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Old 08-19-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a line on custom sized windows for my Compact Jr. I have searched everywhere for affordable sliding windows and have come up goose eggs.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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Prepare to (1) be flexible on size- a little oversize just requires cutting the fiberglass, and (2) redefine affordable- RV windows are just plain expensive.

Definitely scour RV salvage yards, local and/or online. Shipping is costly, something to consider when shopping online. Check nearby Craigslist.

Worst case, you may have to cough up for new windows or tackle fiberglass patch work to make the opening smaller.

Iím afraid itís one of those things people expect to be simple when they take on a project, but itís not.
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Does anyone have a line on custom sized windows for my Compact Jr. I have searched everywhere for affordable sliding windows and have come up goose eggs.
Forget the sliding windows, there is an issue with them because you can't have them open when it is raining. If you forget to close them before it rains and you are out doing stuff you will come back to water inside the trailer which is a big issue. The problem is increased considerably because the inward slope of the trailer sides lets more rain in that a standard upright vertical window.


You are much better off with an awning style of window or a jalousie one. Those make it easier to have fresh air on a drizzly day.



If I ever order brand new windows for my trailer they will not be sliders.
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+10 Given a choice, sliders would be LAST on my list, and jalousies would be first. I'd look into RV wrecking yards, they are out there. Even trailers in the mid 1980s had jalousie windows. They tended to be rounded at the ends, with a center jalousie section.

There are RV wrecking yards in Arizona, I have no experience with them.
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Forget the sliding windows, there is an issue with them because you can't have them open when it is raining. If you forget to close them before it rains and you are out doing stuff you will come back to water inside the trailer which is a big issue. The problem is increased considerably because the inward slope of the trailer sides lets more rain in that a standard upright vertical window.


You are much better off with an awning style of window or a jalousie one. Those make it easier to have fresh air on a drizzly day.



If I ever order brand new windows for my trailer they will not be sliders.
If you do let me know, I prefer sliders, and 2 of mine can stay open in a hard rain!
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