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Old 08-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Installing a Functional Front Window in 1809S Mini Lite

I would like to know if anyone has ever (or knows of someone who has) modified the front window in a Rockwood Mini Lite travel trailer. The current window is good for letting in light only. I'd like to replace it with a window I could open and close. The local Forest River dealer said he'd never heard of it being done and when I called Forest River they had the same response. Shouldn't be too difficult. The opening is already there. Happy camping everyone!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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functional front window

Did you ever receive a response to this? I would like to do the same for my 2109 S Rockwood mini lite.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Never did. Funny thing too. Now I want to see about installing a window on the back wall of my mini lite. There is nothing there now, just the shelf above the closet where the tv sits. Would be nice to have a window there for the light & a nice cross breeze. The window above the couch is the perfect size for that space. Just need to make sure no wires or anything in the back wall that may get damaged in the course of remodeling.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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I used to borrow a friend's 1962 Fan camper. It had a front window that you could open up. I really miss that feature. As others have mentioned, it allowed for a nice breeze through the camper. You would think that someone would come up with an after market window if the manufacturers do not want to install one.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:31 PM   #5
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I heard back from Forest River and was told that it could be done but if the window is replaced with a non OEM window it would void the warranty for the window and the surrounding area. My TT is 2013 so I think I will wait. Although I did ask who manufactures the windows for Forest River and if that company made a replacement that was a functioning window would it be an OEM. Have not heard back.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Wouldn't it be Kinro? At least that's what's on my Apex.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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I heard back from Forest River and was told that it could be done but if the window is replaced with a non OEM window it would void the warranty for the window and the surrounding area. My TT is 2013 so I think I will wait. Although I did ask who manufactures the windows for Forest River and if that company made a replacement that was a functioning window would it be an OEM. Have not heard back.
So in other words, if you put a new window in and a year down the road it develops a leak and you have delamination problems you're on your own. I would also like the front window to be functional, but I'm with you; I'll wait. I just don't understand why they aren't functional in the first place. Less expensive yes, but then there should be an option available at the time of purchase to upgrade to a window that opens.
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i looked into it for my 8315ss. there are several companies that will custom make a window to your measurements.0nly problem is that you have to remove your old window completely just to get all of the opening measurements,height,width,wall thickness and radius. them reinstall the window while you are waiting for your new one.

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