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Posted: 08/09/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many modern trailers have fewer and fewer windows. Living in Nevada, having the sunlight streaming in is one of the great joys of having an RV, especially spring and fall in the cooler weather. In warmer weather they all have shades. I only camp in the desert in winter. I rarely use the AC or furnace. I regulate the temp by exposing and covering windows.

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Thanks for the feedback, sounds like I am on the right track. We unstapled the front fiberglas and water dripped out for about a week before it stopped. The lower part of the nose was reinforced with sheet metal and the water was trapped in the cardboard layer between the filon and the sheet metal, so the framing survived.


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Our class C has a front window, I specifically wanted one when I bought it. I had memories of riding up there in a truck camper as a kid, loved looking out the front while on the road. These days of course I'd get publicly destroyed if I admitted to doing that with my kids lol.

As it turns out, I put a piece of Reflectix in the window on our first trip, and have not removed it in 2 years. [emoticon]

The kids like riding at the dinette, or in the back bed.
Guess I would have been better without that overhead window.


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Who needs a window when you can put a camera on the front.


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Good point Mellow...I would opt for a good wireless security camera system all the way around...Rather than that leaky, sweaty hole in the wall... Had one only once and never again...have you rubbed up on a dew covered window with your pillow in the morning?

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If you need security cameras, you are camping in the wrong places.

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KKELLER14K wrote:

have you rubbed up on a dew covered window with your pillow in the morning?


Ewwww. Nope, and I don’t want to. [emoticon]


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On Point!..Rodger...10-4, copy that.... over.

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Dont have one and dontmiss it


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When we rebuilt the front end of the 1030 we took out the front window. Most of the framing in that area was rotted out.
I like the clean look of it being gone. We bought a nice big mountain scene sticker from ebay and placed it on the new metal where the window used to be.


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