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Old 05-25-2015, 05:22 PM   #15
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I did a little DIY and now mine open up about 5-6 inches. There is a strip of plastic in the groove at the bottom edge of the window (the groove faces the ground) where the arm that extend the window slide - it stops the window from open. Use your needle nose plier to remove the plastic strips.

There's another way that involves drilling out the rivets that hold the crank hand wheel/knob but that's a lot more work as you have to re-rivet the hand wheel after you remove the plastic.

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Old 05-25-2015, 11:57 PM   #16
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I did a little DIY and now mine open up about 5-6 inches. There is a strip of plastic in the groove at the bottom edge of the window (the groove faces the ground) where the arm that extend the window slide - it stops the window from open. Use your needle nose plier to remove the plastic strips.

There's another way that involves drilling out the rivets that hold the crank hand wheel/knob but that's a lot more work as you have to re-rivet the hand wheel after you remove the plastic.

~ DIY full-time lady RVer :-)
Are you talking about the crank type windows or a slider type window?
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 AM   #17
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If it's hot I turn on the AC, if it's cold I turn on the heat. If I really want air I open the doors and turn on the fan. For everything else, the windows work just fine.
If you are dry camping, AC is not an option (unless you run a generator), the fantastic fans work, not like an open window though and again if you are dry camping.... Leave the doors open at night? In a tent with no sense of security, do it quite often, but for some reason leaving the doors open at night when we go to bed just doesn't feel right.

I like the fact that there are no black streaks to clean, nice in the rain, but the crank type like we have do not have enough ventilation for us. Replace them with larger sliders, that would provide more air flow.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:23 AM   #18
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Are you talking about the crank type windows or a slider type window?
Frameless windows crank out - hinged at the top; crank out the bottom.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:32 PM   #19
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I have done the trick above where you trim the plastic spacer. Really easy to do. We just had a thunderstorm last night here in Stanley Idaho, we had all the windows open with sheets of rain for a couple hours, was great to have the ability to do that. Wife commented how happy she was that we decided we were ok with the tilt windows when we bought the trailer.
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Good to know, thank you.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:23 PM   #21
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Our '14 has a combination of vertical sliders in three of the four slides and the frameless windows. To date I really haven't noticed a real lack of air circulation especially with the ceiling fan running and the entry door open. I wasn't sure that these were the best of window choices but so far they have worked out well - including being left open during a couple frog strangler rain storms we've had. Could they open a bit further - sure and sometime this summer will do the plastic limiting strip mod to at least some - oh and the two escape windows will open about 8", more if I want to lengthen the latch bar.
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I have them in my 2013 Aerolite tt which it give the RV a real clean / updated exterior look. My wife says she don't like them because she believes they let less fresh air in. My vote is that I like them. The d style the white gadget yellowed after the 2nd or 3rd year.
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We had frameless Hehr windows in our last 5th wheel and hated them - getting decent cross ventilation was nearly impossible, and yes they did open about 5" - 6".
We now have the traditional style windows again and love them, very comfortable even in warmer weather.
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There ya have it. They are awesome and they suck. Take your pick
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There ya have it. They are awesome and they suck. Take your pick
+1 ...so true
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