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Posted: 05/29/21 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As far as I can tell there are three kinds of RV windows out there …

The traditional sliding window, my favorite. When open you get what, about 40% open to the air?

The Doemetic push out window, a window NOT for grizzly country or for any kind of leave the window open while you sleep security. Plus you roll all the bugs attached to the screen down into the window when you let the screen drop. Those will never be an option ffor me.

Then the frameless windows…now my question is since those windows only go out a few inches, how much airflow are those windows allowing into the camper? Seems a bit restrictive to me.

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Posted: 05/29/21 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems restrictive to me too, and it won't be straight through like the slide up windows. They look good, but I prefer the sliding windows. And I have read of a few cases where the windows have detached themselves from the trailer while going down the road.


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We have the frameless windows that crank out about four inches at the bottom. The air flow is terrible.


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egarant wrote:

The traditional sliding window, my favorite. When open you get what, about 40% open to the air?
One of my sliders is sticking so bad I can hardly open it. Got any tips?

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2oldman wrote:

egarant wrote:

The traditional sliding window, my favorite. When open you get what, about 40% open to the air?
One of my sliders is sticking so bad I can hardly open it. Got any tips?


Remove the screen and use a wet microfiber towell to clean the tracks really really good, That did it for me

3M does make a window slide lubricant that you might try.

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2oldman, try to clean the tracks that they slid in, then spray with heavy duty silicon and work back and forth.

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Posted: 05/29/21 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had the sliding windows and now Hehr frameless. The sliders probably offer more ventilation but I can turn on the bathroom fantastic fan and create a pretty good breeze. Need more ventilation, open the door. The frameless offers the ability to open when raining. Another point, moot for some, the frameless windows make it extraordinarily easy to buff off water spots. Where I live, that is a big deal.

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Frameless are easy to clean , attractive, dont open much. Road debris has broken 3 of ours, in over 50k miles.
tempered glass cant take a hit on the exposed edge. Fixing at a local shop was much cheaper than a replacement from Heil. Ordered glass from a shop, replaced it our selves. small job.
We like them.

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I have framless in the 5th wheel, I find you get a fair amount of flow but you have to open a bunch up. the slide has normal slide windows so I can open thoes also.

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Posted: 05/30/21 01:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

egarant wrote:

2oldman wrote:

egarant wrote:

The traditional sliding window, my favorite. When open you get what, about 40% open to the air?
One of my sliders is sticking so bad I can hardly open it. Got any tips?


Remove the screen and use a wet microfiber towell to clean the tracks really really good, That did it for me

3M does make a window slide lubricant that you might try.


Rather than typical liquid lubricants try using candle wax.

Clean the track well with a cloth then rub a candle over the track, may take a couple of times but it should eventually stop getting stuck..

Candle wax since it is dry does not attract or hold dirt/dust and cleans easily.

Candle wax also works great on sticking zippers (rub candle over the length of the zipper a couple of times and zipper should move easily after that), very useful for driving long wood screws (rub wax on the screw threads then drive home)..

Most liquid lubricants attract and hold dirt and dust or evaporate over time.

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