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Posted: 02/17/22 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our little trailer has only two openable windows -- a swing-out and a slider. In light rain, the swing-out works ok -- but the slider does not.

There has to be a way to shield the sliding window so that the rain does not come in. Obviously, in heavy rain or with a lot of wind, nothing will keep the rain out. And when we are on the road, of course the windows are closed.

I have one of those Maxx-Air hoods over the bathroom vent -- that works well, even in heavy rain.

I have searched the archives and Google for an adequate solution and have come up empty. Some sort of an after-market plastic shield??

Your collective wisdom, as always, is appreciated!


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Posted: 02/17/22 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You need a window awning like this. Do a search there are many options. We had sliding windows on our TT and great for letting air in, but the absolute worst in the rain.

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Posted: 02/17/22 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maxxair used to sell louvered vents specifically for sliding windows..

Maxxair 00-455000 Window/Maxx Louvered Vent

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Description HERE

But alas, they no longer do..

Not sure when or why they stopped production of those vents but I have a catalog from one of my local RV dealers for 2013 that listed those covers for $57 each [emoticon] which may have resulted in less than stellar sales accounting for why they no longer make them..

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Posted: 02/17/22 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They use to make something called a Window/Maxx,had them on my previous RV cost about $40. Let you slide window open and no rain came in.

This place may still have them 2040 parts


Just saw one on E Bay outlandish price.


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Excuse the humor here but.....close the window and turn on the AC


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I had a 1200T cover/hood that went over roof vent crank open covers. It was made so you could leave the cover open even when it was raining and it could not rain in your RV, even when driving down the road. It also had a fan. And I think a couple more things.

They are no longer available, sure wish I could find one. Seems strange that something as good as that, is no longer made.

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Goostoff wrote:

Excuse the humor here but.....close the window and turn on the AC


Well if it's cool out and you want to evacuate some bean/beer pharts or even some old pharts, turning on the A/C doesn't work.

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I believe that the OP has horizontal sliding windows; but, if you have a vertical slide window this is my solution. [image][image]

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prichardson wrote:

I believe that the OP has horizontal sliding windows; but, if you have a vertical slide window this is my solution. [image][image]


I suspect you are correct with OP having a horizontal slider.

My TT has both horizontal and one large picture window that has a small vertical slider at the bottom of it..

Your solution could be recreated with some 1/8" thick plexiglass and some creative heating and bending.. Bending plexy isn't hard, just takes a few jigs, heat gun and some patience.

Thought about making some for my horizontal sliders using plexy and making it just fit inside the window tracks..

Miss the older awning windows I had in my first TT..

For storage purposes, I found I can open my sliders slightly leaving about a 1/8" gap and the rain generally doesn't make it in but some air can move about.

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Fisherman wrote:

Goostoff wrote:

Excuse the humor here but.....close the window and turn on the AC


Well if it's cool out and you want to evacuate some bean/beer pharts or even some old pharts, turning on the A/C doesn't work.


Well I guess ya got me on that one. I guess I just hit the thermostat on the roof vents. They can run long enough to evacuate the putrid flatulence before the rain sensors will shut them down.

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