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Windows: How big is too big

Postby TJinPgh » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:26 am

Hi everyone. I'm in the process of finalizing the design for my first build. I have it fairly set, I think. I do have a question about window size, however.

I came across some used RV windows for a great price. A few of them are 42 inches long by 24 inches high.

Is that too big to stick into a solid 3/4" wall that is standard 4x8 over all and roughly 6.5x8 interior?

How big can you go and remain structurally sound?
-TJ
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Re: Windows: How big is too big

Postby cajundood » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:59 am

In my book, theres no such thing as too much view :wine:
If you go with a larger window, you may want to add extra bracing in your walls.....but otherwise I'd go with as big of a window as you can get away with... :applause:
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Re: Windows: How big is too big

Postby pchast » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:05 pm

I like the view also. Just be prepared to provide enough ventilation for the solar heat gains. :thinking:
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Re: Windows: How big is too big

Postby Tom Horn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:27 pm

Funny you ask that I have a 48"x20" window that I got a good deal on and putting it in my teardrop. It will work fine for me as I am only putting one door on my camper.
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Re: Windows: How big is too big

Postby Woodbutcher » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:29 pm

I believe the size of the screen area is much more important then the size of the glass. Large windows eat up storage space. I also do not care to much about a view. When I am in the trailer, I am in to go to sleep. In the rare event that I am laying in the trailer during the day, the doors are open. The key to a comfortable teardrop is good air movement. So if that big widow opens, go for it. :thumbsup:
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