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Old 01-08-2016, 06:47 PM   #21
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Today the DW and I worked on the shade and valance. I made a slightly deeper and taller valance out of 3/8" plywood. Should have made it of 1/2" as my air stapler goes down to 1/2". Tried using a hand staple gun, but it wouldn't work on the plywood, too hard.
We added iron-on non fray tape all around the shade fabric and seam tape to make the bottom opening for the pull-down. Then we did a dry run and it all works fine. Not sure what I'm doing about attaching the faux leather to the valance. Either find a 3/8 stapler or remake it in 1/2" plywood.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:21 AM   #22
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FYI -- While the corners of the frame are curved, the pane isn't. It's square cornered and sits on tabs molded into the frame.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:43 AM   #23
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FYI -- While the corners of the frame are curved, the pane isn't. It's square cornered and sits on tabs molded into the frame.
Thanks, haven't really looked at the glass and saw the installation video a few months backs.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:52 AM   #24
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Anyone tried lexan / polycarbonate / plexiglass? Available from Amazon, inexpensive, can cut with a table saw or a Sabre saw. I used some to make a "storm window" to reduce condensation on the back window over the bed in our Solera - works great:
Amazon.com: Lexan Sheet - Polycarbonate - .236" - 1/4" Thick, Clear, 24" x 48" Nominal: Industrial & Scientific
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:53 AM   #25
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Mines not clear but can still see figures and looks nice. Later RJD
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:04 PM   #26
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Anyone tried lexan / polycarbonate / plexiglass? Available from Amazon, inexpensive, can cut with a table saw or a Sabre saw. I used some to make a "storm window" to reduce condensation on the back window over the bed in our Solera - works great:
Amazon.com: Lexan Sheet - Polycarbonate - .236" - 1/4" Thick, Clear, 24" x 48" Nominal: Industrial & Scientific
Good option. I believe the window is 12"x22"x1/8". Thanks $17.23 with shipping.

Aceinspp, That stained glass window is nice, I believe that's what Bob Caldwell might be shopping for.
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:21 PM   #27
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Old 01-09-2016, 12:26 PM   #28
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:22 PM   #29
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They are nice looking windows, but we defeats our purpose of viewing out.
I hope to finish the valance this weekend. I kinda feel like I'm doing this backwards and should have done the window first then the valance and shade.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:47 PM   #30
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Almost done with valance

Ran out and bought an air stapler. Covered the valance in faux leather. Just need to mount to wall.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:23 PM   #31
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Yooroo, Did you get your window from that guy at the FROG rally that you had to walk past to go into the chow hall?
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:33 PM   #32
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Valance is done!

Finished the shade and valance. Finished the inside of the valance in faux-leather also as it would be seen entering the coach and looking up.
Now waiting to see if the glass is available at Quartzsite.
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What happens if the window is available here?
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Old 01-09-2016, 06:42 PM   #34
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What happens if the window is available here?
Bob, if it's clear tempered and hopefully slightly tinted, I will probably buy one and either install it at the campsite myself or wait until I get home.
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My wife and I lease an apartment in NJ for business. The windows are double thermo pane with a Levalor type blind in between the two pieces of glass. This would be PERFECT for an RV. Nothing to blow around. Nothing to clean. no sweating.

Do any RVs offer such windows?
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Next time I will hire you,I think Glenn was Dragging His Feet when we did ours! But then again if one Hurries He Spills! Youroo!!
Hey Hey now I gave you step by step instructions, I learned from the best Capt Mike. Has it leaked yet? Well THANK-YOU GLENN...... Don't know what to tell him Capt......
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My wife and I lease an apartment in NJ for business. The windows are double thermo pane with a Levalor type blind in between the two pieces of glass. This would be PERFECT for an RV. Nothing to blow around. Nothing to clean. no sweating.

Do any RVs offer such windows?
I would be first in line for this. GREAT IDEA! Hope someone can figure out how to do it. Should not be hard.
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Yooroo, Did you get your window from that guy at the FROG rally that you had to walk past to go into the chow hall?
Yes that was the man! He is going to bring more Frog windows next year! Youroo!!
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Hey Hey now I gave you step by step instructions, I learned from the best Capt Mike. Has it leaked yet? Well THANK-YOU GLENN...... Don't know what to tell him Capt......
I will have to say No the window has No leaks,BUT after the Installer left my Rum bottle must have a leak as it was on Empty! Youroo!!
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