Sliders or Crankout Windows On A New Scamp Trailer ??? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Sliders or Crankout Windows On A New Scamp Trailer ???

Hi everyone, Iam back but before I order my new !6' Scamp I need some advise on which window type to choose ? Which would cause less problems down the road , easier to clean/care for & if sreens are involved should that lean toward one type over the other ? Thanks ..... John & Gwen
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Crankouts are better in rain situations.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Hi .... I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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I have had the slider on my 2 Scamps and the crank outs on my Trillium and much prefer the crank outs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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If the crankouts being offered by Scamp are the old-fashioned "jalousies", I'm actually surprised to hear they're still offering them! I thought everyone had gone to the sliders, which as everyone so far seems to agree let an awful lot of rain in when open. Definitely choose the jalousies if that's a consideration.

There are two considerations I've heard folks mention per jalousies:
The first is is their sticky-outness when open. It's certainly no fun to run into one....The other thing is that they're not exactly dust proof.

But neither one of those considerations would persuade me to go to sliders instead...not in the Pacific NorthWET!

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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The new Scamp crank outs are only two panes of glass in a frame about 10" wide that open out, with solid glass on each side. I put one in our Uhaul.
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The new Scamp crank outs are only two panes of glass in a frame about 10" wide that open out, with solid glass on each side. I put one in our Uhaul.
I don't quite understand- do they open horizontally (like an awning) or vertically?

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Like the horizon. That would have solved a wet bed in our 5ver the first time it rained. Not one end but both ends. Duh someone. Since then we have put on gutters. My husband hates the sliding windows as they are harder to close tight.
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Somewhere I had posted a picture of our Uhaul showing the Scamp window, but now I can't remember on what thread and can't find it, but like Cyndi says they crank out like an awning. And there are only two panes that open, one above the other. A nice window really.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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Thanks people for all the comments, We will go with the crank outs ...... John & Gwen
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Hi everyone, Iam back but before I order my new !6' Scamp I need some advise on which window type to choose ? Which would cause less problems down the road , easier to clean/care for & if sreens are involved should that lean toward one type over the other ? Thanks ..... John & Gwen
I prefer the sliders,better view, easier cleaning and maintenance,better look, and you won't put an eye out when walking by an open window,Like you could with the "Red Ryder" crankouts.
Crankouts, when open on the curbside, interfere with awning deployment.
As for rain infiltration, here is an excellent and attractive solution....
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What are those called Floyd? Brand name?

Just found them. They're called Window Maxx Rain Guards.
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I would love to have jalousies, although I'd prefer the old fashioned kind.. I'd certainly settle for the newer style. When the jalousies are opened, if anyone walks that close to the side of my trailer and pokes their eye out... THEY DESERVE IT. Gad, they're not that big. I have a crank out awning, no way jalousies would interfer with the deployment. And if they did, the simple solution would be to NOT open the windows until the awning is deployed. Sliders, when fully open, open less than 50%. Using the Window Maxx solves the rain issue, they still cover up nearly 1/3 of the smaller windows.

Here's a picture of Roger's Trillium with the newer jalousies: 2009 Trillium 13 ft Jalousie Windows

John IMHO you're making a good choice
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I went to Scamp 2 weeks ago and bought 2 crank outs for my Boler. Had a great tour of the factory while we were there too.
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