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Posted: 03/21/11 05:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

I currently have a class C with the dinette and sofa on the slide out. Although there are already 2 windows on the slide out, I was wondering if anyone has added windows to the slideout ends? Is this possible?

I recently went into a Class A which had windows on the slide ends. I guess it's more common in a Class A, maybe because the slides are deeper... But I liked the fact that more light came into the coach and that it allowed for better outward viewing.

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Concord 300TS
I have seen them on some Class C models. Coachman Concord has side windows on the slide. Can it be added? I guess anything can be modified, but price, weight, clearance and depth of your slide will be factors. What type Class C do you have?


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While I don't know for sure in your model, the end pieces of the slideout are probably solid, by that I mean the only structural pieces are located on the two corners where the side piece connects to the outside slideout wall and the inside frame that butts up to the coach wall when the slideout is extended. Should that be the case with your RV,that sidewall then is in reality just a filler piece with no real structural purpose.That is the structure would be in the framework and not the wall panel itself. If that is the case with your coach, it would seem that you only need to find the windows you want and cut out the end pieces to size, and install with appropriate waterproofing procedures. Check for any wiring to lights or other fixtures before you cut out the hole, but that wiring is probably located in the outside wall of the slideout. If that is incorrect advice, I'm sure others will correct it.

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Posted: 03/22/11 05:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have windows on all 3 sides, from the factory. Love it .





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A person on the hybrid forum added them to his coach, simple process and parts came from Ebay Motors RV parts section. The Forest River hybrids and Class C use the same laminated wall structure. Basically he laid out the pattern, cut with a Rotozip, installed windows, and is happy! You don't need a framed window on a laminated wall, the windows are "clamp ring" style windows.


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I have an '07 Fleetwood Jamboree. It appears the side with the sofa can accomodate a taller window than the dinette side. Any recommendations on where to inquire? or should I just check with a local sunroof installer? I'm guessing it would be a similar process...

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Mike& Rose wrote:

Concord 300TS
I have seen them on some Class C models. Coachman Concord has side windows on the slide. Can it be added? I guess anything can be modified, but price, weight, clearance and depth of your slide will be factors. What type Class C do you have?
Sorry for the detour on this posting, but that seems like a real nice coach for $79,900. With the price of gas what it is right now, I wonder if RV manufactures and dealerships are dumping their stock like they did 3 years ago.


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It is definitly possible, but Ide leave it up to the professionials to install. I'm sure if you called Fleetwood, they would be able to give you options.





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I just found his pictures, his name is Leaf Peeper - here is the webshots account that shows his project!

Leaf Peeper, adding slide window.

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Yes, in most cases you can add windows to the "exterior" wall as they do not usually have any structural support. You may however want to contact the manufacturer and see if there is any type of wiring or brackets that could be damaged when you cut through.

I have seen in many cases successful windows added to slide outs.


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