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Old 10-27-2015, 09:23 PM   #15
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I have a Perris Pacer ! That has a very large kitchen window ! Its a slider ! 👀
I saw one of those...and I would love it!!! But, I think for the existing scamp a second window is best...

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Two words, port holes! I found mine on eBay. If they're good enough for yachts, then they're good enough for camping
Love it! I am wanting extra ventilation more than extra light, so will go the window route. But it definitely looks nice!
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:29 PM   #16
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My 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe has a factory window over the Kitchen sink.... love it!
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:10 PM   #17
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My 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe has a factory window over the Kitchen sink.... love it!
Yes! I've seen that, and if they weren't so hard to find in my area, I'd have held out for one. . It looks like a great way to add more cross ventilation and air!
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:30 PM   #18
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Two words, port holes! I found mine on eBay. If they're good enough for yachts, then they're good enough for camping
(sorry to go off-topic) Filbert/anyone, every now and then I see pictures in forums of trailers that are either half painted or completely painted a non-white color...is there a typical/correct method for painting FG trailers? Is this something that you can do yourself, or where would you take them to have it done? Thank you for the info! P.S. Great looking trailer, Filbert!
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:01 AM   #19
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Sorry to be a bit late to the conversation, but when we got our Scamp, a p.o. had already cut the window hole and put in a slider window on the forward driver's side. We love it. Adds ventilation and a view! If you'd like to see what ours looks like with a big window (some have a small window there...) here's a pic....
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:05 AM   #20
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Biker - We took ours to a local community college auto collision repair program. They knew how to do it...and for a lot less than a commercial shop. They told me what to do to get it ready...then they did the final prep, primed, painted, and clear coated it. Here's a pic...
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:31 PM   #21
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I really want to do this also but can't find the right size or one that will work with the thin fiberglass wall thickness and look right with the rest of the windows. I have a 85 CT-13 uhual
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:45 PM   #22
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This window is factory installed and still available. You probably would not like the original one which was used on trailers of your vintage.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:44 PM   #23
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I really want to do this also but can't find the right size or one that will work with the thin fiberglass wall thickness and look right with the rest of the windows. I have a 85 CT-13 uhual
On ours on the inside, we actually used our tile backsplash to build up the wall thickness....the pictures below show the tiles as we were cutting them -- they were aluminum tubing 12" x 12" tiles that were about 1/2" thick. The thickness allowed the ring on the inside to hold the window firmly in place.
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On ours on the inside, we actually used our tile backsplash to build up the wall thickness....the pictures below show the tiles as we were cutting them -- they were aluminum tubing 12" x 12" tiles that were about 1/2" thick. The thickness allowed the ring on the inside to hold the window firmly in place.
Thats actually a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Now....those aluminum tube/tiles wood look great with my custom diamond plate cabinet doors...where did you buy them and I would love to see the finished look if you have a pic to share??
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:16 AM   #25
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I picked up an aluminum slider window at a Junkyard in Winnipeg. They took it out of a truck camper. It was originally a horizontal one above the cab so was the correct size. We turned it to vertical and installed it beside the stove over the couch (there was just enough room before the curve) and it works like a charm. I made, painted, and installed an aluminum "hood", drilled a couple of drain holes in the new bottom of the window, put new screening in and it works like a charm.
You can see the hood in the outside picture, and I have enclosed a picture of the inside. The window is just to the right of the back splash. Because it's on the vertical it slides from the top down. Doing it again I might have installed it the other way too. Because it came from a fiberglass truck camper, thickness was not a problem. Hauling it home to Southern Ontario on the train from Winnipeg without it getting bent or broken was another story. It cost me $5 !
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The aluminum tubing tiles were purchased at Home Depot. They weren't cheap -- they were like $15 a square foot -- they have some on their website that's like $23/square.... But we figured it was a one-time investment. Since it was metal, it wouldn't break, and since it was aluminum, it wouldn't rust.... We had to install it vertically because of the curve in the wall...and as we got closer to the front, the compound curve threw us for a loop. So we just stopped it where it looked natural, and grouted it with a flexible sanded grout, and when it was dry, we butted the headliner fabric up next to it and installed a piece of flat plastic trim that matched the corner trim around the counter and under the cupboard and the counter.
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Just an observation, but it is best to mount the fire extinguisher away from the stove ( so you don't have to reach over a flaming pot ) and near the door ( so you can reach it without being inside the trailer ).
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:22 PM   #28
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Two words, port holes! I found mine on eBay. If they're good enough for yachts, then they're good enough for camping
The round vent system over our stove (beside the vertical slider window we put in) leaks and we replaced it. It still leaked, so I found a port hole window on Amazon.ca and will invest in that to put in the hole where the vent is now. That way I have two little windows over there.
Thanks for the suggestion to look on e-bay etc.
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