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Old 01-10-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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I loath the side windows on our 2005 Thor (Four Winds) Hurricane

Ok it sounds like I never had a motorhome before! Not the case, we drowned our 2000 Winnebago in a "stream" in Oklahoma last April..long story, anyway far from home and no motorhome we bought this 2005 Hurricane. It seemed OK but we were sure in a pickle to replace the 2000 and get back on the road (would have bought anything) moral of story NEVER buy anything when your back is up against the wall.

We have had 3 other class A Motorhomes and the side windows were always the ones that slid, this Hurricane has these dinky little one arm things that won't stay up and only good to pass the money for the tolls.. HAS ANYONE EVER REPLACED THESE SIDE WINDOWS WITH THE BIG SLIDES? I was thinking if I could find a used (junk yard) window I could cut out the opening and put in a new bigger window.

Is this possible and what are the problems I can expect to face! I just want my hair to blow instead of my fingers to wave!
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:14 AM   #2
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Are your windows the "Frameless" style?. My opinion (mine only) is that these have been foisted on the RV public as "Better", when they likely are just a cost reduction. Obviously, I also prefer sliding windows

Maybe a window repair company like Suncoast designers might help https://suncoastdesigners.com/

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Ok it sounds like I never had a motorhome before! Not the case, we drowned our 2000 Winnebago in a "stream" in Oklahoma last April..long story, anyway far from home and no motorhome we bought this 2005 Hurricane. It seemed OK but we were sure in a pickle to replace the 2000 and get back on the road (would have bought anything) moral of story NEVER buy anything when your back is up against the wall.

We have had 3 other class A Motorhomes and the side windows were always the ones that slid, this Hurricane has these dinky little one arm things that won't stay up and only good to pass the money for the tolls.. HAS ANYONE EVER REPLACED THESE SIDE WINDOWS WITH THE BIG SLIDES? I was thinking if I could find a used (junk yard) window I could cut out the opening and put in a new bigger window.

Is this possible and what are the problems I can expect to face! I just want my hair to blow instead of my fingers to wave!
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Mine rolls down, or rather powers down and up! But then it's in a door!
Maybe post a picture and someone will have a good plan for you.
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