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Old 02-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #127
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Great! One last tip. Use a new blade so you know it is not bent. You should not have any problems with the blade bending, because the fiber glass is only the thickness of a cardboard backing of a writing tablet.

you will be cutting through 1/8" fiberglass, 1/8" luan,1 1/4" foam, and 1/4" plywood ( the inner wall) If you go slowly and don't force it , blade bending should not be a problem. The reason the blades bend in 2/4"s is the blade tries to follow the wood grain. You won"t have that problem.
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Thanks to all for the input and advice. But the pup window installation did not happen and is not going to happen.


While up measuring the spot in the coach, I sat the window down in the slot and realize the pups are never gonna go get down on the floor to look out that window when they are up on the chair, the sofa, and the dash. They have about a 1' viewpoint with the window out and why would they ever go look out that small 'portal' What an idiot I am.

Additionally, the cutout in the motorhome wall became too much for my meager talents and had something gone wrong, what would it have been for.

Lastly, I have a cousin with a Tiffin that has that window, their pups never look out the portal, are always looking out the big windows....duh!

So all this time effort, and yes, soap opera drama for nothing.

I am returning the window to Tiffin today.

Thanks for all the advice folks, maybe something here will help someone.

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Wow, what a letdown. Well, at least the thread kept us entertained for a while, Kent!
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That's too bad Kent, I know you really wanted it to work. I give you credit for thinking outside the box ( window ). I'll await your next project
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Great! One last tip. Use a new blade so you know it is not bent. You should not have any problems with the blade bending, because the fiber glass is only the thickness of a cardboard backing of a writing tablet.
Sure it will. You hammer the end of a blade against fiberglass, and it's going to bend. If you're sawing away in anything but a cardboard packing box and the blade comes out of the grove or slot and hammers a stronger material, it's gonna bend.

Cliff, Kent still has to have his anti-sway bar bushings replaced (another thread).



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That's too bad Kent, I know you really wanted it to work. I give you credit for thinking outside the box ( window ). I'll await your next project
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Thanks Cliff.

Yes, Dunner is right, another project, the rear bushings for the sway bars, but Whem2fish is on top of that one.

Sarah, I know, I hear you....well, on to the next melodrama, oops, I mean project...!

I am having the new fender skirt painted that I ordered to replace the street side front skirt. Not too much entertainment there though.

It looks like I may have a window for sale! It cost 50.00 to ship that window from the factory....

Anybody want to buy the window unit?
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Just give me a ring will take longer to get tool out than do the work
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Ok, will do. Thanks Dave!
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Sure it will. You hammer the end of a blade against fiberglass, and it's going to bend. If you're sawing away in anything but a cardboard packing box and the blade comes out of the grove or slot and hammers a stronger material, it's gonna bend.

Cliff, Kent still has to have his anti-sway bar bushings replaced (another thread).
Where did that come from Dunner? I never said a blade can't be bent. I have cut through many motorhome walls. The average wall thickness is about 2 and 1/4 inches. I never bent or broke a blade as long as I drilled a hole to start the cut and had a hole drilled at each corner for the radius.
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Experience. If you don't use a long enough blade, it can come out of the inner hole/pipe and bend.



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