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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby Carolina_coast99 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:40 am

I am planning to have the trailer manufacturer rough in the framing for my windows. Then I will cut out the aluminum skin after I get it home and instal myself.
Any advice/ lessons learned on what to request from the factory on this?
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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby Iconfabul8 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:18 am

Carolina_coast99 wrote:I am planning to have the trailer manufacturer rough in the framing for my windows. Then I will cut out the aluminum skin after I get it home and instal myself.
Any advice/ lessons learned on what to request from the factory on this?

Hopefully they will put the rounded corner pieces in. If not, install some and then use the framing as a guide and cut with a RotoZip! Best tool ever for cutting windows. (As long as you have a proper sized guide. Don't try to freehand a RotoZip)
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DIY vs Factory install.

Postby brianjonesphoto » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:16 pm

Forgive me if this answer is buried in this thread.

From the collective experience here I'm trying to figure out if I would be better off spec'ing windows installed in specific places at build time or installing the windows myself later? Price wise it's less than $100 a window to order them installed vs doing it myself. That seems like a reasonable labor cost assuming they are framed in. It would save me at least a half days time likley more.

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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby Rainier70 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:44 pm

If ordering I would have them put in.
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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby hankaye » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:24 am

brianjonesphoto, Howdy;

I'll second what Cindy (Rainier70), said. Not only is it worth it but
if they screw it up they can fix it and you'll never know.

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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby Chickenthief » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:42 am

I just ran across this video and thought that, even though it is van specific, it should be very helpful to anyone who's planning on doing their own work. This guy is a professional. It appears that he knows about a lot of the tips and tricks necessary to quickly complete a successful job.
https://youtu.be/oGO9MPwflb0
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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby brianjonesphoto » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:06 pm

Here's another window question. Has anyone every regretted putting in windows that are too BIG? I'm thinking 30x30 or 22x46 on the curb side and don't want to regret it.

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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby FXDWG » Tue May 26, 2020 12:39 pm

hello again cargo trailer builders... i am looking for a supplier of rv windows that are 30 x 30 square. looking for the tinted ones with screens and trim rings. 1.5" walls.

i really like the ones that weroll.com uses on their trailers, but i have not heard back from emails or messages sent. and they dont answer their phone and the mailbox is full.

any ideas on who/where i could source these?

thanks and happy building.
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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby hankaye » Wed May 27, 2020 7:33 am

FXDWG, Howdy;

Try contacting these folks.
http://www.rvwindow.com/RV_Products_Lis ... goryID=238

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Re: Questions on putting in windows

Postby b.bodemer » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:23 pm

I had a Stealth. They installed windows. Left dealer with specs as to where I wanted them( gave them height in inches off floor and distance from rear of trailer). Was worth it. You could always try to negotiate window price. That saved me some $$$$.

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