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Old 04-17-2016, 03:35 PM   #1
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Windows: Frameless vs. Framed

I'd appreciate any insight on which window type people prefer, and why. For sure, we're going with thermal, but I can't figure out the advantages of sliding vs hinged. I presume both types have screens?
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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We are going with thermal.

The awning style of the thermal will be nice in light rain showers in the summer.
Windows can stay open! And keep air flow.
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:05 PM   #3
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We have found that in cold weather, the frames our current windows get every cold and tend to condense moisture, as they are directly connected to the outside. My understanding from what folks have said here, is that the frameless ones have the gasket between the window and the frame, and the frames then have less heat loss.
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We have found that in cold weather, the frames our current windows get every cold and tend to condense moisture, as they are directly connected to the outside. My understanding from what folks have said here, is that the frameless ones have the gasket between the window and the frame, and the frames then have less heat loss.
Just a thought with the sliding windows , when you slide them open you get cross ventilation . With the awning window ,hard for the air to go up and in to ventilate as well . We have the Escape window in bed area which is awning . When the trailer was new screen came off and we couldn't figure how to get it back on . Called Escape got information how to put back . Sometimes still have struggled with it . It is same idea as new frameless . The difference though ,the Escape window will open way up so you could get out if needed. The frameless will not open all the way up . We also have the opening window at kitchen , we do love that window . Bath slides up and down , love that window , especially for getting hose in to flush black tank , once in a while . For the rest of our windows , love the sliders . We use max fan winter and summer and the little kitchen window is always open . No one could ever get inside with that little window . All our windows except bath and front are thermal . Lot's of decisions to make , but this is what we have and love what we have . Pat
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Second Pat, we prefer the thermal framed windows that slide.
The frameless windows have been out on Stick trailers for some time and there are lots of discussions on stick forums regarding them if you want to google them and see what folks are saying that have actually had them on their trailers for awhile.
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Awning windows provide great ventilation too. We install tons of them in homes. Sliders are only used to save money, as they are not as nice looking, or energy efficient.

Is anyone aware of the brand of windows Escape is using? There is no doubt differences in quality amongst the different brands out there.

To me, the frameless look WAY nicer. Kinda brings the looks outta the 50's.
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The frameless windows are somehow screened? We want a mosquito free indoors!
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The frameless windows are somehow screened? We want a mosquito free indoors!
Just like the sliders, the "frameless" awning windows have the screen on the inside. This is easy to arrange with a slider, since you can grab the edge of the sliding pane to open it, but with awning windows a mechanism is required... which they have.
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Is anyone aware of the brand of windows Escape is using? There is no doubt differences in quality amongst the different brands out there.
I vaguely recall a note that they were the current brand, which I think is Hehr.
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I recall they were Hehr as well. Most if not all of the frameless windows that are discussed on the sticky forums are Hehr as well.
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