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Old 04-09-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question Any Ideas for a vent or window???

Hi all;

Just cleaning the inside of the bathroom today - and thought we desperately need some type of vent or window for both light and ventilation - short of having the door wide open. When the door is closed it is pitch black - could double as a photo dark room. - there is a light but who wants to turn it on all the time - especially if we are going to be boondocking a lot - must save energy!

Here is a picture of the back - the bathroom area is outlined.

What would you suggest that would look astetically Okay. We are limited to some type of side window/vent as the roof flat is not in the bathroom and I think if we put something half way on the roof it would look silly.

Are there any small sliding windows available that would look the part?? Something similar to that what you get in a boat. what about a unique porthole style window - we have them in our cuddy - they could easily be trimed with Aluminum???

Any suggestions would be welcome....

For those who don't know it is a 21' GlobeTrotter 69 with a rear wet bath - (toilet, sink, shower all in one)
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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I have seen fantastic fans with the solar domes used in bathrooms, They will allow light and can be used for superior ventilation as well. You would want it as far up on the roof as possible, but I have seen them mounted 4-5 feet off the centerline and they look fine. It would require a 14 X 14 hole.

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Old 04-10-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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If you absolutely must cut holes in the rear quarter, the Fantastic Vent fan sounds like the best solution. I can't imagine that a window of any sort would fit the curves.

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Old 04-10-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Thinking outside the box...

Why not cut a porthole in the interior door?

You could use some sort of obscure or stained glass in the opening to still have privacy and you would get borrowed light from the large rear window. You would also preserve the exterior and avoid an additional opportunity for leaks...

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Old 04-10-2004, 10:29 PM   #5
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Hi Shari

What a great idea - that is thinking outside the box.

Could also cut out and install a little aluminum grill vent to the inside as well for ventilation and just make sure the ceiling fan is on - is happens to be right outside the door.

Will look into that idea more closely.....thanks.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:49 AM   #6
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Look to the present CCDs

The 22' CCD has a racetrack-shaped, frosted glass window in the bathroom door. It has a metal trim on the outside and a nice plastic trim ring on the inside. You can download the parts manual for the 2003 International and look up the part numbers. Any Airstream dealer can order the parts.

The International AS had the same layout, but did not have the window in the door; I know of at least one forum member who ordered the CCD window through a dealer and installed it in his International AS. i was considering doing the same, but I traded the AS for my present Classic. Come to think of it, the window would work in the sliding door in my Classic, as well. Hmmmmmm!

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