How To Replace A Window Crank?

by Edwin
(Franklin, Ohio)

Question: How do you replace a window crank on a camper window?


By: Bill Frye from A to Z Mobile RV

First you remove the crank handle held on by a Phillips screw, then you drill out the rivets holding the crank and cross bar on. Next you pull out the cross bar and crank. Then install the new crank and cross bar. I usually reinstall with screws because its almost imposable to get a rivet gun in place.

Note: on some models its is necessary to remove window and split the frame.

(This answer was submitted by Bill Frye, a friend of Robbie's who has been in the repair business for just as long. A definite reliable source.)

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Jul 16, 2021
Fed up with cheaply made window operators
by: Bon Echo Family Campground

Nice work on your website educating people! We are fed up with those cheap window operators aka window cranks. It doesn't take much to strip the gears by accidentally over-turning them. We use the all-metal ones (looks like die-cast metal) and buy from our local RV dealer here in Canada. Do you know of any better quality ones on the market?



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