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Old 12-26-2005, 02:36 AM   #15
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Ken, I believe your daughter can easily replace her Boler roof vent with one of the larger Scamp escape hatch vents (and get more venting).
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:35 AM   #16
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I really do like the large windows in my Bigfoot, unfortunately they are sliders. Not too good (awful) in the rain, the small "old fashion" jalousie windows in my old Trillium were MUCH better when the weather turned foul. I guess this is just one more example of how progress (or fashion) is not always for the best.
I am forced to install window/maxx vents to regain some of the ventilation provided by the old style windows to avoid getting wet while enjoying the panoramic view.

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Old 12-26-2005, 06:29 AM   #17
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I really do like the large windows in my Bigfoot, unfortunately they are sliders. Not too good (awful) in the rain, the small "old fashion" jalousie windows in my old Trillium were MUCH better when the weather turned foul. I guess this is just one more example of how progress (or fashion) is not always for the best.
I am forced to install window/maxx vents to regain some of the ventilation provided by the old style windows to avoid getting wet while enjoying the panoramic view.

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Steve, I agree, the sliders are not nearly as good as the vent windows on the Trillium. However, I have come to appreciate the size of, and the location of, the windows in our Bigfoot. It is the brightest trailer we have ever been inside and the visibility from the front dinette is unmatched as far as we are concerned.

Thanks for the link - we will look into that too.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:19 PM   #18
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In my eyes, windows do matter. I bought the second egg I saw. The first was an older Casita with a front bath and an AC stuffed into the rear window. That left only the side windows really visible. That comparison with a submarine was realy apt. The blue-carpeted interior, sagging in places, added to the barnacled, deep-sea impression.

It was a delight to step into the about-to-be-mine Scamp, with a total of eight windows shining brightly. Our one major improvement, a MaxxAir fan, now adds a little shine from overhead, like a skylight. Oh, yes, got one of those, too. Now there's light to spare. This summer I generally left the front window covered in camp, since it only reveled a view of the car.

I'm tickled to think what "jealousy windows" would be like. Either peepholes or escape hatches, I'd guess.

However you spell it, I thought those slatted windows looked antiquated, but I realize their utility. When opened, the whole window is available for air flow, while a slider is always closed over half its surface. My sliders score on styling, and the fan makes up for what doesn't flow naturally. I'd love a sliding rear window one of these days, though, to add to the sense of space in the galley area.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:42 PM   #19
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I'm tickled to think what "jealousy windows" would be like. Either peepholes or escape hatches, I'd guess.

I fixed it John! Geez... nothing gets by you guys!

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