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Old 11-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #101
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New guy here my name is Pete I just picked up my new 2012 21RR .This looks like a great site.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:05 PM   #102
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New guy here my name is Pete I just picked up my new 2012 21RR .This looks like a great site.
Welcome Pete! Congrats on the 21RR, whatya put in it?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #103
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Welcome Pete!
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #104
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Tom,

I guess I should explain it. It's a 5x5 vinyl fence post cover, 2 caps for the post cover and a vinyl gutter.

The post was a 8 foot length and the gutter was only sold as a 10 foot piece. I think the entire package was $30.00 at Home Depot........
Great job Scot. I am having the same issue with a brand new toyhauler.
I visited our local Home Depot here in Canada and the largest they had was 4X4 and they are special order.
If you are near your local Home Depot in the future and can obtain the SKU number and post it, it would be greatly appreciated.
If I have the SKU number it is a possibility that they can order it in for me.

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:54 AM   #105
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Welcome Pete! Congrats on the 21RR, whatya put in it?
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:04 PM   #106
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Great job Scot. I am having the same issue with a brand new toyhauler.
I visited our local Home Depot here in Canada and the largest they had was 4X4 and they are special order.
If you are near your local Home Depot in the future and can obtain the SKU number and post it, it would be greatly appreciated.
If I have the SKU number it is a possibility that they can order it in for me.

Thanks.
John
Follow this link John,

5 in. x 5 in. x 96 in. White Vinyl Hurricane Fence Post-116004 at The Home Depot

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Old 12-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #107
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LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Hey Gang; It's been a while since I posted (pimped my 19RR). Today I got brave enough to cut a hole in my door and install a window. I noticed that after 2010, FR no longer put the solid frosted glass windows in the 2011 and 2012. I found a window on Ebay that I got with shipping for under $50 (turned out it was slightly used... but that's OK), so here are some pictures of how I put it in. I took 8 pictures and they only let you post 4 per posting, so I will do this in two posts.

Here is what the door looks like on the 2012 19RR.

Then I marked where I needed to cut on the inside (aluminum side of the door). I was surprised that the difference in the outer frame and the hole you cut is only 0.75", or that you have 0.375" of overlap on each edge of the frame. The other lesson learned was I was surprised how hard it was to get the pencil marks back off the white aluminum door once I mounted the window where my construction lines went beyond the frame. I would have thought pencil would have erased off easily.

Then I put painters tape on either side of my cut line so that the vibration of my electric jig-saw didn't rub the paint off the door.

In the picture above you can see I drilled 4 holes, one in each corner with a drill with a metal bit larger in diameter than the blade on my jig-saw. This was so I had a few places to stick the blade of the jig-saw through to start cutting in any direction. I was surprised how thin both the aluminum and the fiberglass sheeting was in this door. Most of the thickness is just solid styrofoam. I guess they are not kidding when they say a mad grizzly bear could claw his way into your camper if he really wanted in!! Here is what the opening looked like once the hole was cut. This was when you start thinking "man, I hope I did not cut the hole too big!!!"

Well that's the first 4 pictures. I will continue on a new posting.
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Next I took the inside frame of the window (the glass is mounted to the outer frame) and did a test fit to assure myself I did not mess up my door royally!

Fortunately the frame fit great, testing it on each side of the door. Then I took a tube of Silicone (GE RTV) and put a bead of RTV around the outer frame and the inner frame. Then putting both halves together, you simply screw in the 16 screws from the inside frame of the camper and that squeezed the RTV out around the frame

After cleaning up the excess RTV that squeezed out and adding some fresh RTV around the glass and the outside frame (I mentioned the window was used and I didn't want any leaks), this is what the outside of the door looked like when I was done

Mission accomplished. LET THERE BE LIGHT (or at least a little more). I felt this corner of the trailer was always dark if you had the door shut and the A/C on (something us Florida campers have to do most of the season). Now this is what it looks like from the inside with some light coming through the frosted glass.

Well, that's all for now. Keep up the pimping and keep posting those ideas!

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Old 12-03-2011, 07:13 AM   #109
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P.S. This window is a 15" X 24" window, slightly larger than the typical 12" x 21" that I was looking at new. Probably not a big difference using either one... don't think you would want to go much bigger than 15 x 24 or you would not be leaving much door material on either side.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #110
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SWEET! Very nice work as usual Tom. The window in the door is on my list for next year. And of course "lessons learned" always help me grow more comfortable with cutting my door
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