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Posted: 08/25/21 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Traditionally, truck campers have had a window that opens, usually a side-slide window, through to the truck cab.

One manufacturer in particular is telling it's dealers that they stopped installing pass-through windows that open because the window leaks.

I've owned two different brand truck campers with opening pass-through windows and they never leaked.

What's your experience with an opening pass-through window leaking?

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Posted: 08/25/21 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Northstar Igloo has never leaked even in torrential downpours. Sounds more like cost cutting to me but watch, the price won't drop.


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Posted: 08/25/21 08:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Covered by the cabover and inside the draft of the truck cab, this is our preferred window to keep open for our pets' comfort in all weather but dust.


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Lance 845 -- No leaks.


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Posted: 08/25/21 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bigfoot 10.4, made the pass through boot out of foam (no covering even) and never leaked.


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Posted: 08/25/21 10:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine has never leaked, but then again, it’s hard to get water there.


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Posted: 08/25/21 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine never leaked.


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Posted: 08/25/21 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No water leaks, but my "donut" is old and I am having difficulty getting a good seal between the camper the truck.

BTW, I would not buy a camper without a pass through window. When I arrive after a day of driving the camper is a moderate temperature. I crack one of the vents so I get some air flow and heating or cooling as needed.

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My old Fleetwood Elkhorn leaked there. Never could get it "fixed". Funny as it was completely useless to me as the truck I was using did not have a opening rear window. [emoticon]

Now years later my situation has reversed. The camper I have does not have a opening pass through window and the truck does. [emoticon]

Still fairly useless to me, I store stuff in the back seat and never have opened that window on the truck.


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Posted: 08/25/21 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My AF 990 leaks due to the fact that the window is a slider and leaks at the joint where the slide is. My 06 Northstar Arrow 8.5 had a pass through but the window doesn’t slide, it is one piece and totally removed.

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