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Geoffd

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I am taking the easy way our here, but I have two queries,
1. The window on our UEV490 doesn't like to lock properly, due mainly to damaged rubber surrounds and dirt ingress into the window grooves.
Has anyone replaced the existing glass window on the drivers side of the camper with any other type of window or has anyone renewed the rubber around the window. If so what advice can be given.
2. We are also looking at replacing the original mud type tyres with a more up to date tyre profile, therefore, we would like some advice from present owners of 490s as to the correct tyres.
Must say this forum is invaluable in sourcing advice and relevant comments on our Conquerors!
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bobk

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I have fitted a “Aussie Traveller” hopper window to our 490. I found the original window didn’t seal very well and as you have found it doesn’t always latch correctly. Did around 1k of dirt on a trip last year and found the hopper window was excellent! Always seals and best of all no dust leaks
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Bob
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Geoffd

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Thanks BobK for your responses, can you remember the window size you opted for?
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bobk

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Eurovision style and the size is approx 500x900

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Geoffd

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Cheers, BobK, will be ordering next week.
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bobk

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Geoff, just looking back through some paper work and I think the size was 850x500. You can estimate by measuring the existing windows and allowing a bit extra.
You will need to make up a spacer frame for the inside to provide sufficient wall thickness for the hopper window as they are designed for caravan sandwich panel. The Aussie Traveller web site provides the wall thickness measurement required.
You will also find that you might require a slightly wider sikaflex bead on the outside to cover the marks left from the old sealant around the original window. I couldn’t remove it all cleanly enough so opted for the slightly wider bead.
It’s a bit of a fiddle but well worth it.
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GainzWithGreens

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Hi Geoff, I've replaced the over the top mud tyres with something more fuel efficient.
I am running Mickey Thompson Baja STZ as a suitable replacement in size and weight specs. Very happy with it. Have the same on my Prado (not the same size as not suitable, unfortunately) and they last ages.
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