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Old 09-19-2008, 09:13 PM   #21
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Another advantage of an awning window over louvered is that there is no obstructions in the middle of the window.
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Thanks Jim Bennett for the insight.
Does the awning window crank out in a similar way to the jalousie/louvered?
I had not considered distinguishing between the number of panes.
I read earlier in the string that some of the newer models have panes within the main frame that are fixed and do not open. This potentially decreasing the amount of maximum air flow compared to the size of the overall cutout in the wall.
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Does the awning window crank out in a similar way to the jalousie/louvered?
I had not considered distinguishing between the number of panes.
I read earlier in the string that some of the newer models have panes within the main frame that are fixed and do not open. This potentially decreasing the amount of maximum air flow compared to the size of the overall cutout in the wall.
An awning window has the whole unit opening hinged at the top.

Single glazed windows have a insulation rating of R-1, dual glazing R-2, and if Low-E glazing is used with argon gas (inert) between the panes it is R-3 (these are only approximate values). In colder climates it is quite important keeping the interior warmer, and lessening the condensation buildup on the inside. Even in warm climates it will help keep the heat out.

With good venting on the roof, especially aided by a good fan, one only needs enough open window area to maintain a good flow. I have traveled very little in hot climates, so have never really used maximum venting on a trailer. I would imagine with you being in California that a trailer could heat up quite good.
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Thank you to all who participated in the poll.
And thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:31 AM   #24
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Our 95 16 SD Casita has louvers & we love them.. Provide much better air flow than the new little sliders. When you put the rain guards on the sliders, you get even less air flow.. I'll take louvers over sliders everytime............
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Personally my Compact II has slider windows. While they work acceptably, I can see the logical benefits in jalousie, louvered, and awning type windows. Granted, it doesn't rain much here in Southern Ca versus places like the Pacific northwest, but I sure do like the idea of being all snuggled up in the trailer while its raining outside, and smelling that great earthy smell that always comes up! hehe Oh well, maybe the NEXT FBRV in my life will have some variant on this style of window.
BIG BIG thanks to all the folks who supplied facts and info for this thread!

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hmmm.... so Jalous sliding windows is in order.

. Jalousie like new Casita with solid glass on slides and Jallus/Awning glass in the middle.

. sliding window (cute stain glass thing?) that slides to one side uncovering the Jalousie/Awning Window....when you need to be more airtight.... it slides back over the Jalousie area sealing it as good as any other sliding window.
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