When one of our RV's windows fogged over, we considered an OEM replacement, or fixing it ourselves with a DIY repair kit. But we found out about a great company that makes custom RV windows.
Our friends Chris & Cherie of Technomadia did an extensive renovation of their classic GM bus last year. Their new windows were custom-built by Peninsula Glass in Vancouver, WA, and they are absolutely beautiful. So we decided to look into that option, too.
We needed to figure out how to reseal RV windows out of necessity. When we bought our trailer we had roof leaks and most of our windows were leaking. These window leaks were caused by shoddy materials used at the factory (foam weather seal tape) and lack of maintenance.
The first few windows we resealed were the ones we removed to rebuild the rear walls. This is where we made our mistakes and figured out what works. Our two most important lessons learned was to use extra butyl t...
Jack Mayer shows us the components to consider when heating your RV. It isn't just R Value that matters. Jack explains about the air infiltration with various window and slide seal systems. For more information about RV design and considerations, see Jack's website at http://www.jackdanmayer.com/
Living in an RV sometimes lacks a bit of privacy because of the thinness of the vehicle and always being near a window. Gain more privacy to your RV life as well as reduce solar heat and UV rays by tinting your RV windows.
Along with posting questions, answers and partaking on the RV living community at http://www.pippenings.com you can now read and comment on my personal blog which will features posts and topics ranging from RV DIY renovations to RV living to more Pippenings :) Join me th...
Today, we finally get to show you our RV window seal replacement and installation! If you missed the videos on how we removed the window or what our process was to reseal the windows, check out the two video links below!
Removing the window: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkv4GSz3kGo
Resealing the exterior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFjZedCDbPI
Here are the the 7 easy steps we took to create a water-tight seal around our window and stop the damaging leaks:<...
Winter in Idaho Falls is in full swing with temperatures dipping down below zero. We have done several winter modifications, however the window insulation is probably hands down the number one must do. The amount of breeze that comes from the windows and the amount of heat you will loose it is essential to do some kind of window treatment. Check out the video if you are in need of some extra insulation.
Learn about RV windows from Dometic, including the C5 frameless window
that features an innovative shade/screen design. The S7 Series has an
aluminum frame with a flush look. Acrylic windows do not leak or transfer
The Wynn's share their easy to follow tips on how to use the Emergency Exit Windows on their Fleetwood Excursion. In this RV Quick Tip video the Wynn's cover:
- How to properly operate an emergency exit window
Watch the entire Quick Tips with the Wynn's series at http://www.fleetwoodrv.com/owners/quicktips.asp
Follow the Wynn's Adventures at http://www.gonewiththewynns.com
The temps are cooling down and that means there's more need to keep your RV motor homes warm. Here are a few tips to help keep the heat in and the cold out, and vice versa during the summer time.
Along with posting questions, answers and partaking on the RV living community at http://www.pippenings.com you can now read and comment on my personal blog which will features posts and topics ranging from RV DIY renovations to RV living to more Pippenings :) Join me there and be sure to g...
7 min video on how to fix your crank out RV window when the rollers pop out of the track and replace the rivets with bolts to make the fix a lot easier. If you have a question, comment, or better technique, please post a comment so the next viewer can benefit!
Here's a simple solution if water is leaking INTO your RV walls through the windows. Before you try a drastic measure like removing the window and resealing it, watch this video first. Check the seals around the outside.
In this installment of 3TAILSRV we continue our series on the simplest and easiest ways to beat the heat in your RV. Sit back and follow along as we complete yet another RV DIY project by adding Gila window tint to our RV.