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Old 08-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Modern Windows in a '62 Overlander

I'm in the midst of a full shell on rebuild and am considering replacing all of my windows. The glass on all windows except for a few panes in the jalousies just to the forward end of the door is all fine, however I do expect to be using the trailer in some cooler climates. As such, I've been trying to see if it's doable to put newer double pane windows in place of the originals. I'd be happy to remove frames and start from scratch (as that's what I'm doing with almost everything else about the trailer) I'm just looking for some guidance and feedback on what others have done.

1) Would this require the full removal of the entire frame and everything and going with new?

2) Suggestions on where to find new windows? I'm thinking that I really like the looks of Seitz windows (made by Dometic) however I have a feeling that the price is going to be ridiculous.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm in the midst of a full shell on rebuild and am considering replacing all of windows...

2) Suggestions on where to find new windows? I'm thinking that I really like the looks of Seitz windows (made by Dometic) however I have a feeling that the price is going to be ridiculous.

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I think it's going to be tough to find newly built windows that will match the curve of the shell. The old stuff isn't too difficult to rebuild and have in a useable condition. They are really nice for airflow since they crank open 90 degrees
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What about just replacing the window screens with glass, aka storm windows? Old school double pane
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What about just replacing the window screens with glass, aka storm windows? Old school double pane
Ohh that's a good idea! Arent Modern windows are still single pane?

. I don't think new windows will help insulate more than old. Storm windows are supposed to provide more R value than double pane.
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Double pane windows

Actually double pane newer style windows usually have an inert gas in the space between the two panes of glass that helps with insulating value and also Low E treatment available to help with UV infiltration. I don't know if the frames will work on the curved sides of a '62 vintage trailer but if it could be done I would bet Colin H. here would know. That's who I would ask..... Ed
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Upon further inspection of all of my windows, they're all straight flat glass. I can't seem to find any sort of curve in either the glass or the frames. The straight frames do look a little out of place compared to the curved walls surrounding them, however it's something I am okay with.

I'd really like to stay away from storm windows as opening and closing the windows for ventilation is a huge plus. The Seitz windows that I've seen also come with built in screens and often blinds as well, so that takes care of needing to come up with some flavor of window treatments.

I do agree that i could just get some new window hardware (cranks, latches, and screens) but the existing cranks are really rickety-feeling, and I have a feeling that even with new ones, the whole assembly would still feel sub-par.

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