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Old 04-13-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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5.0 Front Window

I've talked with Rease and Tammy about installing a front window in the "bedroom" of our 5.0 when build-time rolls around and it seems like it might be possible. My question to the 5.0 owners is; have you had any rock/stone chip issues with the upper portion of your trailer? We won't be able to get a protective shield for the front window (if we do decide to get it) and wonder if we will be setting ourselves up for a problem on down the road.

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Old 04-13-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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No rock chips, but it does get it's share of "BUG HITS"! Wouldn't be a big deal to clean them off glass though. I'd rather have a big sun roof over the bed to see the stars through personally, but then on full moon nights, that wouldn't be too good either : - )
You do get some rock chips on the lower section, so I'm looking at those rock flaps (which seems like a good idea).
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
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I've talked with Rease and Tammy about installing a front window in the "bedroom" of our 5.0 when build-time rolls around and it seems like it might be possible. Opinions?

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You'll need to get a ladder out to wash it? Scamp no longer puts a front window in their 5th wheels. It's an option that they do everything they can to discourage. Pulling the trailer in the rain just drives water into the window area and has led to leaks. Besides, who wants a cold or hot head when sleeping? And you'll really need to work on a room darkening curtain/blind/shade. Your head will be right there.

If the window is flat, you can make a flat gravel guard out of plexiglass or fiberglass and install it ala Scamp.

Frankly the number of Scamp 5th wheels that I've seen over the years that have windows at the front loft, few owners ever remove the gravel guard... may as well not have the window.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
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Yep, a ladder or crawl up in the back of your truck. Either way, I agree totally with Donna, all points. Sounds like a neat idea, but practically, I don't think so. My personal opinion (which is what you were asking for I hope).
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Hi: All..."I second that EMOTION". Sometimes the bugs are bad enough to have to use Baking Soda to remove them. When in bed your head tucks up in the nose cone and I would think any blinds/curtains would hang down in your face. The windows on either side slide open to allow cross ventilation and we use the MaxxFan all the time...even tow with it open. Alf
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:09 AM   #6
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It sounds like we will have to discuss this option a bit more.It seems like there are more disadvantages than advantages.

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I'd rather have a big sun roof over the bed to see the stars through personally, but then on full moon nights, that wouldn't be too good either : - )
I could come and do up that mod for you if you wish, Dan.
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Hi: All... I think a "Moon Roof" would be kinda romantic on a full moon night, but you might end up "Blinded by the LIGHT". Jim can do the job tho...he's got that saw remember !!! Alf
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:54 PM   #9
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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.
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I'd rather have a big sun roof over the bed to see the stars through personally, but then on full moon nights, that wouldn't be too good either : - )
I could come and do up that mod for you if you wish, Dan.
I meant a moon roof just below the telescope you helped me install! Would help me see the constellations from a broader view : - )
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