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Old 03-22-2020, 11:02 AM   #1
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Hi All, I have the opportunity to pick up a fiberglass trailer that unfortunately has not been well kept by previous owners. The biggest issue with it is that the windows (frames and windows) have been removed and replaced with wood. Everything else seems to be in decent condition. Has anyone had custom made windows (frame and pane) made for their trailers? If so, how much should it be expected to cost and where did you go to have it done? I am in Alberta, Canada.

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Old 03-23-2020, 12:10 AM   #2
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It may help if you tell us more info on your fiberglass trailer.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:22 AM   #3
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It is an Amerigo FG16. Not sure of the year though.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:13 AM   #4
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I'd talk with the folks at Sun-View Industries in BC. They make all the windows for Bigfoot and others and I found them easy to work with.
They make a wide variety of sizes and shapes and may have some that would work for you.
Glad to see another nice oldie being resurrected. Good luck


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Old 03-23-2020, 08:15 PM   #5
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Hi All, I have the opportunity to pick up a fiberglass trailer that unfortunately has not been well kept by previous owners. The biggest issue with it is that the windows (frames and windows) have been removed and replaced with wood. Everything else seems to be in decent condition. Has anyone had custom made windows (frame and pane) made for their trailers? If so, how much should it be expected to cost and where did you go to have it done? I am in Alberta, Canada.

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Got ours at Sunview Industries in Summerland BC for our 1976 boler. They are awesome to deal with and will tell you how to measure the opening, they offer clear, partial grey and dark grey. They do have a website, google Sunview Industries. I cannot remember how much they cost, thought it was around $600 for two side windows and the smaller ones in door and above the stove, we got the darker grey. They are a busy company, we had to wait about 6 weeks.
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Old 01-27-2021, 03:14 PM   #6
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Check out my thread. I replaced aluminum frames with 20"x 40" tinted glas Windows. There is fiberglass work involved
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Old 01-28-2021, 06:56 AM   #7
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Custom windows are expensive. If the price is right it could be worth it. But the windows may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Is there water damage in the walls? Floor? Will it need to be completely gutted and rebuilt? What’s the state of wiring and plumbing? Do any of the appliances work? They can get very expensive, too. What about the frame, axle, brakes, tires, running lights... is it towable?

Not trying to scare you off, but you do need to assess realistically the full scope of the project before you commit. Resurrecting a neglected vintage trailer can be a very satisfying adventure if you have money, skills, time, tools, and work space (preferably covered). It usually isn’t the fastest or cheapest way to get to a functional RV.
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Old 01-28-2021, 07:44 AM   #8
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+100 to Jon. A badly neglected trailer can have a lot more issues than just windows. Do a thorough inspection, and a realistic appraisal of the time and money you are willing to put into a project.

In the end, projects may be a good deal for one person and a very bad deal for another. If your plan includes hiring experts to do some of the work, look out. At that point, you will very likely be upside down value wise.
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+100 to Jon. A badly neglected trailer can have a lot more issues than just windows. Do a thorough inspection, and a realistic appraisal of the time and money you are willing to put into a project.

In the end, projects may be a good deal for one person and a very bad deal for another. If your plan includes hiring experts to do some of the work, look out. At that point, you will very likely be upside down value wise.
We mostly did our own work and still spent; glad we did the work.
Was able to install the new hot water tank replace the original stove with new old unit one year older than original; same size so slipped right in. Replaced the window water seals but you are skipping this task with new windows.
Repaired the cupboards one at a time replaced paneling and hinges. Replacing all rivets most done they all leaked. Pwr vents replaced and more. Had to pay to have the new furnace added did wall patch myself after install Had paid to have a boat repair tech teach me how to do fiberglass repairs and gelcoat match. Tech cleaned and adjusted stove burners and pilot, fridge pilot and replaced the old copper water pipes. I add the new shower tap and sink tap during cupboard repairs along with replacement of the Stanley closed end water proof rivets that became easier to do.
The trailer had a lot of work done and was usable when we got it; the repairs done over many years.
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