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Old 07-31-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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I see that some of you have them. Are there several sizes or are they one size fits all? What if you have windows with different heights? Are they satisfactory? How are they installed? I'd look at them at Camping World but it's a 100 mile round trip. Thanks all.
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we picked up ours from camping world and really like it. the ability to keep a window open while it is raining was our reason for buying---the old jalousie windows cannot be beat for that, but we don't have them. it was a bit time consuming to do the measuring, and then the cutting to fit, especially since we were not at home, but in a campground using tools borrowed from the manager!!! however, it has made a huge difference for us and we are really pleased with it.
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I see that some of you have them. Are there several sizes or are they one size fits all? What if you have windows with different heights? Are they satisfactory? How are they installed? I'd look at them at Camping World but it's a 100 mile round trip. Thanks all.
We have them and they work very well as well as looking great.
They come long enough to do probably two windows but you only get two ends. you simply cut them to length and and attach them with the screws provided.
We use them in conjunction with a roof vent cover to allow full ventilation in even a pouring rain.
here are a couple of pictures, the first one is of my 13 Scamp.... click on it for a better view
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Bob,
I installed one on the Egg Camper and it leaked water around the screws, so I removed it and sealed the holes. It comes in one length and you cut it to size. I have 2 made up for the Egg windows and an unopened new one. I may reinstall again once I figure out how to stop the leaks.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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My husband and his friend installed two this year, on opposite sides of the trailer. The cross-ventilation is really nice, no leaks, even in some really hard downpours, and we've had quite a few this year.
Very nice customer service, too, from the factory, when we had questions. Good product.
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I am curious on the cause of Jim's leak. I installed two on my previous "Casita with no problems and have seen them on other Casitas, Scamps, and Escapes.
Larry Gamble of Little House Customs carries pre-cut kits of them for all Ca
sitas. He sells and/or installs the kits, but it's really quite simple.
I'm about to order two for the Bigfoot I just bought and came across this thread while looking for good source.


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I installed them on my Scamp as well and had no leaks. I used the spacers though so the screws do not go to far into the window frame.
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MY Scamp had one when bought, no leaks, took them off when doing deep cleaning, re-installed in same screw holes, leaks....wrapped screw in butyl tape, no leaks. Bought another one for another window, be sure to measure twice, cut once (how would I know that!). Excellent choice for slider window IMO
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LOL Tom I also know the reason for measuring twice on the windowmax install! Good news is they have amazing customer service and sent me a replacement part free of charge and it arrived within a couple of days.

I like you used a tiny dab of Butyl tap under the screw which may account for no leak problems. I use butyl any time I put a hole into the trailer.
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In retrospect, my inability to install any kind of sealant around the screw where it entered the frame I think was the reason, I sealed the exterior screw head but was unable to seal the frame hole itself. For that reason I took it off my Eggcamper.
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I've had my two on since 2001 and have had no leaks. I didn't use any sealant on the screws.
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