dealer, they should be able to order one for you.

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My Windows Have Stuck

by Ian
(Fife, Scotland.)

The windows on my caravan have stuck - Does anyone know how I would go about releasing the perspex from the rubbers or how have you done it? Many thanks.

The answer is very gently. Try using a silicon based spray (furniture polish will do). Spray the rubber from inside the caravan and gently run your finger round the seal allowing the polish to penetrate between the window and the seal itself. Now unlock the window and gently easy the window open from the bottom. It might be easier doing this from the outside by pulling the window open at the bottom. Once you have opened the windows, clean both the window and rubber seal with warm soapy water. Once the seal is dry, spray some silicon on a cloth and then wipe round the seal. This should stop the window from sticking again.

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Condensation Inside Windows

by Jasper
(St Austell, Cornwall, UK)

Do you happen to have any ideas on how to get rid of condensation from the inside of one of my caravan windows? Any help you could give would be much appreciated.



The way we used to solve this was by removing the small plug on the window and then gently blow warm air into the hole using a hair dryer. You must however be careful not to hold the hair dryer too close to the window. See if that helps!

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Jun 14, 2014
plug inside unit
by: Anonymous

use a small tube which will go in the hole or make larger suck out plug buy mouth and re stop hole.

Mar 31, 2013
Condensation
by: wayne

Hi, I have just been reading the advice on condensation inbetween caravan windows and I have just got rid of mine, but for how long I don't know. You do have to take out the to small stoppers at the top of the window, but be carefull because 2 of mine have fell inside, I then used a car vacuum cleaner over the hole ,and sucked the mosture out, as I say it has worked, but need to try and get the stopper out of the window now. Anyone got any ideas?

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Water Between The Front Main Window

by Michelle
(Cirencester)

Our caravan now has water between the front main window panes after we had cleaned the roof. What would be the best way to deal with this problem ? Thanks.

I pressume you mean that you have some form of condensation inside the actul window itself. If this is the case, in one of the corners of the window there will be a small plastic plug. Remove the plug and then use a hairdrier to blow warm air into the window to dry it out. Be careful not to have the heat from the hairdrier too hot as this could damage the plastic. Once dried out, replace the plug and you are done

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New front window for Baily Ranger 500/5

by Jason
(Warrington)

Can anybody help me locate a replacment window for my Ranger 500/5 ( 2005 ).
I have been quoted over £1000, any help would be great.

Thanks

Jason


You could try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so travelling should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website. You could also try your local caravan dealer, they should be able to order one for you.

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Replacement Caravan Window

by Caroline
(Berwickshire)

Please can anyone help? I need a replacement window for my 1994 ACE AMBASSADOR caravan. It is the right hand side window. Does anyone know where I can get one from?


Your best bet would be to source a window from a breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so distance should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

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Jun 11, 2014
Replacement of front window
by: Winston

Does anyone know if there is a video out there that shows how to remove and replace the rubber surround on the front window of trailers similar to a 1985 ABI Award Globestar ? I have an Award trailer here in Canada with a similar front window and I need some advise as to how to remove and replace the rubber surround. Also any help to select the proper way to seal once you are installing again. Any help in this area would be appreciated.
Regards
Winston Manning
Ottawa Canada

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Replacement Window

by Justine
(BB2 6NG UK)

Do you know where I can get a front window for an old Perle Orion caravan, (broken by vandals) 60 inch wide by 24 inch deep. If not available is there any other way to fix it? I would rather not scrap the van and as I'm a pensioner and can't afford to replace it.
Thanks, Justine

The best place to find any spare parts for an older caravan is usually a Breakers yard. If you look on our website on the page called Caravan Spares there is a list of breakers on there. Telephone them or e-mail them with your requirements and, if they have it, they will usually be able to post the item to you. Hope this helps.

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ABI Marauder Replacement Front Window

by Fiona Hannay
(Plymouth, Devon)

Please could you tell me where I can obtain a repacement front window for a 1988 ABI Marauder caravan? Many thanks for any information you can give me.


Your best bet of sourcing one would be through a Caravan Breakers Yard. Most offer a mail order service, so distance should not be a problem. You can find a list of breakers on our website. Just click on "Caravan Spares" on the menu bar on our home page to take you to the relevant page.

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Aug 05, 2011
Window
by: mr mcarthur

I am looking for a rear offside window for an ABI Ace Marauder 480 CT.any advice?
its a 1986 i think....


Your best bet would be to try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so travelling should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

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Caravan Windows

by Angie
(Notts, England)

I have a static Atlas Sahara caravan and need a plastic window trim for one of the bedrooms. Having been to different caravan outlets I haven't been able to find what I need. Can anyone help.?

I would suggest that you try contacting Atlas Caravans direct via their website. They should be able help you. Their website address is www.atlas-caravans.co.uk.

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Aug 08, 2011
Tight window trim?
by: Martin

I know the stuff you're after try caravanspares4u.co.uk. I've got a few to replace myself. I was wondering about width how snug do you fit it and is it better tight to the van or not?

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Windows

by P Humphrey
(Nottingham)

Just bought a brand new Bailey Olympus 462, got it home and noticed scratches to all three front windows like some ones took awire brush to them.dealer taken it back to try to get them out but I think they will not be good enough. Bearing in mind this is abrand new, not been touched by me what is my legal position,thanks.


If you are not satisfied, ask the dealer to replace all the windows that have been scratched. This should all be down under your Bailey Warranty. We had a few niggles that needed sorting out when we bought our Bailey Senator Indiana and the dealer fixed all the faults totally free of charge. If you get no joy with the dealer, go direct to Bailey and make a complaint to them and I can guarantee that they will want to sort it out.

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Bailey Senator Caravan Window

by David
(eEssex)

On my caravan the bonding between the window has let go causing water to seep in. Could this be repaired, and if so how or where? Thank you for your help with this.

Your best bet, would be to replace the window. You probably could get one through a caravan breakers yard. It would be cheaper that buying a new one and most breakers offer a mail order service. A list of breakers can be found on our website. Just click on our site map and then scroll down to the Miscellaneous section and there you will find a heading called Caravan Spares & Caravan Breakers

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Replacement Front Windows

by Terry Walpole
(Coventry, West Midlands)

The front window on my old Eccles Moonstone caravan has broken from the hinge and fallen off... Do you know where and how do I get a replacement? Many thanks.

You best bet would be to try some caravan breakers. Most offer a postal service so travelling should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website. Click on our Site Map and then scroll down to Miscellaneous and you will then find a section called Caravan Spares & Caravan Breakers.

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Window Replacement for Adria

I have a replacement window for an Adria caravan. Is it easy enough to replace it and if so how can i do this? It's the big window at the front of the tourer, I thought you could just slide it off but I'm having trouble. Thanks


Replacing windows can be quite easy if the window is on a flat surface, but can be a bit more difficult if is seated in a recess. The first job is to remove the end cap and any block which is just fitted below. Any window stays and fittings need to be removed (these can then be used on the new window). If the window is seated in a recess, you will need to remove the plastic insert on the aluminium trim that holds the window and then remove some of the retaining screws (enough screws to gently pull the trim away from the recess. This should then enable you to slide the window out of it's channel.

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Abi Tristar Replacement WIndows

by Tasha
(Cardiff)

I have an ABI Tristar caravan and some looney has smashed the near side slanting window but I have not got a clue where to get one from. I have checked ebay and my local caravan breakers but nothing and I am desperate as taking the children away in 3 weeks for Easter . I don't mind travelling if I have to.


Your local dealer should be able to source one for you. However failing that, your best bet would be to source a window from a breakers yard. I know you have tired your local breakers yards but most offer a mail order service, so distance should not be a problem. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

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Bailey Ranger Window Fitting

by Tony
(England)

How do I remove and refit large front window to a Bailey Ranger 500/5(2005)


First, you have to remove all the internal fittings on the window. Then remove one of the end caps on the outside of the caravan and gently slide the window out of the runner. Becareful not to scratch the front panel of the caravan whilst doing this. It would probably be best to use a dust sheet. Once you have removed the old window, replace the new window in reverse order.

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Replacement Window for an Ace Award Tristar

I am looking for a replacement window for a 2006 Ace Award Tristar . It is the front right hand side.



Ace caravans are part of the Swift group. So you could either contact them direct at www.swiftgroup.co.uk or you could try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so you can do it all by phone. A list of breakers can be found on our website.


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Plastic Plugs in Caravan Windows

How do you remove the plastic plugs in caravan windows as I have got condensation between the two panels.


We have had this problem and I just used a really small screwdriver to prise them out (being carefull not to scratch the window). After removal, I used a hairdryer on the lowest setting to remove the condensation.

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Closing a Window

by Shaun Clark
(Sheffield)

How do you close a caravan window after it has locked open? There must be a knack but i haven't found it?


On either side of the window are 2 struts which have locking points. When you open the window to the desired opening, you just tighten the locking points to keep the window open. To close the window, simply untighten the locking points and your window should close. If the window is stiff to close, spray the shaft of the struts with silicon.

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Sep 18, 2011
Closers
by: Anonymous

It could also be the type which doesn't have the lock nuts, with these you open it further then you let go and it then drops down, I know coachman have used this type.

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Coachman Atlantia - Front Window

I have a 2002 Coachman Atlantia and the front middle window has broken. Where would I find a replacement please?



Your best bet would be to contact a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

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Adria - Front Window.

Hi,
Does anyone know where I can get hold of a secondhand or new front window.
Thanks
Heather



Your best better would be through a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so there is no need to travel, you can just give them a ring. A list of breakers can be found on our website.

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Lunar Meteor Front Windows

by Brian Hill
(kent)

Hi, does anyone know if any other Lunar front windows will fit a 1996 Lunar Meteor as I need middle and nearside front due to an attemted breakin, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks Brian


Probably not. Your best bet would be to contact a caravan breakers yard to see if they could supply the windows for you. Most offer a mail order service, so there is no travelling involved. A list of breakers yards can be found on our website.

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STATIC CARAVAN WINDOWS

by Simon
(Turfrey)

Static caravan windows can be found at www.oipleisure.co.uk

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Polyplastic Window Colour

by Kevin Johnson
(Hull)

Hello
We recently had one of our windows replaced on our caravan and when we received it back the new window was a different colour to the original ones still on the van. I questioned this as I thought they had fitted the wrong colour but was told that the new one would fade in colour over time to the same as the others and that the original ones would have been that colour to start with. The supplier is polyplastic and I was told that this is a common feature for this material, is this right? have you heard of this?
Thankyou
Kevin Johnson


I did read an article in a magazine a while back about someone who had a similar problem but I can't remember what the response was.

If anyone knows the answer to this question, please let us know and we will post the answer on our website.

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May 04, 2012
Tinted Polyplastic windows
by: Bryan M

It seems that the bronze-tinted Polyplastic windows fitted to various makes of van about 10 years ago developed problems with delamination and were soon withdrawn in favour of grey-tinted ones.The grey ones will never "fade" to bronze.

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Water in Front Window

by Harold
(Dukinfield Cheshire England)

Do you know how I get the water out of the front caravan window as it has collected there. My caravan is a Swift Corniche 1999. Many thanks in advance.


I presume you are talking about condensation. On each window there should be one or two plastic plugs, depending on the size of the window. You need to carefully remove these plugs and then use a hairdryer to blow the warm air into the hole. This should then dry up the condensation. Just be care not to have the setting on the hairdryer too hot and make sure that when you are blowing into the hole that the dryer itself is not too close to the window. If the dryer is too close or too hot then it can damage or even start to melt the plastic.

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Window Condensation

by Jim Roy
(Inverness)

Can anyone help - my three front windows are fogged up in between the glass - I've never had this before - does anyone have any ideas how to fix it? Many thanks.


The way we used to solve this was by removing the small plug on the window and then gently blow warm air into the hole using a hair dryer. You must however be careful not to hold the hair dryer too close to the window. See if that helps!

Does anyone know of another way or solving this problem?

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Front Window

by Katie
(Milton Keynes)

Hi,
Does anyone know where I could buy a front window for my Abbey Ace Viceroy?
Thanks.


Your best and cheapest option, would be through a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so everything can be done by phone. A list of breakers can be found on our website or you could try searching for one on the internet.

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Bedroom window for Elddis Avante 534

by Alistair
(Welllington)

Just picked up my new caravan, having driven it 160 miles home, found that the bedroom window had a chunk knoced out of its corner by what looks like a staone.

Where can I get a replacement window?

How much do they retail at?


If it is a brand new caravan, I would suggest that you ask the dealer that you purchased it from. However, if it is second hand, I would go through a caravan breakers yard. This would be the cheapest option. Most offer a mail order service, so everything can be done by phone.
There is a list of breakers on our website or you could try a search on the internet.

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Window plastic plugs

by Joe McAlonan
(Essex)

Where can I obtain the small plastic plugs needed to seal the windows after demisting. Mine are deteriorated and are useless.

To clear mist/condensation from your double glazed caravan windows, do what I do.
Remove the little plastic plug on a warm sunny day, after a few hours the mist should dissapear. don`t forget to replace the plug.

joemack71@hotmail.co.uk



You could try your local dealer to see if they can supply you with the plugs, or you could try a caravan breakers yard.

A friend of mine had a problem sourcing these plugs and in the end gave up and used a small bit of clear cellotape.

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Caravan Window Scratched

Looks like the glaze is gone from the window and cannot see through it very well,got scratched while cleaning,any ideas how to repair?


Depending on how bad the window is, there are products on the market which are designed to remove scratches. Using these product has to be done with great care and must not be rushed. One of the most popular of the products is Caravan Pride Scratch Remover made by Farecla Ltd.

If the window is beyond repair, it might be worth considering replacing it. The cheapest way would be to buy a second hand one from a breakers yard. Alist of caravan breakers yards can be found on our website or you could search the internet.

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May 25, 2014
Taking out scratches on windows
by: Paul Pearson

I have an Abbey Vogue GTS 417 and soon realised I could hardly see out of the windows due to thousands of scratches from van cleaning with hard brushes by the previous owners.
I purchased XERAPOL Plastic Polish 50 g tube from eBay. It comes with a fine lint cloth to apply with, I simply rubbed it in in circular motion all over the window, then washed it off with a new sponge and washing up liquid. Then dried it off with a clean soft cotton cloth. The difference is simply amazing. One or two big scratches are still there and I will simply have another go at them, and rub in for a bit longer. Well worth the effort.

Mar 24, 2014
scratched windows
by: Anonymous

Try using BRASSO.Use a reasonable amount of pressure and buff the window vigourously.

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Adria Rear Window

by Julie

Does anyone know where I can get a rear window for an Adria caravan? I have tried caravan breakers but nobody has one!
please help



Try contacting the Adria Owners Club. Perhaps someone there might be able to point you in the right direction. Their website address is www.clubadria.co.uk.

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Caravan Windows

by David Hormell
(Chesterfield)

Hi
Can any one tell me where I can get a front window unit for a Abi ace Diplomat XL. I'm situated in Derbyshire.
e-mail david.hormell@virginmedia.com



Your best bet would be to try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so everything can be done by phone. There is a list of breakers on our website or you could try the internet to find one local to you.

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ABI 1983 Award Daystar front & rear window seals

I have purchased 1983 daystar the front fixed window and rear opening window have slight leaks, I would like to renew and refit the rubbers. I have found suppliers of the seals however they all ask the same question, "what sizes are the wall 25mm, 27mm or30m??? Don't want to remove the window and find the rubber on offer is not any of the options, anyone know the size?



To be perfectly honest, I have no idea. Try asking at your local caravan dealer. Perhaps one of the mechanics there might be able to advise you.

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Swift Corniche 1988 rear double glazed window

by Peter Sales
(Bakwell, Derbyshire)

I am trying to find a double glazed rear window for my Swift Corniche 1988 but I cannot find one. Can you tell me if any other Swift model back windows will fit.


Your best bet would be to try a caravan breakers yard. Most offer a mail order service, so everything can be done down the phone. There is a list of breakers on our website or you could search the internet to find one in your location.

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Double Glazing Plugs

by Rowland
(Spalding, Lincolnshire)

We have a Swift Challenger 520se, and have just found that one of these has gone inside the window. I just wonder if anybody has any suggestions of how to get this out.


As yet, we have not found a sure fire way of retrieving these plugs. So if anyone out there can come up with a suggestion, we will post the ideas on our website.

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Caravan Windows

by Brian
(Hull, England)

Hi,
Please can you tell me if it is possible to rebond a front window and if it is possible, how do you do it.
Thanks.


To be perfectly honest, I have no idea. You might be better off in replacing it. There is no need to replace with a brand new window, your best bet would be to source one through a caravan breakers yard. A list of breakers yarsd can be found on our website.

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Window Handle for Tabbert Comtesse 440

by Arek
(Poland)


Do you or anyone else know where I can buy a window handle for my TABBERT Comtesse 440 caravan? Many thanks for your help with this. Regards, Arek.


Have a look on the Caravan Spares page on our website as we list lots of Caravan Breakers on this page (www.caravan-advice.co.uk/caravan-spares.html). You may need to contact a few of them to find the part you need but I am sure they will be able to post the part to you.

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