When a window locking clip breaks ..........

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 01:05
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Howdy,

My old 2001 BT has two sliding clips on each window. One of these has broken. Does this mean the entire window has to be replaced or can the broken clip be replaced ?

Thanks a lot,

Willie.
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Reply By: Pixellator - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 02:04

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 02:04
Willie

Easy fix.
New parts available from Camec if necessary (maybe even BT if you have problems- I'm sure they still have some parts around).
If just the pop rivet has failed, simply replace it.
Whichever, use a few washers as spacers when you replace the rivet (between the tip of the rivet gun and the head of the rivet... this makes it easier to apply the riveting force, and also allows sufficient play to let the clip rotate easily.

It's all pretty self-evident once you do it.

Good luck
BobH
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Reply By: Toyman - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 02:57

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 02:57
Had to do two of mine recently.
In both cases it was just the rivet, so just drilled out the old one and replaced.
I ground down the tip on the Rivet Gun so it fitted easily in the hole.

John
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 18:52

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 18:52
Me too!!
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Reply By: Willie - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 03:31

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 03:31
Bob and John,

Good info, thank you both.

The plastic slide has broken off, so I will order one from Camec.

Do you guys know if it's possible to have a parcel mailed you at a Post Office on your route (without making prior arrangements with that Post Office) ?

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 18:54

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 18:54
Don't order one get several. Most caravan shops keep them.

Cheers John
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Reply By: Googs & Zelda - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 06:28

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 06:28
Yes Willie , you can .
Address it to yourself C/- Post Office in which ever town you are going to then write across the top of envelope or parcel Please hold - will collect .
When you go into the Post office to collect make sure you have ID.
That shall do it mate.

Dave at the Carrick Post Office
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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 07:50

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 at 07:50
Great Dave, thanks.
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