RV windows, want to add some to a cargo trailer, source?


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  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted July 05, 2007 - 08:50 PM

#1

OK, looking for a source to purchase RV windows from, I want to install 2 small RV windows on each side of my enclosed trailer. I'm after those small types you'd find near a bunk on an overhead camper or a trailer. I have 16" centers for metal studs, so I'm after one that is 16" long, about 6-8" high, rounded corners, window slides half open from left/right or right/left, has a bug screen. Not the flip up type, the slider type and smoked glass. I have looked with little success, anyone have a source?

  • jackdrinker48015

Posted July 05, 2007 - 11:45 PM

#2

camping world

  • fl-cracker

Posted July 06, 2007 - 04:20 AM

#3

I have a RV wrecking yard about 7 miles from home. You can wander around alone until you find something you like then they remove it for you. I bought a Haulmark with a 4' house single hung window it it. Not the way that I would have done it but it works OK. Yes it is a security problem; might do some expanded metal mesh over it, don't know yet.

  • Red_Snapper

Posted July 06, 2007 - 09:57 AM

#4

I added some sliders and vents to a cargo trailer years ago and got the parts from these guys: http://www.redneck-t....com/2006/H.htm

The 6-8" requirement is going to make it tough.

BTW, thanks for your help on my "high ground clearance cargo" post.

  • gregghealy

Posted July 06, 2007 - 10:49 AM

#5

http://www.motionwindows.com/

This place has a bunch.

  • Gadgetman

Posted July 06, 2007 - 02:17 PM

#6

Try this place, http://www.waltsrvparts.com/online/ it may be a little far for you,but they have great prices on surplus parts.

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  • tkrrox

Posted July 07, 2007 - 02:58 PM

#7

once you cut it out then you have to header it and put in a sill...sounds like a pain in the rear and very hard to make look factory...clean

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted July 07, 2007 - 05:02 PM

#8

once you cut it out then you have to header it and put in a sill...sounds like a pain in the rear and very hard to make look factory...clean


No, they are made for wall thickness from 2" to about 8", as for the header, I have a MIG welder, will weld in angle iron, secure it like any RV with butyl tape behind it. Trust me, I can make it look factory installed. Now I just need a source. So far, some of the links have been closer than what I have found. Anyone else???

  • Chickenhauler

Posted July 07, 2007 - 09:55 PM

#9

These guys are suppliers to the RV manufacturer's and custom sleeper builders.

They can make anything your wallet desires.

http://www.interstat...ion-catalog.htm

  • tkrrox

Posted July 08, 2007 - 07:51 PM

#10

No, they are made for wall thickness from 2" to about 8", as for the header, I have a MIG welder, will weld in angle iron, secure it like any RV with butyl tape behind it. Trust me, I can make it look factory installed. Now I just need a source. So far, some of the links have been closer than what I have found. Anyone else???


aren't the studs wood? i know some are al., but i would love to see pics of that cause my wife wants a window added...and if anything like house framing you need to cut the stud further down/up than the hole for the window to install the header and sill...do you use a router or what...i'm really curious to see a retrofit detailed article w/ pics...

  • toyota_mdt_tech

Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:19 PM

#11

aren't the studs wood? i know some are al., but i would love to see pics of that cause my wife wants a window added...and if anything like house framing you need to cut the stud further down/up than the hole for the window to install the header and sill...do you use a router or what...i'm really curious to see a retrofit detailed article w/ pics...


No, my studs are 16" OC and are a "Z" shaped. The opening for the window will be about 15 1/2" wide, height, I'm flexible, but dont want it big enough for anyone to be able to crawl through. I only want cross ventilation and to be able to look outside if I hear something etc. My trailer is a enclosed cargo type, no wooden studs. I have a roof vent with a fan, but on hot days with no shore power (to run the AC) I need cross ventilation or it gets too warm and muggy inside. I can leave the door open, its an RV type door, but has no screen. As for cutting the skin on the outside, I have a Roto-Zip and I can get the metal spiral saw bits, same goes for the wood inside. I will cut the opening, then add horizontal supports above and below the opening. I will weld them through the hole I just cut. Stuff it with a wet towel to catch and extinquish any sparks from setting the inside wooden walls on fire.

  • DEA

Posted July 09, 2007 - 01:36 PM

#12

I got a used one from a camper trailer sales.Haven't installed it yet though.

  • altered

Posted July 12, 2007 - 08:52 AM

#13

http://www.hehr-inte...ow Products.htm
These are the windows Haulmark used when I ordered my trailer.




 
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