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Old 11-14-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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So i want to add a huge window in the center of the bus. Should i buy a large house window or are there rv window manufactureers that will make one to spec(cant seem to find any). and is it safe to use a large window, with the constant vibrations? is it realistic to add such a large window due to breakage, structural reasons, temp control, etc? has anyone ever seen an rv with a alrge window like this?
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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Check around there are many rv sizes and manufacturers. The plus is they will all be automotive grade glass, unlike the house windows. Just judging from that sketch there is probably an off the shelf unit that you can buy without custom ordering. But google them and you'll see that there are plenty of custom window makers for rv stuff.
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Old 11-14-2015, 07:32 PM   #3
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There are tons of cheap, insulated RV windows on ebay. Don't use a household window unless you know it has tempered or laminated glass. It is much much cheaper to find a cheap deal on a premade window than have one custom built.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:37 AM   #4
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How big is big?

I have 4 foot tall by 5 foot wide windows in my bus.

Nothing wrong with house windows, a few of use here have used them without issues. House windows are also available with tempered glass, However it is Not Necessary.

Non tempered glass can be laminated with protective films on both the inside and outside of the glass. This prevents breakage and contains the broken pieces in a breakage.House windows can also be had with sound reduction glass, 4 panes of glass, various gasses between the glass, elevation pressure release tubes, ect.

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nat ster you wouldnt happen to have pictures of ur bus windows would u?
all i see on ebay are small rv windows, i need something on the scale of nat sters windows, 4ft by 5ft like pretty large
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nat ster you wouldnt happen to have pictures of ur bus windows would u?
all i see on ebay are small rv windows, i need something on the scale of nat sters windows, 4ft by 5ft like pretty large
A 4 by 5 foot window is a big unit. I was able to fit mine due to the 23 inch roof raise.

Here is a picture before all panels were painted, trim, and rub rails are still need to be installed.



From this page of my build.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/th...e-10138-9.html

This page also has more info on the subject.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/sk...dows-9276.html

The other member that used House windows go's by the screen name "Ol Trunt".

You can sort through his posts in this link.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/search...earchid=234336

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Old 11-16-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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ur 4x5 window im assuming is the big one to right(front of bus)? the one i picture in my head would be around tht size but all one peice, so not a slider. any idea if tht woudl work on a skoolie, assuming id have to custom order it.
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Why not a slider?

Every bit of air flow is nice.

They have sealed non opening units. They were $100 cheaper than a slider.

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Old 11-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
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just wanted a large uninterrupted view of nature, waking up every morning and having breakfast in front of this large window facing the ocean, mountains,forest,etc. seems so perfect.
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there will be plenty of other windows for air flow, but being that my floor plan is completey open with other windows, i can keep this one a one pace and still have plenty fresh air come from other points
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