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Old 12-17-2017, 07:27 AM   #1
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sliding windows vs awning ?

sliding windows vs awning ?

Does anyone prefer the sliders over the awnings ?

I would think only 1/2 the slider window would be screened(maybe someone could confirm That?)This seems like it would be easier to see out of and let in more air.
I know the awning windows are thermal and have the advantages to be open in rain.
For you owners that have had both what our your thoughts?
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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sliding windows vs awning ?

Does anyone prefer the sliders over the awnings ?

I would think only 1/2 the slider window would be screened(maybe someone could confirm That?)This seems like it would be easier to see out of and let in more air.
I know the awning windows are thermal and have the advantages to be open in rain.
For you owners that have had both what our your thoughts?
All the windows are screened, whether they are awning style or slider style. The only exception is the front uninsulated non-opening window with the rock guard. Definitely get the frameless awning style windows imho. Good airflow by all accounts, and they can be left open in the rain. Plus, they just look better.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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sliding windows vs awning ?

We’ve had both the sliders (thermal on our former 17) and awning (thermal on our new 19). I much prefer the awning windows. They don’t ooze sealant when it gets hot, work better in the rain, and aesthetically are the bomb. But we do miss the big slider on passenger side rear from the 17. It provided superior airflow to the awning style, and you could stick your whole head and shoulders out or pass things through the window, which was occasionally useful. The vast majority of the time the airflow thing is a nonissue, but we did miss the big slider in one particular set of hot circumstances in August, souring the spouse’s taste for the new rig. One other minor point, the door when fully opened will contact the passenger side front awning window (if open), which makes it generally unusable for us, as we like to leave the door and windows open with screens in hot weather and we don’t want to risk accidental damage, so that window is rarely opened. Oh, and the opening rear awning windows are a tremendous improvement over the fixed rear window with the slider window package!
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:37 AM   #4
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had sliders in our Casita and we LOVE the thermal awnings in our escape

sooooo nice to have open in light rain, or to not worry about rain.

no divider blocking the glass (visually) as there is on the slider

look great

work great

plenty of air in and out, and we often camp in so cal desert!

highly recommended.

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:48 AM   #5
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ETI isn’t offering sliders any longer from what I’ve read so more a question of buying a New Gen with awning windows or used Classic if one wants sliders.
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ETI isn’t offering sliders any longer from what I’ve read so more a question of buying a New Gen with awning windows or used Classic if one wants sliders.
That is what I thought.

We had an awning window installed at the kitchen (the one that I think is in some Classic 19's) in our Classic 21' so that we could have it open in rain. Also keep the bath window open at night along with the vents. Those two windows and vents work well.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #7
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ETI isn’t offering sliders any longer from what I’ve read so more a question of buying a New Gen with awning windows or used Classic if one wants sliders.
The stock windows are single pane sliders. if you upgrade to thermal package you get awning and foam insulation.


so I deciding on my order witch to go with awning or slider
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Interesting didn’t know that was the non thermal option. I certainly wouldn’t consider non-thermal windows after now having the Thermal ones, especially in your area of the country.
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I think you will get every penny back (and speed) on resale if you do the upgrade. Old style windows and less insolation will not be as well accepted 10 or 15 years down the road. I know it is a big hit to the pocket book but in my opinion it should be the first option a person selects. Most other options can be added or changed later...
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One other minor point, the door when fully opened will contact the passenger side front awning window (if open), which makes it generally unusable for us, as we like to leave the door and windows open with screens in hot weather and we don’t want to risk accidental damage, so that window is rarely opened.
I believe that Jim (cpaharley) did a mod that involved a longer door hold rod. This allows the front window to be used unimpeded.
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