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Old 05-29-2007, 10:46 PM   #1
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the previous owner installed a household AC unit in my scamp's rear sliding window. i hate this ugly thing. i had been working toward removing the window to get the serial # and then ordering replacement parts. i actually prefer the look of the solid plexi rear window, but alas, once you've cut for the slider there is no going back without serious effort.

what parts make up the front plexi window? unless there is a frame i am not seeing, why couldn't i cut my own plexi and replace the rear slider with that?

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:43 PM   #2
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the previous owner installed a household AC unit in my scamp's rear sliding window. i hate this ugly thing. i had been working toward removing the window to get the serial # and then ordering replacement parts. i actually prefer the look of the solid plexi rear window, but alas, once you've cut for the slider there is no going back without serious effort.

what parts make up the front plexi window? unless there is a frame i am not seeing, why couldn't i cut my own plexi and replace the rear slider with that?

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One of the big problems, as far as I'm concerned, with plexi rear window is lack of ventilation. The slider in the back allows a lot more air to move through the trailer. Warm nights we have all three of the back windows open. Even on cool nights the rear window is open a crack.

I suggest you stay with the slider.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:57 AM   #3
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I just did the opposite of what you want to do. I replaced my fixed rear window with the sliding version. As someone say previously, opening the rear window is a great way to get air espescially if the wind does not blow in the direction of the side windows. Think twice before replacing that slider with a fixed window.
If you still want to proceed, the sliding window is exactly the same dimension as the fixed one. But the sliding version is sandwiched to the trailer by the window itself and an aluminium molding, btoh of which are held by screws.
The fixed version is held solely but a rubber molding. this molding has a round rubber rod that locks the plexiglass. If you take a good look at the front window, you will understand.
You can get a full kit from Scamp which are greatly cooperative except that they wont ship anything to Canada bigger than what the postal service will ship.

If you still want to procced, my rubber molding is for sale for 10.00$. You can contact me at : farfelu47"mediom.com.

By the way, the front window is a bit taller than the rear. I checked.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:08 AM   #4
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If you still want to proceed, the sliding window is exactly the same dimension as the fixed one.
It will depend on the year of the trailer whether or not this is true. On my 1988 the back fixed plexiglass window is slightly [b]smaller than the glass slider. Which sure makes it easy to put in the new slider....rather than having to fill in with fiberglass if the plexi window would have been bigger.

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By the way, the front window is a bit taller than the rear. I checked.
This is a true statement...for all years of Scamps with front plexiglass windows.
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