Caravan Window Winders

Submitted: Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 07:38
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Has anyone had to fit a new window winder handle to the WOW control box?
New handle plus new WOW control box = confusion as the control box is a sealed unit.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:42

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:42
I think you have to buy the whole unit! But there are a variety of different models and brands.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:15

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:15
No Camec said I had to buy both parts separately. I have ordered parts, must be done on line

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:11

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:11
The handle simply pulls out of the box (get a screw driver under the edge), but the box is a chuck away item.
The box has a hidden screw attachment from the outside and you will need to drill out the pop rivet at the end of the arm..
Box and handle are sold separately.
Rubbish stuff.

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Peter
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Reply By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:19

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:19
I agree with the rubbish part of your comment.
Typical of the big con job Caravan suppliers of parts and caravan manufacturers, rip off the silly buggers that own caravans and cannot afford to get everything done by authorized repairers.
We have removed the old box and to get the handle out we had had to nearly destroy the box. Can't see how to get new handle into new box without dismantling the new box
Thank you for your advice
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:14

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 09:14
On mine the handles just push into whichever box/end you want the handle to be as most of the wiondows have two gearboxes, one on each end with shaft connecting them along the top, like you I found it nearly impossible to remove the handles once installed.
On a not unrelated note has anyone found the latches wearing so the windows don't close completely?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:43

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:43
I have needed to replace many latches (both sections) Peter.
More crap.
What designer would actually use a cantilevered pop rivet into thin aluminium as a pivot point for daily use?

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 23:30

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 23:30
Step-by-Step Wind-Out Window Repair

That link may assist.



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Follow Up By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 06:51

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 06:51
G'day PeterDDoes not go to anything when I click on the underlined section of your email
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 07:43

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 07:43
I'm not sure what happened, I'll try a different tack. Taking you to the individual article seems to no longer work.

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