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Old 01-08-2011, 12:31 PM   #21
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Boatdoc:

If you scroll down to #283 in the thread youíll see that I quickly stopped musing about having an operating window in the door. That is, of course, unnecessary.

Your 1973 - 26 footer might be a little different than my 76 - 24 footer but the window I used is the one for the galley, directly across from the front door.

Itís about 16 x 20 glass size.

A window from that place on the wall will almost exactly meet the curves, in both directions, of the door across the trailer.

A picture being worth 1000 words - and since itís a bright, sunny day here in Lafayette, Louisiana where I am now - here are some photos, which I hope, will answer your questions. If you need more clarification just ask.

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I fixed the window in the closed position in the simplest possible way, using two beefy stainless screws and painting everything out to match the trailer paint scheme.


On page 48 of my main thread, post #659, you can see photos of the Railside shade I used on the window.

I hope this helps.

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:46 AM   #22
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boatdoc, I think you should go all out and build a window-in-a-door-in-a-door.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:20 AM   #23
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Could you just put in one of those small peep holes that are on our doors at home?
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #24
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Rawfoodgirl, I think many of us feel that the window-less doors on some of these older trailers make us feel as if we are entering a jail cell or storage room.

A peep hole doesn't change that feeling.



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Old 01-09-2011, 02:25 PM   #25
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:51 PM   #26
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It's a commonly available big box dead bolt set.

Information on my main thread here:

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It's a commonly available big box dead bolt set.

Information on my main thread here:

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I like it. How'd you treat the jamb? Drill a hole? Build a plate?

It makes a door flying off going down the freeway less likely.

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #28
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Gary,

We just cut a rectangular opening in the jamb, like the one for your present door handle, and used the striker plate that came with the lock set.

Use 4 stainless steel screws.

The plate is more or less like the one you have now. You'll just have two plates and lock sets - and double the protection against the door flying open.

I also never use the flimsy key and lock on the Bargman; I only use the Wiser one.

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boatdoc, I think you should go all out and build a window-in-a-door-in-a-door.
Newroswel: Really like your porthole window. I have 64 GT w/door-in-door, and would like to do the same. Would you care to share details?
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Gary,

We just cut a rectangular opening in the jamb, like the one for your present door handle, and used the striker plate that came with the lock set.

Use 4 stainless steel screws.

The plate is more or less like the one you have now. You'll just have two plates and lock sets - and double the protection against the door flying open.

I also never use the flimsy key and lock on the Bargman; I only use the Wiser one.

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Way cool! Thanks!

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Newroswel: Really like your porthole window. I have 64 GT w/door-in-door, and would like to do the same. Would you care to share details?
Unfortunately, that is not my beauty. We took that picture and several hundred others at one of the many vintage trailer rally's we've been to. Sorry I don't have any details of the owner.
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boatdoc, I think you should go all out and build a window-in-a-door-in-a-door.
Hi newroswell;
Where did you get the barn door hinges for a door in a door? "Boatdoc"
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Could you just put in one of those small peep holes that are on our doors at home?
Hi Rawfoodgirl;
A Sergei explained, it is mostly about the daylight and ability to see outside. The standard peephole viewer would not work as the screen door would not let you get close enough to the eyepiece to see. There is one available on the market in 2.3/8" diameter that will allow you to see few feet away from the viewer, I believe it is at 235 degree of view. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Rawfoodgirl, I think many of us feel that the window-less doors on some of these older trailers make us feel as if we are entering a jail cell or storage room.

A peep hole doesn't change that feeling.



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Hi Sergei;
Boy am I thankful for your input on my window in a door idea. I have called back Ryan at RVRewive in Iowa and change the order from vista window to galley window. Your job looks fantastic and it is exactly what I need. Pics, when available. Thanks Sergei, "Boatdoc"
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