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Title: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: spencerpj on December 01, 2017, 02:27:38 PM
So, I previously had a class C, loved the front window.  I now have a 20' Puma TT, and no front window, really miss seeing out the front.  I'm wondering if anyone has added a Front Window to a TT.  I'm not looking for reasons not to, only reasons that mechanically would not be a good idea.  I see a 20" x 60" complete setup on Ebay, wondering what harm it could cause.  I'm wondering if that would lessen the roof strength OR, do the side walls and corners do a sufficient job? I'm fairly handy, thoughts, concerns.
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: glen54737 on December 05, 2017, 07:53:40 AM
They used to be very common.
I would think that attention would need to paid to maintaining the structure of the front wall.
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: Oldgator73 on December 05, 2017, 11:03:21 AM
Might be a good place for a leak. I would like to have a window in the front of our TT too. Brings in a lot of light.
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: spencerpj on December 06, 2017, 02:39:22 PM
Oh, I could make it leak proof.  I'm just wondering if behind the aluminum front panels, are they wood studs, or aluminum, on a 2012 Puma TT.   And wonder if the roof support structural integrity comes mostly from the sides?
Here's what I'm thinking
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-FRONT-WINDOW-W-COVER-TRIM-RING-72-X-22-NEW-CAMPER-TRAILER-728-3/352212561400?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D54408b6045944e308e291730812a9226%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D352139765722&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: spencerpj on December 06, 2017, 02:48:00 PM
Basically, putting window in front end, then replacing the whole front graphic
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: Oldgator73 on December 07, 2017, 06:18:41 AM
Oh, I could make it leak proof.  I'm just wondering if behind the aluminum front panels, are they wood studs, or aluminum, on a 2012 Puma TT.   And wonder if the roof support structural integrity comes mostly from the sides?
Here's what I'm thinking
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-FRONT-WINDOW-W-COVER-TRIM-RING-72-X-22-NEW-CAMPER-TRAILER-728-3/352212561400?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D54408b6045944e308e291730812a9226%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D352139765722&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850

$99 is cheap enough but $135 for shipping sucks. I looked Amazon but they didn't have anything. I did buy a Christmas ornament on Amazon that looks like our TT:

https://www.amazon.com/Kurt-Adler-Camper-Christmas-Ornament/dp/B071G9674X/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1512648883&sr=1-3&keywords=camper+christmas+ornament
Title: Re: Add a front window with flip open stone guard
Post by: spencerpj on December 07, 2017, 06:48:13 AM
Lucky I live only 2 hrs from Ebay location in Indiana.  You might have tougher time with your Winnie installing window, more rounded, harder to seal.  Nice ornament, lol.  Sure hope someone chimes in that has taken the front panels off their TT and advise what I might anticipate.  Thanks