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My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby Hog Wild » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:25 pm

I was looking at some pics on the net, and some of the windows used in some Tiny Trailers looked like they came from a house :? . Could this be? :shocked:
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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:52 am

Yea some of us do. I got mine off donor parted out eve and New ones off eBay.

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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:53 am

Donor parted out rvs

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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby QueticoBill » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:46 am

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TAFCO-WINDOW ... /202033269

16" square, $35? Like half most of this sold to rv/trailer market? Albeit, not tempered glass, but not sure how big of concern that is in a trailer.
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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby aggie79 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:17 am

The price makes this tempting. Two things to consider though: 1) There is no mounting/nailing flange so attaching it to the trailer will be tricky. 2) The window unit is considerably thicker than wall thickness of a teardrop trailer, travel trailer and/or cargo trailer.
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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby MtnDon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:14 pm

The specs list the thickness as 3.125"... That would be a difficult / impractical mount. Most windows designed for home use will have the same problem. They also will not normally use safety glass. You could look for cheap storm windows... the type that affix to the exterior face of the window framing. Those will also not be safety glass most often.
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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby working on it » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:40 am

When I started building my TTT, I was trying to build with parts sourced locally, just-in-time for use. That meant buying at Home Depot or Lowe's on my way to my "away from home" trailer construction site. Of course, I looked at windows from HD, but none had safety glass, and none opened awning-style, or jalousie type that I always liked on trailers of the past. (I did buy one, on a spur of the moment impulse, off of e-bay before I was actually building, just planning, for $14. When I changed the plans later, it didn't fit in, so I didn't buy any more parts before I was sure what would work! I intended to actually see the part in person before I bought, after that, if I had any doubt.) Anyway, although I found many sources for "shed" windows with safety glass online, and even "mobile home" windows with safety glass locally, I couldn't get the awning style (though they have some now, after my build). So, I ended up buying two 15x18 awning style windows from a member of the forum, at Lil' Bear. Buying and installing the windows was the last thing I did on the initial construction, after agonizing and indecision for over 18 months. Except for some tweaks and adjustments afterwards, windows were my final build point, finishing that week. P.S. I had found those windows on the Lil 'Bear website over two years earlier, on initial planning before I researched other types, and bookmarked them as my first choice. That became true. Install post: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=55776
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Re: My eye sight , imagination, or medication wore off.

Postby Bamaeagle » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 pm

We just ordered ours from here www.shedwindows.com They say they use "safety glass" in them. We got the ones on sale for $21.95. Waiting on the to be delivered. :D
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