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Old 01-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #11
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Re: window selection help

I don't think residential windows were designed to have wind and water come at them from the angle you get when driving down the freeway. I wouldn't want someone near them in the event of a crash. I just don't think they are as strong. It all a personal choice what works best for you.

I can't decide how many windows to put back after skinning. I like lots of light, but I can't stand the rattle of the skoolie windows. Plus, they are not water tight.

I stopped at one RV salvage place and they had some pretty nice windows for a fairly decent price. A little high but much cheaper than new. That is probably where I will get mine. It's only money, right? LOL.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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Re: window selection help

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... I can't stand the rattle of the skoolie windows. Plus, they are not water tight...
Ours don't rattle nor do they leak. When we first pulled out the windows, we took them all apart and rebuilt using only the best parts. I also washed all the dirt and crud out of the vinyl weather stripping and the pile stripping. When we re-installed, we caulked the windows (and blanked out window panels) with copious amounts of siliconized latex door & window caulking. hey don't leak. If they leaked we would know it by now.
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