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Old 03-04-2015, 04:48 PM   #21
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Thanks! What have some of you done for some of your window insulation?
Dual pane residential windows windows from Home Depo. They come complete with bug screens.

There is no way I would ever use a flimsy, over priced RV window in my bus.

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Old 03-04-2015, 05:25 PM   #22
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Dual pane residential windows windows from Home Depo. They come complete with bug screens.

There is no way I would ever use a flimsy, over priced RV window in my bus.

Nat
Me either, I'm using non-flimsy insulated units I'm buying for about the same price as the low rent non insulated units at HD or Lowes.
The best thing about them is they are DOT rated so in the unfortunate event that an accident occurs, they wont shatter into dangerous shards.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:58 AM   #23
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Me either, I'm using non-flimsy insulated units I'm buying for about the same price as the low rent non insulated units at HD or Lowes.
The best thing about them is they are DOT rated so in the unfortunate event that an accident occurs, they wont shatter into dangerous shards.
Care to share a link to the source of these windows so we can all use them?

The Home Depo 3500 series builder windows are also available with tempered glass. No shards of glass when broken.

I went looking for good quality, large RV windows locally and on the net.
What I found was $1000 a window price tag for the size I needed.
No advantage over the residential windows at 4 times the price.

Also I live in Canada so I don't buy off ebay or any of the equivalents.
I also don't mess with anything used anymore. New or I won't install it. My time is worth too much.

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Old 03-05-2015, 10:39 AM   #24
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Good ideas with the windows. Also, what are you guys doing to heat your rigs?
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:46 AM   #25
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If you're not really picky about the size, shape, and glass specs, you can try going to your local RV supply place. Not Camping World, but someplace small and friendly. They may have a returned window or something salvaged out of an older or damaged RV. The window I bought that was going to go over my bed (before my redesign) is 48"W x 24"H with an emergency exit and tilt-open vent and the guy sold it to me for $25. It's brand new, but whomever ordered it never picked it up and it was taking up space in one of their storage container vans. It actually had a price taped on it ($50), but the guy cut that in half because he was "feeling generous." Or maybe he was flirting with my girlfriend. Hey, whatever it takes!
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:36 AM   #26
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What kind of flooring did you use?

I noticed you ran your planks with the width of the bus and not length wise...any particular reason you did that?
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:33 PM   #27
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Care to share a link to the source of these windows so we can all use them?

The Home Depo 3500 series builder windows are also available with tempered glass. No shards of glass when broken.

I went looking for good quality, large RV windows locally and on the net.
What I found was $1000 a window price tag for the size I needed.
No advantage over the residential windows at 4 times the price.

Also I live in Canada so I don't buy off ebay or any of the equivalents.
I also don't mess with anything used anymore. New or I won't install it. My time is worth too much.

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Why start with a used bus then?

Just google RV windows, you don't need any link. I haven't bought mine yet as I'm still deciding how many to go with and what size yada yada.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:01 PM   #28
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Put down foam insulation and sheeted on top of that with 1/2" OSB. There's carpet in the back third. Ran the plans width wise because originally just the kitchen was going to be wood, but we liked it so much, we ran it the rest of the way forward. Hindsight is 20/20 and I definitely would have run it lengthwise a second time over.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:16 PM   #29
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM   #30
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That's beautiful. We love that color scheme.
I like that you left the seating backless. Looks a lot more open and gives more seating flexibility.
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