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Posted: 08/08/20 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Work continues on the 2002 Lance 811, and with the front window out we are wondering if we should leave it out and close up the hole.

It seems like around 2005-ish all the manufacturers stopped installing front windows in the cabover, just leaving windows on the sides in the bedroom area. Browsing through late-model TCs for sale on the web, nothing less than 15 yrs old has a front window.

Seems like leaving it out would eliminate the need for a shade and valence inside, adding more headroom and length in the sleeping area for this 6'5" guy. Am I missing anything? Is there a reason to keep the front window?


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Posted: 08/08/20 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would leave it out.

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Out, they are notorious for leaking.

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Out, That is one reason that we bought ours is there was NO frt. window


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Posted: 08/08/20 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 1978 Beaver TC had one but it was a pain to open and close the curtain. Therefore it stayed closed.


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I’d probably leave it out. Ours came with a mirror on the inside, btw. Helps with more light and a feeling of being larger in that area.


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Posted: 08/08/20 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, leave it out. I left it out when ordering my Tiger. Not only are they susceptible to leaks but they are totally unnecessary.


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Mine has a front window that has not leaked yet,but am expecting it and taking the measures for it not too...My last Lance also had a front window that had leaked previously,the guy that had it got right on it,so it was not bad at all..

In your case with an option,no window would be my choice..


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Not only leaks, they’re cold to sleep near in anything but summer.

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The less windows in my bedroom area the better as far as I'm concerned.

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