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Old 03-09-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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mini Lite 2306 Storm Windows Option - Not Happy

I finally got my trailer today and I had it ordered with the storm window option just in-case I decided to travel to snow it would help keep the heat in - I figured the storm windows were double pain windows - wrong - it is a piece of glass or plexy glass that cover's the whole window

whom ever engineered the storm window option should be shot cause it make's the window un-usable the only window that doesn't get the plexy glass cover is the Emergency Exit Window

Looks like I am going to be calling the factory about some sort of a resolution since I did order it with this option not realizing it rendered the windows useless except to look out of.

On a positive note - if you live in a High Crime area and want to protect your trailer from break in's thru the windows feel free to order the Storm Window Option
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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Wow

Wow.. That is crazy. Would have thought that the windows would be able to open -- like a double pane window in a residence.

Double pane windows in Florida - of all places though???

How do you like your 2306??? post photos!!!

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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I will have to get pictures of the pane tommorow - it covers the whole window

Double pane windows in Florida work as a barrier to the heat as the same with the cold -

I just got it today so havent camped in it yet but will be soon - so far so good and my daughter loves it - the look and reaction on her face was priceless
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:45 PM   #4
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so far so good and my daughter loves it - the look and reaction on her face was priceless
BINGO!!!

That's what it's all about!!!!

PRICELESS...



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Old 03-10-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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wow i gotta see those pictures!
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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Conngrats, Sherdep. I won't pick up my 2306 for three more weeks. I am very ready for winter to end so I can get out of doors again and hit the road. It's been a long winter, and I'm tired of working inside. That said, if this is all I have to complain about, then life is good. And it is.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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We bought the storm window option for our 2011 2902SS. None of the storm windows fit and Forest River refunded out money, with an apology. The instructions to install the storm windows were 1) remove window treatments and shades, 2) remove knob, 3) screw storm windows to window frame. After doing all that they still would not fit, the knob shaft would hit the window.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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It is hard to see the storm windows cause they are clear like glass
I put my hand on the storm window so you could see I couldnt touch the latches to open the windows

The storm window is a black frame with what I think is Clear Plexy glass attached to the black frame - havent called the factory as of yet cause got busy at work and forgot to look up the number to call
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also forgot to mention that overall I do love the camper - just not happy about the storm window option - figured I would be able to use the windows - live and learn i guess - since I am florida most do not order this option but I wanted to be prepared in case I ever go to the snow it will keep warm in the winter and cold in the summer
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Thanks for the photos. Are you able to get a 'breeze' with these double pane windows???

It is difficult to see in photos but looks like a sheet of plexi over the window.

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Thanks for the photos. Are you able to get a 'breeze' with these double pane windows???

It is difficult to see in photos but looks like a sheet of plexi over the window.

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nope not at all - you can't open the windows or get to the handles - the only way I can tell is to remove the black frame that the plexi glass pane is attached to - i will be calling the factory tommorow to see what my options are - I wished they had gave a brief description of what the option entails cause if I knew they were going to be this way I wouldnt have even bother ordering the storm windows

it is difficult to see in the pictures but my hand is on the plexi glass pane showing how I can't touch the handles to open the windows
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:26 PM   #12
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I bought the 2502s and considered the storm windows since I live in No, Georgia but held off figuring I could add them later if I need the.

When considering a TT I looked at the Heartland Edge and was in one with their storm windows. The fit on the outside and are bubbles shaped. The extend about 2 inches outside the trailer wall so you can open the normal windows that crank out and you can push them out at the bottom to let some air in on all windows. They don't block the functionality of the main windows but you can batten down the hatches if you so desire.

What your describing is really disappointing especially when the Rockwood Mini's really have some very nice features overall?

Good luck with the factory and I hope you get satisfaction and your money back.

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:58 AM   #13
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I bought the 2502s and considered the storm windows since I live in No, Georgia but held off figuring I could add them later if I need the.

When considering a TT I looked at the Heartland Edge and was in one with their storm windows. The fit on the outside and are bubbles shaped. The extend about 2 inches outside the trailer wall so you can open the normal windows that crank out and you can push them out at the bottom to let some air in on all windows. They don't block the functionality of the main windows but you can batten down the hatches if you so desire.

What your describing is really disappointing especially when the Rockwood Mini's really have some very nice features overall?

Good luck with the factory and I hope you get satisfaction and your money back.

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Thanks - I actually called the factory and asked if they got many complaints on the storm window option and was told no not really - I asked how to remove them and was told to just take the screws out around the frame - I will just remove them and put the screws back in and keep them for later use if i decide to re-use them. Oh well such as life - the dealer never ordered them so he couldnt explain to me what they intailed - now I have learned to call the factory for an explanation
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I had the same option when we ordered ours. Thought it would be good to have if we did any cold weather camping in other States. Turns out they were the same dumb design at the OP's.

Couldn't open any windows. I even had to remove the decorative box above a window to reach the screws.

I put the covers in a storage unit. A couple cracked (heat?) while in a storage. Threw all of them away a few months back.

Love the camper, but whoever was involved in the design of the storm windows should have been fired.
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I also purchased the storm windows on my 2011 2604. Simply stated - a waste of money. They prevent use of all windows except for the escape window in the bedroom and the one behind the stove. They are nothing more than a piece of 1/8 lexan with an aluminum frame that screws into the wall around the window frame.
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If I knew what they were before I ordered them I wouldnt have got them and saved my self $200 - Oh well live and learn I guess

Thanks for the info guys
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Yeah, I heard those storm windows are a real bitch. I will be interested to hear what FR does for you.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #18
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Yeah, I heard those storm windows are a real bitch. I will be interested to hear what FR does for you.
when I called them and told asked if they had many complaints on the storm windows I got no not really and then I asked how to remove them and he told me I just had to remove the screws around the frame and I decided to leave it at that since I couldnt find much info on the storm windows when I ordered them - If I knew what I know now I wouldnt have even bothered to get them
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What else you get?
I'm excited about ours, but we won't have it until the middle of May (our prep appointment isnt until May 14) but, hopefully in time for the long weekend.
I'm just trying to learn as much as possible between now and then.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:52 PM   #20
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I got these options
Oak Interior, Westport Interior and wood look floor covering (extra charged) instead of the squares

1- convenience package (consists of 13.5 BTU A/C, 22" LCD tv, Fantastic fan in Bathroom, 15 foot manual awning)
2 - 14” Tires with Double Step
3 - Electronically Controlled Heated Holding Tanks
4 - Storm windows
5 - Gas Oven

Water Filtration come standard and so does the heated queen bed as well unless you replaced the queen with the murphy bed option
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