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Old 10-01-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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U-Haul front window alternative ideas

This is the best place for IDEAS! I will be remodeling my CT13 this winter and am looking into making my front window vented. Currently I have a cannibalized pop out window (1960's vintage) in storage that is a close fit, but I was wondering if another style or a new one may be the ticket. I need more ventilation in the hot summers! I will document my remodeling follies as I go, so you all can have a good laugh as I fumble through.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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Pat, Bob just changed the front window in his Cadet to a newer styler jalousie. I don't know if the size is the same as you need. But, see the picture and maybe you can then ask Bob questions...

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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I don't know about "modern" jalousie windows, but the one I had many years ago didn't seal up very well when cranked shut. Unless the new ones have incorporated some kind of weather sealing strips to each pane to form a weather-tite seal, I think I would be a bit reluctant about putting one on the the front end of a trailer. If it doesn't seal well, how would you propose to keep the wind and driving rain out while driving down the road? I suppose a "rock shield" type of cover would work, but do you want to go to that extreme when a regular slider would probably work better. Just my two cents.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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I just put in new front, rear, and side windows in my 84 Ct 13. I put a slider in front and have it covered with a rock shield. I bought my windows from Scamp. The window just about fits perfectly. Just measure and order the closest window they have. There is a little adjustment needed in the window opening size but I have no leaks! It's great. The windows aren't that expensive either.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #6
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Mike, did you do all your windows?
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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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...
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:21 PM   #8
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Mike,
I would love to see photos of your installed windows. It makes more sense to me to just replace the windows rather than try to rebuild.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:38 PM   #9
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I would love to see photos of your installed windows. It makes more sense to me to just replace the windows rather than try to rebuild.
Here are some pics of my newly installed Scamp windows in my CT-13. They're a bit dirty from travel.



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You can see that the primer white is painted around the window where the new fiberglassing was installed to make the hole about a total of about 1 3/4" smaller on height and width.



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Below are pics from the inside.



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Here are pics of the sliders.



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Inside rear slider.


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And front window.


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Old 10-03-2011, 10:48 PM   #10
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Nice Job!!! I've wondered if Scamp windows would work in a Uhaul, since they are single shell but the UH is double.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #11
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WQoW...Love those wind out windows, that is the way I want to go. great job too. Jan
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:08 PM   #12
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Mike, did you use your original rock shield (that covered the UHaul front window) and does it properly fit over the new scamp window (which you say is larger than the uhaul one)?
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Yes, I reused my Uhaul original rock shield and had to do a few mods to make it work. And the window frame is not totally covered by the shield. But it looks good and covered the entire window for protection which is the main thing. And unless you knew that the entire window was covered before you would never know the difference.
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Thank you for the additional pics, they explain a lot. I assume that the shield orignally came with the word 'RENT' on it, and you added the 'Not for" ? very creative
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