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Old 04-06-2015, 11:52 AM   #15
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Just paid a bunch of $s to have my coach windows upgraded to frameless windows. Had them for about a month. No water on top of the window. No leaks. Like the way the windows work. One can open the window with rain or wind and there is no problem. The view is much better than with the slide windows. The view is clear, no screen, the entire width of the window. For me, the $s were well spent.
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...The view is clear, no screen, the entire width of the window. For me, the $s were well spent.
I haven't actually seen the new frameless windows in a new RV yet. If no screen, how do you keep the bugs from coming in when the window is swung out?

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NLOVNIT - On the larger windows the screen is at the bottom of the window as that is what opens so the entire top is screenless. The smaller windows though are not this way as the whole window opens so the screen covers the entire window just like the older windows.
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Thanks, GoldWing2003! That makes sense now. I kinda want to go see how these new windows work, but I'm afraid if I show up at my dealer to look at their new inventory I take the chance of finding a new coach I want.

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Just to add a bit more information. The screen less portion of the window depends on the size of the opening and what window is available for that size. Also, regardless of size the emergency exit windows are screen less top to bottom.
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Our ACE has the frameless windows that pivot outward from the bottom.
Question I have, does anyone drive with theirs open? I am wondering if the puny little arms are strong enough to hold them in place. Or am I asking for problems?
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EricGT we have them in our MH and have driven with them open but I believe they say you shouldn't drive with them open.
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I have only 1 window similar to what everyone is describing as the frameless windows - ours is called a jalousie window (aka louver window) & it hinges out in the middle of the frame. I would not travel with it open. The hinges on ours are pretty substantial but I wouldn't want to be motoring at highway speeds with it open. I'm sure the buffeting wind puts stress on it.

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I have only 1 window similar to what everyone is describing as the frameless windows - ours is called a jalousie window (aka louver window) & it hinges out in the middle of the frame. I would not travel with it open. The hinges on ours are pretty substantial but I wouldn't want to be motoring at highway speeds with it open. I'm sure the buffeting wind puts stress on it.

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Jalousies are a completely different breed of cat. I had the multi lovered ones in an old TT I once had and hated them for the same reason I hate the one in the back door of my mobile home; they leak air, and sometimes rain, horribly. Technically, frameless windows do have frames; the frames are flush mounted and are hidden by the glass so they appear to be frameless. Here are some examples of frameless RV windows:







These are the kind of windows normally associated with the term jalousie (note that they do have visible frames). Many have more than one or two louvers:




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Thanks, LadyFitz. They appear sleek, but I can see having a whole RV full of them they do seem to limit the amount of airflow as they don't seem to open very far vs the old slide windows that can be fully slid aside. They seem to be new in the past couple years, only time will tell how they hold up to water infiltration vs the old rubber framed ones.

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