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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby onehoser » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:44 am

BigDave_185 wrote:First set of windows arrived today. 30x24’s. I have the glass, the window trim for inside the trailer but what I do not see is hardware? Is it standard to not shop with hardware?

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i've bought windows on two different occasions and all i've recieved is the window itself and the inner trim ring, no screws of any kind. the walls were too thin on my first build so i didn't use the trim ring, i drilled and screwed through the exterior flange. i'm just getting ready to instal windows in my new build so i will be using the trim rings and self tapping screws from the inside...
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:40 pm

All windows are received and the reverse LED light also


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:55 pm

Ordered steel for the window frames today. Is it recommended to box the whole window size in or just the top and bottom?


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby pchast » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:04 pm

You need to support all sides that would be squeezed
by your trim ring screws. Otherwise you will leave
creases that leak............
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:35 pm

Copy that. I’ll run horizontal braces to support the studs I cut. Than weld in vertical studs to hold the window. Thank yo u


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 pm

Picked up my can of spray adhesive for the carpet once the walls are re sheeted.
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby aggie79 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:55 pm

Looking forward to see how you install the carpet (and the rest of your build). :thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:54 pm

The reverse light works pretty well considering the power source Image


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:09 pm

I don’t have a welder but have lots of good friends who do, fortunately my buddy @arkstrkr did a fantastic job welding up my window frames. We made the horizontal braces long so we can trim to fit. The studs on my trailer are not exactly the same spacing. Welded them up at his shop and test fit windows there. Next week after my trip to Portland I’ll get them welded in.

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Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby aggie79 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:35 am

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Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:05 am

Tonight I got started with the window install.

First with a Bosch laser level I marked from the inside of my trailer where I wanted the windows
I found my center line, my widths and poked a hole to the outside of the trailer for further cutting

Disregard the measurements, they are widths for insulation Is all

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After I turned attention to outside with some masking tape I covered my working area for two reasons. A place to put a pencil mark and second to not scratch my trailer walls while cutting and measuring

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I traced my window frame with the help of the wife, I than used the dewalt vibe saw to cut out my aluminum panels along the lines.

If you have never used one of these you should, They are amazing and super helpful. I had never used one until the cabinet shop, we use them daily and every guy we have hired since has purchased his own for personal use
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I then cut out the studs to check my window frame fit. Again I used my vibe saw. This metal isn’t exactly thin stuff but the all metal blade goes through it.


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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby McDave » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:26 am

Lots of progress. All good stuff.
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Re: Intro and title, “motobox that my wife would camp in”

Postby BigDave_185 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:11 pm

Window frames installed today
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Now I need some advise on what to use for window seal? Silicone, buytal tape? Buytal caulk? The rubber seal that came with the window? Suggestions folks?



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