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Old 08-25-2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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Hi my name is Marie, John and I have bought a 2008 international 10 seater to convert. So far we've done a lot of the demolition, today is take down the ceiling day! I am getting ready to get windows and am wondering do you have to use RV windows or can you install regular house windows in a vehicle that moves???
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:23 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend residential windows in a vehicle. The rough opening it would require would reduce the width of your bus by
3 1/2" to 5" on each wall depending on the width of the window sash.

Rv windows install in a much thinner wall and it's possible to get them in double pane low e glass which is the same type of glass used in residential windows. Hope that helps

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Old 08-25-2017, 07:27 AM   #3
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Definitely do not use residential windows. They have trouble surviving the delivery process to the job site let alone the abuse of constant driving.

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Old 08-25-2017, 08:19 AM   #4
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Thanks Tapatalk, I am mostly concerned about the vibrations driving and how a residential window would hold up. I do like the bus windows but figure that they will let all the heat in and out negating any insulating we're doing.
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i was always against house windows.. but I was thinking theres a couple buiklds on here someplace that have a couple years or more on house windows so far without issues but I may be wrong.

safety glass is the biggest concern. but you could use IMPACT certified windows (designed for hurricane prone areas) which should have safety glass.. though they are heavy..

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I made reflectix panels to cover my windows when I need them to be insulated. A little velcro tape makes it a quick job to take them down or put them up again, and they double as light blocking/ privacy panels. Replacing the windows themselves, that sounds like a lot of work!

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i was always against house windows.. but I was thinking theres a couple buiklds on here someplace that have a couple years or more on house windows so far without issues but I may be wrong.

safety glass is the biggest concern. but you could use IMPACT certified windows (designed for hurricane prone areas) which should have safety glass.. though they are heavy..

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There is an inexpensive film (like tint) that you can install on any window to make it impact resistant.

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:34 AM   #8
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The glass in RV Windows is not the same as windshield "saftey glass".


It is tempered so that if it breaks t will shatter into tiny pieces and not leave large dangerous shards.
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