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Old 09-27-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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I need to throw some windows in my 48' trailer... currently sleeping in the gooseneck until I can afford to tackle a toter project or buy one cheap. In Texas a lot of months one can get by without AC and a noisy generator if there's some airflow... so I'd like to put a sliding window or two on each side of the trailer. I inherited a BUNCH of 12v fans that I can mount next to the window to help move a cross breeze or run a box fan off the inverter if running genny during the day.

Curious where folks have bought their windows. I found this site that seems pretty dang cheap but I know you usually get what you pay for:
http://www.lowcosttrailersuppl...ge=LCTS/CTGY/WINDOWS

I'm also a little nervous about cutting into my almost brand new trailer. How daunting is a window install on an existing box? Any tips/tricks/photos of the process? I've followed a couple of the build threads and it seems like a lot of guys just draw on it with a sharpie, cut a hole and have a window installed within an hour or so but it just seems daunting to me. I've got no issue running a saw or welding, just worried about screwing up the side of my nice trailer!
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #2
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I called Kinro.com directly. The RV industry is still starving and the manufactures will sell to anyone.

As far as cutting into your trailer, I used two methods: 1) die grinder to cut the outside skin 2) strong SawZall to cut studs.

I'm not afraid to try to do anything (not always a good thing), but take your time and you'll do fine. It gets easy after the first cut.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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That leads me to another question... do the windows come with a sturdy enough frame or do you need to frame in the windows like on a house?

This thing especially is flexible enough as it is, I don't need to go adding more flexibility into it! Maybe I should just avoid anything wider than the studs to begin with, though.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #4
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You can try http://www.atwoodmobile.com/ for windows
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #5
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I'll beat Blizz to this one. Make sure you get left side windows for the left side, and right side ones for the right side. And you might want to consider getting at least one of them that has an emergency escape feature. The emergency ones have a quick opening system to bail out in a fire. My t/c has both side windows emergency exit type. Gives me some peace of mind.
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