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Old 11-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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I own a 2012 king aire and would love to have a small window installed above the kitchen sink area. Has anyone done this as a retro fit? , from a dealership? I know if a person is ordering a new one from factory they will install one for you. Just wondering

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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With a King Aire, I would trust no one but the factory.

Why don't you give them a call?

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Originally Posted by Treelog View Post
I own a 2012 king aire and would love to have a small window installed above the kitchen sink area. Has anyone done this as a retro fit? , from a dealership? I know if a person is ordering a new one from factory they will install one for you. Just wondering
When we had our Essex re-sided a year ago at the factory, I had them take out two windows on each of the front slides and install one big one on each slide. Since we had to have new valances made, we had them make nicer less bulky valances so they don't block the view and light like the originals.

Since they did it when the sides were off it was easier, however it was still pricey as they had to recreate the frame around the new window.

With yours there will most probably be painiting involved which will be an costly proposition.

We are so glad we did it, even with the cost involved. It makes such a difference inside the coach on light an openness.

Contact Ken Miller in service and he can give you the pros, cons, and costs.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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When we where at the factory service center last summer we watched as they added a large window in the rear of a Canyon Star. This was done with such precision no paint work was required. We could not tell it wasn't done during production and the owner was very pleased with the work. IMHO the factory service center would be the only place I would have this done at.

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Hi! We have had a window built in both our '09 and our current '12 King Aire. I can send you pics if you like. The problem is the only way it would fit height wise is we elimanted the little ledge that is under the corian that wraps aroud the counter. The ledge is still there, but not with the smaller in width piece under it. That may be the hard part. They will have to cut your backsplash. In our '09 they put in a small venetion shade over it. For the '12 the actually put in a motorized shade, with the switch under the top cabinets. My wife will not own a coach without the window. We had one built in our '07 Mountain Aire also. I agree with the other post and would only trust Newmar to retrofit. Regards, Paul
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Newmar builds the aluminum framework to surround all openings, unlike the laminated walls that other, cheaper rigs use. To install a window the Newmar way would require removing the sidewall and welding in the new framework. Not cheap or easy to do!.

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