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Old 10-12-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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Rain deflector for windows?

Hello! We have a Casita 17. When we camp we like to leave the sliding windows open during the night but if it is raining they have to be closed. Does anyone know of a deflector or some type of cover that can be installed on the windows so that we can keep them open during a light rain?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hello! We have a Casita 17. When we camp we like to leave the sliding windows open during the night but if it is raining they have to be closed. Does anyone know of a deflector or some type of cover that can be installed on the windows so that we can keep them open during a light rain?
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We have had these for 7 years and they look and work great especially when used in conjunction with a maxxair fan cover....
https://www.makariosrv.com/products/...ndow-Vent.html
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We have had these for 7 years and they look and work great especially when used in conjunction with a maxxair fan cover....
https://www.makariosrv.com/products/...ndow-Vent.html
The problem with these is when you drill the holes for the mounting screws, if you do not seal them correctly, they will leak. You must put some type of sealant on the threads to prevent leaks.
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The problem with these is when you drill the holes for the mounting screws, if you do not seal them correctly, they will leak. You must put some type of sealant on the threads to prevent leaks.
The problem with just about anything is that if it is improperly installed it will not perform as expected!
These things screw into the window frame and have a full perimeter gasket supplied in the kit.
Mine can't leak, and no additional sealant was needed when installing them.

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no leaks on ours, either, and no sealant. we love how we can leave the window open during rain.
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The problem with just about anything is that if it is improperly installed it will not perform as expected!
These things screw into the window frame and have a full perimeter gasket supplied in the kit.
Mine can't leak, and no additional sealant was needed when installing them.

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I have installed several of these on various trailers, the water comes in the screw heads not around the gaskets. I was able to see the water inside the Egg, all the other trailers had interior walls. You have to caulk the screws and the screw head to prevent any leaks, the gasket around the outside would not not stop any leaks, it merely keeps the rain from coming in your open window, it is the holes in the frame that allows the water to enter.
By the way, I have a complete unopened WindowMaxx still in shipping box available for $30. You can make two vents for the Egg windows from one kit!
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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What up with leaks at the screws


Mine don't leak.
I used no caulk.
My 2 Window Maxx's have been on for 10 years.

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Oh yes, and just how can you make two vents from one?? You only 1 top and 1 bottom. It's true there is enough of the center to make a second vent but you don't have the top and bottom to go with it.
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I have called the factory and requested a another set of top/bottoms and they obliged and sent them, gratis. Some companies will do that, Fantastic Fan is another one if you want to add a reverse or slow down the speed to for fan.
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I did this.
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That seems to be the best solution, keeps out rain and sun.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:11 AM   #11
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Jason, I love the awning! Can you post a few closeup photos of the attachments and support bars? Maybe this would need separate thread, I don't know.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #12
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This is exactly why I ordered the crank out windows on the new scamp. Love that they offer them as an option.
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This is exactly why I ordered the crank out windows on the new scamp. Love that they offer them as an option.
Not for long from what I hear!
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Pam.... here it the link for when I installed the awnings.
New Window Awning.
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We installed the Maxx window covers last year. They work very well to keep the rain out. We installed one on the window at the foot of the bed, the other on the window over the side dinette, as I don't like to leave the window over my head open at night. This way we still get a "cross breeze," but not across my head.
We also installed the Maxx hood over the FanTastic fan (the more expensive one, which allows the fan to open fully, and run on automatic...)
My observations, after a season with more rain than usual:
the window vents work wonderfully. Not even a drip inside. They do, however, cut down on the amount of air entering the trailer compared to windows with no vents. When it's not raining, I tend to open the windows fully.
Ditto, and moreso, with the hood over the fan. I love it in the rain, and hate it when it's not. My guess is that it cuts airflow by 50-70%. The fan can make up for it, by running at a higher speed, but at the cost of many amp hours per night. Seriously, when camped for a week or more with a good forecast, I've considered climbing up and flipping it over on the "hinge". Never did, probably never will, but in warm temps, the hood just really makes nights much more uncomfortable unless the fan runs on a higher (and therefore noisier) speed.
All in all, in rainy weather, the mods were definitely worth the rain-free ventilation, as we rarely camp with hookups, and therefore rarely run the AC.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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Pam.... here it the link for when I installed the awnings.
New Window Awning.
Hi Kirkman: I'm impressed with your awning, and I might steal the idea from you, but I am also interested to know what you used as a cover for the furnace exhaust. I have removed the furnace from mine and need to cover that hole with something. I like the looks of yours. any help is appreciated. Mike
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hmike.... The cover it a PVC pluming part the previous owner installed in the hole. It is a vent of some sort.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:01 PM   #18
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Rain out

We too have a Casita17 and have been thinking about ideas to keep the rain out. we donít want to drill holes in our precious fiberglass so we have come up with two new ideas for possibly keeping the rain out. my problem is I donít know who to contact to get the ideas worked up. If anybodyhas any thoughts please respond. Our two ideas would work with many kinds of trailers and many motorhomes. And without drilling no Messno fuss no leaks Cheap and east to install too
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Do you mean double-sided tape from 3M?
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No...no adhesive or 3M. Both our ideas are simplicity personified and could work on most RVs or TTs. I just do not know who to approach about it
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