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Old 07-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Window choice pros and cons

Hey peeps

Im about to start work on putting my windows in the bus. I am planning on using slider windows that you normally put in a home. I have put a thread in here before and the discussion of window breakage from accident was brought up and I agree it will be an issue. One way I will combat flying glass is to tint the windows. I am not a fan of windows period but I know I will need some ventilation in there for times we wont be running the air conditioner.

I am planning on using a 24x24 window and 3 of them per side. The length isnt so much of an issue cause I have all the welder to cut the old window dividers out and weld sqaure tubing in to make the structure solid and give me something to screw the window in to. Let me know what you think. Here is a link to what I am looking at.....http://www.homedepot.com/Doors-Windo...&storeId=10051

Yes the windows are on the cheaper sider. I am not planning on winter camping or full timing. Just the weekend get away, tailgating, haul people around kind of things.

My windows are already taken out and it is skinned with sheet metal but not very well. I figured I need to put the windows in before I start to insulate the sides of the bus. Not sure if I am going to have it spray foamed or fill it with polyiso. Again feel free to lets suggestions and or comments on this topic as well. I will post some pics of what I am working with so everyone can have a pretty good idea.

Never put windows in a bus or car or any other vehicle so if you have tips or clue to avoid. Let me know

Ty in advance.

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: Window choice pros and cons

You might be better off looking for a non running motor home or scrapped trailer and buying the windows out of them for cheap.
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I have some that were with the bus but they are all odd sizes and want it to look uniform on each side. I am not so worried about the cost. I planned on about 75 to 100 for them. I think they will be easier to put in than a rv style window.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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It's not the window........... It's the glass, the glass in the home style windows will break just driving down the road.......
You are wasting you time and money installing those in your bus.......

just my 2 cents
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Any windows that are worth a crap? All the RV and motor home windows I have seen are paper thing and dont look like they would hold heat or cold out worth a crap?
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Re: Window choice pros and cons

You can buy windows with tempered glass.

JELD-WEN Horizontal Sliding Vinyl Window 24 in. x 24 in. White with LowE Tempered Glass and Screen $115 This is frosted privacy glass. Does it matter? The store I work at has them in stock. Write the SKU down and look for them. If you ask a store employee with a hand held "phone" just give them the SKU (527 112) and they can tell you the aisle & bay it is in. Otherwise, you can stop at the Millworks desk (Doors & Windows) and ask about special orders.
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Re: Window choice pros and cons

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I looked at those and thought I wouldnt like to frosting on the windows but the more I think about it I kind of do. Keeps prying eyes from looking in and as it says a better temperature control.


I Need to run to HD today i will see if they have them there and take a look at them.
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I have noticed I really don't "look out my windows" a whole lot. Then again it may have something to do with the view (Out door side is another RV & a nice view of the intersection & road.... on drivers side is three RV spaces with 1 RV currently in it). I have been thinking of either covering mine (original windows) with "rice paper" film or just bubble wrap the lower half and, come winter, bubble wrap the top half. I have mini blinds on the front Living Area windows (to see if I like them) and we tend to keep them tilted pretty good to keep the sun out yet let the breeze in. We don't have a good view to admire. In the campgrounds we tend to stay in, the "view" had tended to be the side of the RV next to us. More than once I have been looking directly into the neighbouring bathroom. Some people NEVER close their curtains! The more I think about what I want, the more privacy I want. I had thought about etching a frost on the window glass while we had them tore apart. Now I regret not doing it. I fell into the trap of "but you can't look out at the view" thinking. I don't WANT to look at the view. It's often scary! As it is the only "privacy " glass in the whole bus is in the shower area (standard double glue chip). Maybe I will paint it with that frosted glass paint... Especially the water closet window.
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Any windows that are worth a crap? All the RV and motor home windows I have seen are paper thing and dont look like they would hold heat or cold out worth a crap?

You need to get the double pane windows.........
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Do you have a link or store you would be willing to point me to. I will entertain all options
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