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Old 07-19-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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How come I rarely see big windows in the sleeper sections of the conversions that have passenger seating?

Windows open up an enclosed space and gives a great view that can always be covered by curtains if you want privacy.

Why aren't I seeing more of this modification?

Anyone have any photos of sleepers with big windows...?
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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....good question there Bravest....I never though about it...must be like a dark tunnel inbetween the cab and coach....what is in there any way - just seating?....geofkaye
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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Generally, the problem has been flat windows and curved walls. The inner framing on the sleeper also makes installation a problem. I can't decide if the limited cross section is better than a full box or not. It looks nice to have the smooth transition, but I'd rather have a full 8X8 ft cross section over those 5-6 ft.
The Triton we have been seeing goes about 18" behind the passenger seat, and blends in about as well as any I have seen.
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:16 PM   #4
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What's being discussed here is what I would like to do on my future rig. I was thinking about doing what Warpath was originally going to do, to a point, in that I would put a couple of captains chairs and bay windows in a 38-48" sleeper and treat it as sort of an "extended cab". In back of that would be the coach, probably using an 18' FRP freight box.
Just my .02, as usual.....
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:25 PM   #5
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....If I replace the Volvo in 3 more years or so-I'd like to have a crewcab with a center isle to a toter[4 seats]....with a 36" liftgate on the toter for my old butt and probably new knees by then....then a tag trailer with a V-nose again....have to get Randy Butler started on thinking about it one of these days...The Sterling came back at $86,000 without me making cuts so we will start the game on a rainey day......Only issue that is bothering me is the length of the tractor toter...manuvering is a bitch at that length.....geofkaye
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