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Old 11-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #15
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As Ann said above, the window works great using the original window outside.. and using the Velcro to attach the stained glass window works perfect... The window rode fantastic on our last trip.. we were kind of wondering if it would move up and down and maybe crack - but it is solid. Prying hands cannot get to it from the outside, and weather won't mar it either.

It was great working with Ann and Bill.. Ann did the drawing and it was exactly what we wanted. California poppies and all.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:25 PM   #16
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Just a question regarding the velcro. The metal frame of the window can get pretty dang warm in the hot summer. We've heard of folks that have used velcro to mount window covers on the frames and the velcro pulls off or gets really sticky. Window covers are lightweight in comparison to a glass window. Do you think this is going to be a problem? I'd worry about the window falling out under those circumstances, especially during travel. Or maybe you used a special glue instead of sticky back velcro?
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:54 PM   #17
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Hi Donna

The Velcro we used is a fabric sticky back Velcro that we purchased at Wal-Mart. .The two glass windows are very tightly held together with the Velcro, and then the glass windows are mounted in the window frame. It does not move at all. The Velcro is not holding any weight; it just keeps the windows together with a tiny space between them. The Velcro is not touching the metal frame - it's only between the two glass windows. So far, no problem at all.

For the windows to fall out, the entire metal frame would have to come off and that requires a screw driver....
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:03 PM   #18
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The Velcro we used is a fabric sticky back Velcro that we purchased at Wal-Mart. .The two glass windows are very tightly held together with the Velcro, and then the glass windows are mounted in the window frame. It does not move at all. The Velcro is not holding any weight; it just keeps the windows together with a tiny space between them. The Velcro is not touching the metal frame - it's only between the two glass windows. So far, no problem at all.

For the windows to fall out, the entire metal frame would have to come off and that requires a screw driver....
Thanks Carol. Keep us posted in the hot weather tho will you? I think the velcro is a great idea for multiple applications.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:37 AM   #19
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Has anyone tried the "press on" Stained glass-looking film on their window? If so is it working well?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:57 AM   #20
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Carol is right, the velcro is not being used for support. It is being used as a spacer and cushion between the two windows.

My husband noticed that the RV Stained Glass site is now offering plexi-glass to be used for protection to the windows. The problem with this is that the stained glass is not a flat surface. The lead came and or solder rises above the glass. If there is not a spacer between the plexi-glass and the stained glass you will have scratches on the plexi-glass from the came rubbing against it. If you are using the standard glass window with the stained glass with no spacer you will have damage to the came or solder from the glass rubbing against it.

The use of the velcro as a spacing material stops this from happening.

The one thing that Bill and I have done is to provide strips of garage floor rubberized matting that sits on top of the styrofoam in the door and gives added cushioning to the window and window pegs when the stained glass is inserted. This probably is not absolutely necessary, but is an added precaution to lessen stress to the two windows and the window pegs. Others who have purchased stained glass windows, whether or not they are using the plexi-glass, might be interested in the use of this foam when inserting their window.


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I like Carols window better than my note paper stuck to my window that says "Please watch for cat. Do not let him out"

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #22
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Hi Gina

We use to have a note on the window with a picture of a cat ... which said:

"Please don't let the cat out, no matter what he tells you".

That didn't work, but at least our window lets everyone know we have a cat...

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:15 PM   #23
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Has anyone tried the "press on" Stained glass-looking film on their window? If so is it working well?
As I posted earlier, the previous owner of my Scamp 13' found a stick-on stained glass imitation and it has lasted quite well -- I don't know where she got the stuf.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:58 AM   #24
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Any more customers?

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First off. Wow! Beautiful work! Second, do you think it would be possible to do a Boler door window? The Egg is a 72 with the original single pane awning/louvre window. It'd be pretty tiny but some type of nature scene in that window would finish my "Pine Cone" really nicely.

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Can't wait to hear from ya!
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You could always put a bigger window in the door to have bigger art!!

Scamp has several door windows, some that open for some ventilation.
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what a great idea for your rig, and for a business!
I pulled up the request on the form last year about "Stained Glass Entry Doors" as I have been doing stained glass for years. You can read the thread and see how the discussion developed. Then, Gina suggested that this would make a good business for someone.

Well……….being one to take, according to our daughter, two years to make any decision I decided to buck the odds, take a chance and stuck my foot in the water. My first client was Carol, Jim and her cat Jerry. I really enjoyed working with them. Lucy, our cat, liked the idea also. She loves the cat stroller that Carol, Jim and Jerry sent to her. Lucy begs to go out in it to watch the birds everyday.

Our next client was Don, who put together the wonderful installation guide on his Flicker site. Thank you, Don!

Every person who I have designed a window for in the last year has been a joy to work with. And every window is still traveling safe and sound in one piece, the exception being a few people who just couldn't resist tightening that last screw in the frame a bit too much. (Bill did the same thing with our window) We are now working with a heavier frame to help combat this problem.

I was going to wait to post the web site until I had made up a few more inexpensive Scamp and Casita windows to be ready made on the site for sale. Bill and I have been working all week putting together a safe, easy and effective mounting system for a stained glass window in the Scamp doorway. We spent all day yesterday traveling around the town looking the proper mounting components. We believe we did it.

Our first window will be mounted next week in Christine's Scamp in Florence. We are excited about the outcome and hope to make windows available to all Fiberglass RV's.

Bill and I just want to say thank you to everyone who allowed us to make a window for them this year, to Fiberglass RV for giving us the opportunity to start our little business and to Gina for making the suggestion.

Anyone need a new entry door window?

Ann
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:23 PM   #27
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Beautiful windows Ann!!!
I just bought an '07 17B Escape. One of your windows would look FABULOUS, but my door window is a crackled/frosted window. Could it still work?
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