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Old 06-28-2018, 04:25 PM   #1
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Windows open wider???

Has anyone figured out how to modify your crank out windows to open wider? We dry camp a lot and would love to be able to open the windows wider. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:34 PM   #2
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There is a plastic spacer block in the roller track. You can trim (or eliminate) that spacer as that determines the travel of the rollers. I think you would have to remove a couple of Pop-rivets that hold in the gear and roller mechanism, make your modification and then either install new Rivets or screw and nut to re-attach.

Sounds harder than it really is. I have replaced one of my "regulators" using an air rivet gun and it was very easy....
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I removed the plastic limiter a couple years ago with a screw driver and pliers. Used the screw driver to pry enough out of the track to get a hold of with the pliers and pulled. Doing it this way messes up the limiter, but I had no plans of putting them back in. You will need to put a little bend in the arms so the rollers move in the track smoothly.

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Today I fixed my windows. They open twice as far as they originally did. I drilled out the two rivets on one side of the bars and removed the plastic spacer. Then I used short bolts and nuts to put the bar back together. The hardest part was removing and reinstalling the screens. I already can feel the difference in the air flow.
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If you remove the limiter does it cause the mechanism to bind if you open too far? Or would you recommend cutting the limiter to a shorter length?
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No bind. Might need to put a slight bend in the arms so the rollers move smoothly.

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