i am thinking about adding a window on each end of my slide. has anybody done this or even just added a window for that matter? it seems like it shouldn't be a huge deal as long as the opening was cut right. any thoughts?? thanks!!!
The problem is, it isn't framed for it and you'd be removing a lot of the mass that supports the roof. You may even cut into a "stud" and remove even more support. I wouldn't hesitate to make small openings (and I have) but that's a huge hole. Maybe if it was really narrow..
what kind of construction does your MH use, aluminum, filon..?
Scott, Grace and Wesly
2003 Dodge 3500 4x4, 6 speed Cummins (lightly bombed),
2004 Forest River 25RKS many, many mods.
I've seen many coaches with the deep slide that do have windows in the sides,however it was designed that way. If you feel you must have a window I'd check with the manufacturer to see how the framing is done in that area, could be it is doable but it could also be impossible or not recommended. You just won't know until you can locate the framing and know the structure of the slide out.
Personally I guess I'd not bother...just one more window track to fill up with dirt when the wind blows, let in more cold in winter and more glass to clean.
Our slide has those windows. They are about 18" wide and 24" tall. we do use that forward facing one on the front often due to the windshield being blocked by the privacy curtains. I would bet those two slide panels are filon. So cutting wouldn't be a problem. But I would check with the mfgr first. Or maybe find an experimental specimen at a salvage yard.
Mark, Jean, Paul & Lizzy (the mutt)
1997 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 34LS
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