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Frameless Windows


I saw a comment on a blog about not wanting Frameless Windows.  Is there a negative to them that I am unaware of?

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Some just don't like the look. They perform as well as the framed ones ... IMO.

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I have heard no complaints from those I know with them.

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Had Kinro (Lippert) frameless in my past RV. THey leaked at the window seams when it rained. Had most replaced under warranty.....new ones leaked as well. Eventually just duct taped the seams to keep rain out. Current RV also has frameless ( not Kinro) and dry so far.

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We love ours! Granted they don't open quite as far as the old standard windows but we stay in Texas for much of the year. where its hot and humid, so on the three days a year that the weather cooperates, we can choose to open the windows. 



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Had a lengthy conversation with a journeyman glazier (glass professional) who was also an RVer. He said he would never own an RV with frameless windows. He said that, if you boondock, the edges will catch small tree limbs and brush and possibly break. He said they are also prone to shattering and are dangerous if they do so. I've never owned them - just passing along what a knowledgeable person said.

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Our opinion is that we wanted maximum airflow and exposure to the outside when using our trailer...based on the weather of course. For example our trailer has a huge rear window and with our framed windows we can open it to about 40 - 45%. Not only does this give us great airflow but also a nice view. It's pretty much ditto with all the other windows in our trailer. We have never owned a trailer with frameless windows. Those that we have been in seemed to limit the amount of airflow and view. Our conversations with the owners confirmed that.
Different people have different taste and needs. Some folks can live with their blinds rarely opened and the A/C or heat on most all the time. We just happen to like the outdoor feel to it.


...and don't even get me started about those trailers that have graphics on their windows!

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Our rig has both. I don't disagree that the frameless windows open less than the frame type, but there is no difference in the "view" offered by each. For us that isn't a big deal as our windows are primarily "air intakes" for the Maxxair fans (two of them) for those days when that is appropriate. Our "most often used configuration" is windows closed, air-conditioning on. When the weather is nice ... we are "sit outside under the awning" types. When the heat is too much we revert to the "most often used configuration". If the heat is needed, we are lost and need to move.



-- Edited by RonC on Saturday 24th of June 2017 10:34:28 AM

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The silks look great. Had them once and the problem I had was when it rained the little holes in the silk( a sticker actually) would obscure the view. After about three years the heat and weather made the edges peel up, get brittle and break off.

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frameless astatically speaking are far beyond good looking to the frame look
as far as opening less? I never open mine and when I do its like 3-6 inches
as far as branches etc grabbing and breaking etc / pure bunk

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hostage wrote:

frameless astatically speaking are far beyond good looking to the frame look
as far as opening less? I never open mine and when I do its like 3-6 inches
as far as branches etc grabbing and breaking etc / pure bunk


 ? ... is that "esthetically" ...  



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RonC wrote:
hostage wrote:

frameless astatically speaking are far beyond good looking to the frame look
as far as opening less? I never open mine and when I do its like 3-6 inches
as far as branches etc grabbing and breaking etc / pure bunk


 ? ... is that "esthetically" ...  


 must be eh ? your perception is amazing biggrin



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Thanks ... you're too kind ... eh.

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