Acrylic Sheet Window - Fiberglass RV
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-28-2020, 09:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Z
Trailer: Sasquatch
Montana
Posts: 2,550
Acrylic Sheet Window

This is camper shell related...

I shattered a “wing” window on my truck topper. I’m pretty uninformed on plexiglass-style products. I’m guessing because of the pandemic, it’s in pretty short supply. I did find some at Lowe’s, which is Plaskolite.

The way this window works, it’s attached to a hinge “plate” and arm thing that opens it. The hinges are what keeps it attached to the truck. I used a construction adhesive to attach the glass to the hinge plate. The original glass was attached by some sort of tape-like adhesive. I have no idea if this will stand up to washboard...

What I’m wondering about is whether putting three bolts through the plate and "glass" will secure it, or create a perfect set of weak spots for it to crack. I don't like the idea of this big sheet held onto the topper with just some adhesive, though I know the correct adhesive applied correctly can be plenty strong.

What do you think?

Click image for larger version

Name:	E7AC7571-BA79-48ED-AFD2-BC95AAA8C783.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	268.4 KB
ID:	136343

Click image for larger version

Name:	A6409CC0-462C-4208-9BE1-9FD70C4E76E8.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	411.8 KB
ID:	136344

Click image for larger version

Name:	63A6B21A-1C0E-48CE-91FE-EA44411A9D1C.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	400.1 KB
ID:	136345

Click image for larger version

Name:	836CB99D-9FAB-448C-8894-3EFAD3215062.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	415.8 KB
ID:	136346
ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2020, 11:10 AM   #2
Member
 
Name: sven
Trailer: Casita
FL
Posts: 51
You can drill acrylic/ not sure on that product. i have made windows for my retromods . you can even cut down actual flat planes from a scrap yard(i like rear windows from trucks). lot of you tubes. but search hotrods, grease monkey sights for lots of discussions on this topic. https://www.eplastics.com/fabricatio...0polycarbonate
mosquito13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2020, 12:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Z
Trailer: Sasquatch
Montana
Posts: 2,550
Alright, thanks.

I'm curious whether drilling the holes will make it more likely to crack where the holes are on rough roads, especially washboard. I guess in the end, if I don't trust my adhesive, I'm either going to have to try to do it over, or drill the holes. What I really don't want is the window falling off while I'm driving.
ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-Seating an Acrylic Dome Skylight Dodger Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 6 05-14-2015 08:47 PM
Vinyl vs. Acrylic Awning Fabric SRD General Chat 0 03-24-2014 12:56 PM
Siliconized Acrylic Caulk for ensolite seams? courtney Modifications, Alterations and Updates 1 06-09-2013 09:55 AM
Polish over 100% acrylic dmcclure Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 09-05-2011 05:17 PM
Acrylic Elastometic RV Roof Coating. David Duxbury Modifications, Alterations and Updates 21 09-06-2009 07:02 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.