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Old 11-05-2018, 10:43 PM   #1
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European RV windows

In the video you can see what seems to me a nice improvement in windows and window shades.

The awning windows open much wider. The screens and shades slide to any position desired.

The roof vents have unique features but no fans, at least in this model.

https://youtu.be/tSk1oNrxIrs
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:38 AM   #2
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LOVE the windows
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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Yep...those windows are awesome. They have been around for over a decade and OEM's here in the states have tried them....and failed.

Winnie options them now, Gulf Stream tried them about 10 years ago. The issue is...they are plastic/acrylic. To the US buyer, plastic is cheap. Plush...washing them with a brush, they end up scratching the windows or making them hazy. I think the perception is they will scratch more than they actually do...but try convincing someone to pay double the price for acrylic.

I would love to use them. They are dual pane, super light-weight and have great screens/shades. Maybe everyone was just ahead of their time.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:59 AM   #4
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The Forester / Sunseeker TS Transit Series uses those windows or a very similar brand.

I agree the big issue is scratching the window. I treated ours the same as the windshields on our touring motorcycles and didn't have any problems. If you do damage one there are several products you can buy at motorcycles shops to try and remove, or at least minimize, the scratches / haze.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:51 AM   #5
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Northern Lite Pickup Campers use them. I think BC is right, they look so different from what we are used to they look strange to some folks and the plastic is a turn off. Great functionality of course.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:23 PM   #6
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Yep...those windows are awesome. They have been around for over a decade and OEM's here in the states have tried them....and failed.

Winnie options them now, Gulf Stream tried them about 10 years ago. The issue is...they are plastic/acrylic. To the US buyer, plastic is cheap. Plush...washing them with a brush, they end up scratching the windows or making them hazy. I think the perception is they will scratch more than they actually do...but try convincing someone to pay double the price for acrylic.

I would love to use them. They are dual pane, super light-weight and have great screens/shades. Maybe everyone was just ahead of their time.
Now I remember that you mentioned the plastic/acrylic in previous posts.

I prefer glass and I donít know why a similar window couldnít be offered using glass, weight permitting.

The sliding window on my Sunseeker allowed much greater air flow than current awning type windows.
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:59 PM   #7
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sliding windows do not look as sleek as the frameless windows...so some of it is aesthetics. Also a sliding window really can't be open when its raining, a frameless can. Again, pros-cons for them all.
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Per the video posted earlier, only euro snobs would want these. Lol.
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Per the video posted earlier, only euro snobs would want these. Lol.
Funny.

I generally reject most things marketed as "Euro" as the concept turns me off.

But I do like the idea of these windows and I am sure they could be Americanized.
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Per the video posted earlier, only euro snobs would want these. Lol.
I can't believe I missed that opportunity...must be the weather causing my slowness.
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