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Roop-Dogg

window repair help--portable house

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Roop-Dogg

I have a suitcase style portable house with the flexable plastic type windows. Last night i noticed a crack(tear) in one of the windows. I also have a flip over style house which i'm pretty sure has the same type of window. Anyway, has anyone else had this problem??? Or any idea how to fix it? I would think that with all the portable houses out there that there has to be other cracked/broken windows. Just wondering how others delt with theirs. In the short term, i guess it will get duct taped but was i looking for something that looked a little nicer. Thanks

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jlm

Yes, this is a common problem with many houses. Most of the time it happens when folding the house up and down. You can find the clear plastic in stores like Joanns and other craft stores. Some carry it some don't so you might have to look for awhile. You may also be able to get the plastic from the company who made your house by calling them. You will need to cut the stitching around the window to remove the old window properly. You then just restich the now window back in place. A sewing machine works best but you can do it by hand as well....talk nice to your wife, maybe she will help! Good luck!

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setterguy

We had our replaced at Canvas Craft in Ramsey. Pretty reasonable if I remember correctly.

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Roop-Dogg

This was one of the older "mankato's". Iv'e had it since '74 or '75 so its 29-30 years old. I'm sure i did fold it wrong somehow. Seems kinda funny that after that long that something would happen now.

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Roopy! Glad to see ya around again!

Anyhow, The window in my Mankato broke, actually shattered, only a month after I bought it. I have not replaced it, just keep the flap down, but the funny thing is, the other window is as good as new and the one that shattered never got worse. I've had this house since '91.

Pretty strange huh?

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Roop-Dogg

hey tom!!! good to hear from you. when are you comming down again??? been thinking of a day on minnewaska again. what do you think???

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Guest

To tell you the truth, I havnt been out much at all this year. and my weekends the next few months are pretty booked. If anything, maybe in March. I'll let you know.

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bobO

if you want a quick fix for a plastic window use some clear packing tape and place pieces of tape next too each other perpendickular to the crack or tear. I did it on my old house and it worked great. at little hard to see your tip ups but I think I made my pieces of tape a little long. keep the tape just enough to hold so the window does not get blury with too much tape. its a pluggers fix

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luckyc

I got some 3" 3M packing tape that is really heavy duty, maybe four times heavier than regular packing tape, after cleaning the window really good on both side, then put a layer on the inside and outside. It's been three years and still is holding up good. I got this from work but not sure where they got it, probably some supply house.

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