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adamis

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Posted: 05/16/22 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of the many future projects on the Bigfoot is to redo the windows. I have the older window style where the double pane window seal is pulled towards the center of the window. They are also looking quite aged and time for a refresh.

One of the things I have contemplated doing was to make the dinette window larger by maybe 2 or 3" in height. It seems like this window could have been larger to begin with and in my opinion should have.

Has anyone else contemplated such an upgrade?


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BurbMan

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Posted: 05/17/22 07:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's hard to do without knowing what's above that window. In theory you can just cut the hole bigger and slip a new piece of framing into where you made the opening wider and just install a larger window. Wood framing like I had on the Lance wasn't bad, but if the frame is aluminum tube it's a whole lot more difficult.

The challenge is that there may be blocking for frame strength above the window, or 12v/120v wiring can be running above that window. If you run into that, then the whole job just got messy.

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