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StirCrazy

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Posted: 04/19/22 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

so getting all the little things fixed up in the camper for this season.

so far I have remounted the new power center (bottom screws had pulled out) replaced the furnace motor (actualy had it rebuilt and I am putting it all back togeather today) but the big one is the rear door window.

last fall it slid down and I found some of the tabs were broken inside so with a little bit of crdboard and duct tape I riged it up for the rest of our trip. I was just going to get new frames and butal tape and so on but that was going to add up to 100 bucks but for 130 I can get THIS

I kinda like the idea of being able to see out the door window and it having a shade you can pull down if you want to sleep in past 5am, so I ordered it.. should be here in 2 to 5 days [emoticon]

has anyone installed these, any tips?

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I put one similar to that in my cargo trailer. I don't know if it's the same but on mine the inner and outer cut outs were slightly different sized so when the two halves of the frame screw together they overlap. Might not hurt to read the reviews, several complaints that the actual frame is smaller than the original and can be a boner to line it up to ensure complete weather sealing.

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It looks like a great idea but if you have a screen door how are you going the slide the shade open or close?


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The only repetitive complaint I have heard is that you have to open the door to raise/lower the shade as the screen door is in the way. Personally, I would think folks could have figured that out before purchase and installation.

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JimJohnson wrote:

The only repetitive complaint I have heard is that you have to open the door to raise/lower the shade as the screen door is in the way. Personally, I would think folks could have figured that out before purchase and installation.


This is why I opted to go with the Easy Window I have a valance above the door with a roll down shade that works well and I can get to it with out opening the screen door.Also when shade is rolled I have a total view outside,with the other the shade, when up takes away a some of the view thru the window.

It also opens so I can get more air in,I only have a small window on that side of the RV.

I am sure you will like this addition to your camper,good luck with the install.It is really helpful to have another person to hold it in place.Don't ask me how I know [emoticon]


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corvettekent wrote:

It looks like a great idea but if you have a screen door how are you going the slide the shade open or close?


you know, thats a hell of a good point and it didn't even cross my mind. guess I'll have to open the door to work the shade.. since I already bought the kit haha

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JimJohnson wrote:

The only repetitive complaint I have heard is that you have to open the door to raise/lower the shade as the screen door is in the way. Personally, I would think folks could have figured that out before purchase and installation.


and while I didn't think about that before I ordered it, it isn't realy that big of a deal. when it is getting dark and you are in and out to go sit by the fire, close it.. in the morning you can just pop the door open and open it or wait till you go out first thing.. heck I don't think I have ever used my screen door, could take that right out also...

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"heck I don't think I have ever used my screen door"

What do you use when it's very pleasant outside, and you don't want the bugs inside? I like the ventilation effect.


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I said NO to a window in my door when ordering.


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fj12ryder wrote:

"heck I don't think I have ever used my screen door"

What do you use when it's very pleasant outside, and you don't want the bugs inside? I like the ventilation effect.


um, Im outside instead of sitting in the camper. to be honest, I use my camper for early spring late fall camping , the main camping season it is more than just me and the wife so we drag the 5th wheel around. when we do use the camper it is like I said spring/fall and we are usaly at some off the grid lake in the mountians so being to hot is not realy a concern. I don't think i hvae been camping in it yet where it was hot enough that I didnt at least think about the furnace.

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