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Old 09-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Frameless windows ??

I've been offered the option of adding " frameless windows " to my Ventana currently on order. Newmars website doesn't have decent pics.
What is your opinion ?. From what I have seen, these windows have small opening vents across the bottom in lieu of the full sliders ?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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Basically right, not sure I like them. I thought the DSDP comes with them standard in 2014?

Guess not from the posts below.

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Old 09-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Hi britcon,
You are correct on how they open. First thing is they look cool and neat compared to the framed windows. Next the way they open may allow you to have the windows open when it is raining. Lastly, the windows need no drip channel and pathway for water to exit the frame channel. This cuts down on wind noise and bug entry point.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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Hi britcon,

I have them on my Dutch Star. They were an $1100 option, and I agree with GaryKD, they look awesome. I like not having the rubber all around the windows. I like the dark tinting. I like how quiet they are and most importantly, they look awesome. The downside, is that they do have smaller windows that open, but we haven't noticed much difference in air movement and in the bedroom slide, there are the regular windows that slide open.

I think it is a great option.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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I like how they look on the outside, not sure I like how they open. An open flap just doesn't give the same open feel as a slider. I read on one of the threads that a frameless emergency exit window dropped out by accident and of course shattered on the ground.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Remember getting my fogged windows re-juvenated in Hudson, Fl, last April

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I noticed a bunch of these 'frameless' windows on many 5th wheels and MHs in the yard.....(no Newmars)....talked with the Tech and he told me it took them 3 days to repair (instead of the usual 1 day) and that they were getting most of their business from them Actually some owners told me they were on site for a week

I have not seen any Newmars (yet) with same problems
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #7
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If it were me I would probably go with the frameless since it would make your coach appear newer since it seems that is the direction newer units seem to be going. I do like the appearance of them also.
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I've been twice to Suncoast for frameless window repair on my '09 Essex because of fogging. They do cost more and take longer to repair. But we like the look of the frameless design. I will also say that none of the windows Suncoast have repaired have fogged again. They're very good at what they do.

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