Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

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Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby bobwhite215 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:25 pm

I am getting ready to install my doors from Vintage Technologies. From everything I see, it looks like the screen goes on the bottom, and you lift the window up to open. This just doesn't seem right to me. I would think that would mean that you lose half of your ventilation because it is blocked by the mattress. Wouldn't you want to install the doors with the screen area on top?? Am I missing something?

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby linuxmanxxx » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:51 pm

If you look at the lock notches for the windows, I believe they are wedge shaped so you can open it without having to pull the released in. If that's the case you have to mount it that way or the window won't stay closed.

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby tony.latham » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:12 am

I installed ours with the screen up. It's obvious, isn't it? :thinking: But we got a bit of dust in...

After two years I switched and flipped them. They work better this way. When it's warm inside, the cool air coming from the low screens convects up through the fan vent. And no more dust.

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Install them just like Vintage suggests. Screen down. :thumbsup:

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:28 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I received several replies on FB saying basically the same thing. Windows down it is. They should be in by the end of the day today. Will put up pics in my build journal.

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby linuxmanxxx » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:14 am

Word of advice. Don't use the screws that came with it. Get the self tapping with hex heads and much easier to start and drive in.

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby bobwhite215 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:56 pm

linuxmanxxx wrote:Word of advice. Don't use the screws that came with it. Get the self tapping with hex heads and much easier to start and drive in.

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I found that out. I did use the screws that came with the doors, but I ended up predrilling them.

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Re: Vintage Technology doors - which way is up??

Postby bobwhite215 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:58 pm

Doors went in fairly easily. Clamped them in place while I attached the trim ring inside. ImageImageImage

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