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Old 04-15-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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It’s not in your profile, but I thought I read you are in Memphis… bug country. My vote would be no thank you, owning a truck camper with front windows up top. Gets covered in bug splatter and just one additional thing you have to maintain when you stop. I don’t know how but I have had plenty or rock chips up there too. Also, common in truck campers is water intrusion around the window seals from the direct wind blast. It may never happen on your escape, but some truck camper fronts flex in the wind blast for water to penetrate the seal . They are not molded fiberglass so You can’t really compare but I was just tossing out some ideas for you to ponder.
Yep...we're in bug country...and torrential downpour country too. We've talked it over and have decided not to go with the front window...for fear it would be a pane.

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Old 04-15-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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Yep...we're in bug country...and torrential downpour country too. We've talked it over and have decided not to go with the front window...for fear it would be a pane.

Dave
I think that's smart. I know my friend's monster 5th wheel .. See-Ya has a window, but the entire area has a molded "nose cone" that wraps around to the sides.... and as many times as I've camped with them, I've never seen that guard in the open position.

I think if the area was more of a "living" area it would be important, but not for a sleeping area. A vent/fan on the roof and opening those side windows you'll have plenty of ventilation.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #13
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We are also having an additional set of 12v wires run to the rear of the upper cabinets (near the closet and WC) for a small 12v marine fan...I've got my eyes on a pretty brass one that will look good with the oak trim.

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