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Old 03-19-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Rear Window?

no, not the movie... I am researching the MH I would like to get in a few years, and I was at a showroom a few weeks ago. Saw one rig which had a rear window. So the bedroom had windows on three sides, providing nice cross ventilation, and, in a pinch, I suppose that window could help a little with backing up.

Does anyone know of any motorhomes with rear windows? I've been looking a lot, and you never see them. Why is that?
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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If bedroom is in the rear a rear window might provide:

Too much light in the early am.
More noise and outside temp than insulated fiberglass
Less wall space for storage or closet.

nice views while you are sleeping?

zero assist for backing rig.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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Speaking for pre-owned coaches, you will usually find gas powered coaches are more apt to have rear windows. Typically diesel powered coaches do not. I suppose because the engine is in the rear although, I don't know why that should be. I had always preferred a rear window, because it offers one more view. However our current coach is a diesel and has no rear window. I miss it, but other features of this coach make up for it.

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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We have a Monaco Knight with a rear window and love it! I can go to the bedroom while Steve is wathcing tv and not feel closed in. Light and noise has not been a problem.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #5
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We had a Winnie Adventurer with a rear window and the kids loved it. They still wish we had the "W"
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If bedroom is in the rear a rear window might provide: Too much light in the early am. More noise and outside temp than insulated fiberglass Less wall space for storage or closet. nice views while you are sleeping? zero assist for backing rig.
I can't second this enough! I loathe the rear window in our rig! Plus the silly blinds that rattle around all night!
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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We had a rear window in our Class C, right above the head of the bed. It was always cold, blinds rattled and it often interfered with pillows banging the blinds. I guess it would be okay if the bed was side to side.
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Our Dolphin LX has a rear window, plenty of closet space and a slide out containing the bed with a window over the bed. None of these interferes with one another and frankly we do not give the rear window much thought. I like the fact that we can pull the blind up and get some light in there. We leave the day time shade down for filtered light. I also have a cover such as you would put on the windshield for the rear window so folks cannot see in during the day.

Cross ventilation does not occur because the rear window does not open.

All in all we would rather have it than not.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #9
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Winnebago Adventurer 38Q, Sightseer 35G, and Vista 31KE all have rear windows. These models were introduced in 2013/2014, so maybe you're not the only one interested in them!
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I had a 2003 HR 37pct with a rear window the wife loved the view.
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