Originally Posted by Pat B Ohio
Mike, did you do all your windows?
I did the two side windows and made them jalousie or crank out windows. They are wonderful in the event of rainy weather. You can still open them and get a cross breeze! The side windows from Scamp
are about an inch smaller so a little fiberglassing is needed to make the opening a little smaller to accommodate a good fit.
I then did my front and back windows with Scamp
windows also. The opening in the Uhaul
CT13-84' is just a bit small for Scamp windows in the front and back windows, which is better, because you only have to trim a little of the opening instead of fiberglass to make it smaller... And, I made the front window a slider instead of a solid window which gives me a cross breeze from any direction! I have a stone guard covering it so no worries.
My door window does not leak as of now, and so I don't open it so as not to aggravate any karma (seal) that exists there now.
All toll, about $700 to Scamp and some elbow grease and you have new windows that make life a lot easier in wet weather. BTW, Scamp goes way overboard when shipping the windows. You don't have to worry about breakage of the windows when they ship them to you. They build a box for the windows out of wood. They nail, screw and glue them shut! It's like a sarcophagus!!! It took me over an hour and a half to release the windows from their protective coffin when they arrived! Crow bars, blue bars, hammers, scrapers, putty knives, gloves, etc. Pack a lunch and block off time on your calendar to get them out carefully! You don't want to break them either while trying to release them.
As you can tell we had a lot of fun with this project...
And to reply to Casita
Greg's post above about the worry of the jalousie windows
not sealing...The Scamp windows have a rubber seal on each tiny window that cranks out, so no water is able to get in between the panes of glass. They're very nice. I would, however, share his concern about putting one in the front window if no rock guard existed, and only for down the road a bit, in case the rubber seal would possibly dry rot and crack and allow water in as you go down the road...