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Old 04-18-2016, 12:42 PM   #41
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The sticking issue .... Thinking of the opening window as an upgrade if it's a drop-in retrofit.
I was thinking an opening back window would be a great upgrade. I was going to ask Reace about it at the rally, but If you find out it's an available retrofit before then, maybe you could post it here.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:42 PM   #42
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That's exactly what mine looks like, and my trailer is a 2014 too. I wonder if our windows are from the same batch. I'll call Reace and see what the options are. Thx Alisa

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Casper, my rear window has gone cloudy too. For a long time I thought it was because I was a poor window washer. But I washed and washed and washed one day and it was still cloudy. It only shows up when the light is just right. you can see it in the attached photo. There are some marks that make it look like something dripped down in the middle of the window.

I contacted Reese and he said that Hehr is sending me a new window. It should be here any day now.
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Old 04-18-2016, 01:04 PM   #43
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I was thinking an opening back window would be a great upgrade. I was going to ask Reace about it at the rally, but If you find out it's an available retrofit before then, maybe you could post it here.
I seem to recall that I asked ETI if the new 2017 windows were a different size hole

And they said yes.

But do t quote me.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:24 PM   #44
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A little bit of an FYI aside related to Hehr Windows. I don't like the Hehr stickers on every window and I always scrape them off when I restore trailers. The older the trailer the harder they are to remove. They came right off the new 19 this weekend with a razor blade in seconds.
Other brands use stickers, too. I don't like them either; they're in the same category to me as a dealership sticker on the back of a car. Earlier is definitely easier.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:45 PM   #45
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While I'm not questioning the effectiveness of the Aerospace 303 Protectant, there are other options. The typical product to maintain gaskets around car doors, and to keep them from sticking, is silicone lubricant.

I'm guessing the new double-pane "frameless" windows are Hehr 6400 (better description from ParKin Accessories). I didn't find any maintenance information from Hehr specific to the 6400 series or sticking gaskets; the series doesn't seem to be mentioned in their Service Manual.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:28 AM   #46
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I seem to recall that I asked ETI if the new 2017 windows were a different size hole

And they said yes.

But do t quote me.
I got clarification today from ETI - about the 2017 Escape frameless thermal windows... vs the slider (older style) thermal windows

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"Majority of the windows (on the 2017 Escapes) are the same size (as before).

Having said that, there are some in the (2017) 21' which are different than the 2016 model (of 21')"
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:06 PM   #47
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Does it make much difference in the bathroom ? Which one to go with ?
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:08 PM   #48
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The frameless is thermal and awning style, the standard is not thermal and slides up.
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Resurrecting old thread. sorry. Is it possible to go with framed slider thermal windows throughout trailer, but have one Frameless at the rear for the purpose of being able to open?
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Resurrecting old thread. sorry. Is it possible to go with framed slider thermal windows throughout trailer, but have one Frameless at the rear for the purpose of being able to open?
May I ask why? The frameless thermal windows are a much desired feature, with a much cleaner look, and the awning style opening means they can be open in the rain. If I were having a new Escape built, I can't see any reason for going with the older windows.

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