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Old 12-03-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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I've heard good things about Bear Creek back when I had my pup and frequented a pop-up forum.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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I think if I were in your position, I wouldn't worry about a few dollars difference. Go with the tinted vinyl or forever wish you had.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #13
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Good thought chipcc. I remember hearing about Bear Creek from the popup forums too. I called Al this morning. He advised not going thicker than 12 gauge because you need to keep the vinyl flexible, yet durable. He said 30 and 40 gauge are fine for the boat market because they don't have to fold their canvas and they act more like windows. We would be folding ours more often. The thicker gauge would probably crack or split sooner.

He also said he thinks this upgrade would involve a significant rework of all the window zippers and inner canvas. He said it would almost be as expensive as just ordering all new bunkends.

I will call my local guy to see if they can requote with 12 gauge vinyl. My wife thinks the labor is the big cost and the material, regardless of thickness, will be almost the same.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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They quoted me $525 for 19 gauge clear vinyl windows. We have a deal. They are ordering material and will get started soon.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:43 PM   #15
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They called me last week to say my vinyl windows are in. It took me until yesterday to get out to pick them up. We laid them out on the canvas repair tables and had a quick look. I was optimistic. I took a quick look at one of the side panels and it looked good.

Brought them home and laid them out in my family room. Checked the front window panel and one of the sides. I think this will do just fine. The zipper for the window may be visible from outside on the side panels but I don't think it will be too noticeable. Not as noticeable on the end (front and back) windows.

It is 9 degrees out right now, so I won't be reinstalling them any time soon. Maybe five more days of single digit or below zero weather coming. I will keep the bunk ends here in the warm house for a while.

I will post pictures of the reinstallation and final product when it warms up in a few weeks? months?? aggghhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #16
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Would like to see your finished bunk ends as well. Always liked the vinyl windows in the popup and miss that feature in our Roo. This SE michigan weather is really something else right now. Seems like there's no end in sight to the snow and bitter cold. Getting tired of dreaming about warm weather, camping, and fishing!
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #17
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EDhawk did you get this completed? If so can you share some before and after pictures.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:12 PM   #18
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Unsure about edhawk but here's a post from someone who did it back in April.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...d.php?p=828462
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Thank you Jim
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:00 PM   #20
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I am a bit concerned about the type of clear vinyl that is used. I know the tinted windows in my popup had temperature warnings, the plastic would crack if moved below certain cold temperatures. So it was not recommended to close or open the camper in certain temps. It is something you probably should double check. My new roo has canvas side windows in the bunks. I am spending my summer tinkering with the camper that came home on Memorial Day weekend. My next project is the solar blanket pugs, I will make; and then I'm going to construct emergency blanket/cotton canvas inserts to maybe Velcro inside the windows. I can take them out to store, they will protect the tent canvas, and be flexible enough to open the screened windows. They should reflect sun to stay cooler with the air on. We camp where clear vinyl would be a privacy concern with my kids. I haven't sewed them yet, but I purchased the yardage of canvas already, and I need to make the first one to see if it will work.


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