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Old 07-20-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Do you like your vista views? Too hot?

Hello again-this is an add on to my post about adding windows.

In general, do you like your vista view windows? They do add great light but I'm concerned about HEAT. We are in California and it's all about heat here a lot of the year, especially during our Sacramento summers. I have to keep the shade over my car sunroof most of the time.

I'm considering trying to add vista views but am concerned I'll end up with the shades pulled most of the time, negating the view part and adding negligible light into the trailer during the day.

Any input is appreciated!
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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I do not like ours much because they leak. And they are hard to caulk effectively. They leak between the glass and the frame. They do let in good light. I personally would not add them to a trailer. Ours have a built in sliding cover to block them off.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:04 AM   #3
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I like the fact they let in light and people can't see in them. I have not had problems with leaks on mine since I repaired them. As far as the heat I put a piece of reflectix material in mine between the shade and the glass when we store it.

To me they are also one of the things that sets and Airstream apart.

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I do not like ours much because they leak. And they are hard to caulk effectively. They leak between the glass and the frame. They do let in good light. I personally would not add them to a trailer. Ours have a built in sliding cover to block them off.

I agree. I would rather not have ours.
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