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Old 05-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am back after a long winter working in Cape Town South Africa and Korea.

Time to get back to the real work of Burro restoration. I am looking for a good source for replacement windows for q 13' Burro, I think I like the jelousy type windows so they can be open even when raining a bit. I know I have seen some here on the forum if anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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Old 05-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Hi Scott,

I looked around a bit when I had a U-haul. I wanted to replace the windows because the rubber seals were a pain, and I also -- like you -- wanted jalousies.

I called a number of the usual companies (Buccanneer, etc.) and they had them but they were pretty expensive. Then I called Scamp's parts department. They had the jalousie windows for, if I remember correctly, about $135 each. There was a reasonable crating/shipping charge and two windows would fit together in one box/crate. I think it was going to be around $300 total for the pair.

The one caveat is that they come in Scamp's size. I don't know how the Burro compares to the U-haul, but for the U-haul - as I remember it - the width was just right and the height was maybe 1/2" less. At the time I felt I could make it work one way or another. As it turned out, I sold the U-haul so did not replace the windows.

If I remember correctly the non-Scamp windows were going to be quite a bit more expensive. Scamp apparently buys in bulk and gets a good price, which they nicely pass along to us.

Note that Scamp's more common windows are sliders, but they do and will supply the jalousies - just make sure you are clear on that. They may call them "vent" style.

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PS: If you go to this link you will see the windows in a Scamp trailer; I believe they are an option when you buy a Scamp (slightly more expensive than the sliders).

http://www.scamptrailers.com/Showroom/13Tr...s/13Photos.aspx

I have jalousie windows in my Boler (beside the dinette and over the stove and in the door) and I would not trade them for the world. I have left them open in some amazingly windy and torrential downpours and no rain has come in. Even if I am going to be away or the trailer is in storage I leave them "cracked" and it keeps the trailer ventilated nicely.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
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Too, the Scamp window jalousies are not the full window. Just the center section. You may want to check pricing, etc. also at TrilliumRV.com
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Thanks Raya and Donna, I will check with both of them!
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:45 PM   #5
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That's true, Donna, but I have not seen the square-cornered jalousies available anywhere. Everything seems to be radius-cornered now. Of course the Burros have radius-cornered windows already, so it's probably a good think for the OP.

I should think they have nearly the same opening area as the sliders, no? Maybe a little bit less, depending on how far the sliders slide, but, on the other hand, the "can always be open" factor is huge (to me, anyway).

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Raya, I mentioned TrilliumRV because I don't know if the windows are a different size than Scamp. I think functionally they're the same.

What's really too bad is Scamp actually had an option about 4-5 years ago for the old style jalousie windows. I saw a brand new Scamp at the Oregon Gathering, and the owners bought their trailer straight from Scamp. The jalousie windows were black anodized and that looked a bit strange, but they were the old fashioned style. Guess there just wasn't a big enough demand to continue the option.

On edit: Just looked up an old Oregon Gathering roster... It was Jerry and Velma's 2004 16' Scamp that had the old style jalousies right from Scamp. As if anyone cares
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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Hi Donna,

I was responding more to the radius/opening part rather than the Trillium RV part - sorry I did not make that more clear. Also, I think the Trillium windows are a bit larger, maybe.... but I don't know that, and it sure will not hurt to check!

Actually, I am very interested to hear what you said about the Scamp square-cornered windows, as it explains a mystery that was bugging me. There was a 16-foot Scamp for sale here on the forum sometime in the last year that was a relatively late model, but had the square-cornered jalousie windows - and they were even black. (Someone here bought it in fact.) That one really had me stumped. I started to wonder if someone had saved the windows from an older camper and brought them in to Scamp (that still did not explain the black specifically though).

So... thanks!

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Ok I think I have decided to use Jalousie style windows from Hehr, I am just wondering on the front and rear windows as the opening has a slight curve to it do to the shape of the egg, I pulled all the original windows and the front and rear have a slight curve to it, so my questions is has anyone replaced these, how is the curve dealt with? Will I need to build up the fiberglass around the opening to remove the curve?

Any input would be appreciated.

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Wondering how the window replace turned out. We also have a 13 ft Burro and are in process of installing a Fantastic Vent with the rain sensor and jalousie windows is what we would like as well.
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Wondering how the window replace turned out. We also have a 13 ft Burro and are in process of installing a Fantastic Vent with the rain sensor and jalousie windows is what we would like as well.


Hello Rose,

I decided to go back with the original front and back windows due to the curve of the body and the curve the original frames already had.

I took out the windows and had them done with tempered tinted glass. I did away with the slider up front and had intended to do the same on the rear but when it came back lo and behold it now had a glass slider so it will still open for times I need alot of air or if I want to add an a/c in it.

I also kept the original slider door as Hehr couldnt get a crank out, I will probably put the tempered glass in it as well.

I have ordered new side windows that have one crank out window pane in each window about 6-8 inches, I would have prefered 2 but I think that was a special order longer time and more expensive.

If it is too hot I will add a a/c or stay home.

When I get them I will send a pic, I will take pics of the front and back windows.
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