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Old 09-25-2016, 09:54 PM   #1
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Whasup With the Windows on New MH's

Our first 2 MHs had/have sliding windows with sliding screens. The new MHs have a dial at the bottom and the window opens about 3 inches. I hate it. My wife hates it. My dawg hates it. Is this the bean counters saving money?

We use the windows as a pass thru for when I'm cooking outside and my wife hands me stuff thru the window, and I hand stuff back at her. And lots of other things. This annoys me in the new designs. Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Mcfly? I call BS!
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So don't buy one. The supposed main feature is that you can open them in the rain and don't have to be reputtied / calked.
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So don't buy one.
Great response. Thanx for the feedback.
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We didn't like them and bought rig with the "old style" sliding windows. They are MORE expensive than the sliding ones.
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I would gladly pay extra for the sliding windows. Unfortunately, it isn't an option on what we've looked at. Kind of sad, actually. I really don't see why they've done that.
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I suspect they don't let as much air flow either. And I've read about a lot of leak issues with the "frameless" windows too.

I am in agreement with the OP. Sometimes the "old" style doesn't need to be "fixed."
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the newer style 'frameless' windows are more about the style and look than functionality, - you have to close them while driving, but I DO like that you can leave them open when parked and not worry about rain : )

BUT, our two front driver and passenger side windows are frameless SLIDER windows, which gives MUCH MORE air flow, especially when driving, and have slider screens in case you want even MORE air flow...
BUT, they require you to close them when it rains : /

I like both, and both serve a good purpose on their own
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Blackout shades

I understand the gripes about frameless windows on newer RVs, but what is with installing black shades?
To me they make the interior appear like a mushroom cave, and me thinks they absorb more sunlight than lighter shades would so the coach heats up and necessitates running the ACs longer.
Any thoughts on this?
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You purchased what you purchased, you can't change that. One can either accept or reject a design. But to your problem, you may be able to replace the window with a like size that does what you wish. We have two of those Windows in the bedroom and like them as we can have fresh air ventilation in any weather.

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Our first 2 MHs had/have sliding windows with sliding screens. The new MHs have a dial at the bottom and the window opens about 3 inches. I hate it. My wife hates it. My dawg hates it. Is this the bean counters saving money?

We use the windows as a pass thru for when I'm cooking outside and my wife hands me stuff thru the window, and I hand stuff back at her. And lots of other things. This annoys me in the new designs. Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Mcfly? I call BS!

If enough people do not purchase they will get the message a redesign with big and better windows
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Tiffen makes there own windows and they came up with a design that looks like frameless but its not. I think they have a mix of slider and jalousie type.
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As absurd as it might seem, there are 2 reasons we've decided not to purchase the CS3710. One of them is because of the window design. Like everyone here keeps saying, spend your money on what you want, not what they got. Or something like that.
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are double pane an option for new windows?? i really like the sliders in my new one..and double pane..and Big and TALL
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No option for that. I read the entire list of options. It's not that big of a deal. We'll wait a year and see what comes out.
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