When choosing new travel trailer windows, there are certain factors you need to take into consideration.
It is important to go for a heat fusion welded frame so as to enjoy the superior structural strength which is bound to prevent any potential leakages at the corners. It is also recommended that you get a window which has an appropriate weep system which will channel water to the outside of the window, this also allows for minimum dust infiltration. If you have gliding windows then make sure that the block and tackle balance accordingly so as to ensure that the operating sash does glide effortlessly.
When shopping for a replacement window for a travel trailer, always remember that the sizes quoted are usually the cut out opening sizes and are not the actual window sizes, it is therefore important to measure your window opening accordingly and then choose a window of appropriate size.
Travel Trailer Windows – Recommendations
Here are some examples of travel trailer windows which are readily available in the market.
1) Product Name: 9 by 20 UVEX Panel (Rectangular)
Price: $ 14.35
Details: this window is the preferred choice for many trailer builders because it is weather and impact resistant and is therefore more long lasting and durable. It does come in attractive smoke color which is ideal in shielding the interior of the trailer from the sun while still allowing some ample light to come through. It also allows users to have an open view of the outdoors. For these rectangular windows it is recommended that one uses 1923-12 trim as a frame for installation purposes.
2) Product Name: UVEX Windows 9 by 20 Radius Panel (Oval)
Price: $ 15.26
Details: basic sleek, two channeled extrusion frame, for easy installation one can use the standard automotive h-channel lock rubber gasket. These windows are available in a variety of choices from rear to front or front to rear sliding glass configuration. It is worth mentioning that this particular window does not come with a screen. The windows are manufactures using some high quality automotive powder coated aluminum extrusion. They come in either clear or tinted smoke color tint solid tempered safety glass.
3) Product Name: 16 by 14 Teardrop Trailer Horizontal Window with Tinted glass
Price: $ 71.95
Details: they come with a beautiful black frame and tinted glass with radius corners. These windows give the travel trailer a modern look. The cut out on the windows does measure approximately 16.25 inches wide and 14.25 inches tall whereas the outside trim measurements measure around 15.25 inches in height and the 17 3/16 inches wide. These windows come with an interior trim ring. The frame is made of anodized clear, or anodized black or even a selection of powder coat colors. The glass tint can either be clear, solar grey, Solex, Bronze or Dark Grey. The windows are quite durable and are bound to give you a trouble free installation as well as operation.
4) Product Name: 12” Round Aluminum Porthole Window with Tinted Glass
Price: $ 59.00
Details: this round window does have many uses. It is a non-opening, transportation window. Multiple combinations of tints and glass are available, it is also important to note that the all the glass used is approved safety glazing and all the exposed glass edges have a satin crowned edge. The inside clamp ring is available for a wide variety of wall thickness, it is important though for the buyer to allow for compression of the flange seal when ordering for the window. It is also important to ensure that the rough hole opening size does exceed the window call out size by 3/8 in both width and height. It is possible to get double sealed windows which help in reducing instances of thermal transfer.
5) Product Name: 18 by 15 Crank Out Window with Full Screen Clear Glass
Price: $ 56.00
Details: it has square corners and the cut out measurements are 17 7/8 by 14 1/2 inches: the outside measurements are 19.5 inches wide and 16.5 inches in height. It has a multi-chambered frame which improves the sound and thermal insulating values. The stylish design and the sleek slight lines are bound to enhance the beauty of any travel trailer. They have a very fresh, neat and clean appearance which is bound to brighten any room.