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Old 08-22-2016, 12:52 AM   #1
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Replacing fixed window with a vented version?

In our Voltage 3305 bedroom there is a fixed vertical narrow window at the top of the stairs next to the slide out wardrobe. The only other window in there is the emergency egress window on the curb side. We get very little (like no) cross-ventilation in there. I'd love to find a replacement window that has a 2/3 split upper fixed with bottom vent to replace it but I have not found anything like that anywhere I've searched.

Any recommendations? Should I instead install a roof vent with a fan by the bedroom entrance near that fixed window? Hate the idea of cutting a hole in the roof.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:34 AM   #2
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Yes same problem. We had a Fantastic vent fan installed in the bathroom before delivery since the misses couldn't reach the crank the factory one had, the Fantastic has a remote. We discovered closing the bathroom door to the kitchen, leave the pocket door open and run the fan we get a nice breeze in. Closing the other bedroom door gets a very good air flow in. The fan is a nice feature for showering and "other functions" too. I'd consider replacing that window too if there was a direct fit replacement available.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:05 PM   #3
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Try this site for windows.

Camper Windows, Trailer Replacement Windows | Rvwindows.Com

The fan is a better option though. Much of our camping is boondocking and use the fans to keep the temperature liveable. Open a window on the shaded side of the camper and run the fans.

If you have a single speed fan in the bathroom, there is an upgrade to a variable speed/reversable fan.

https://www.amazon.com/VARIABLE-MOTO...8EFBZ7298FW63Z
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:11 PM   #4
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Excellent idea on the second link hddecker!

My bathroom is very well designed for use. But the fan is a single speed weakling.
I might try this out.

I'd love to have the full featured Fantastic Fan that my teardrop has. But the Aerolite is brand new without any leaks so far. I don't want to touch that roof yet!
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:27 PM   #5
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Snakebitten,

For the price I think you would be happy with the airflow. The only complaint would be the noise level, when compared to the fantastic fan. It's not a problem when you've lived next to the train tracks, it's just white noise to me.
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Old 08-24-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Noise?
I'm not very sensitive to it, I suspect. First, I too was raised near RRXing when young and actually find it to be comforting on the occasions I get to hear those familiar childhood sounds in bed.

Second, my Aerolite is small and that 15K AC is far from silent. Add to the fact that I usually go to sleep with the Bluetooth Speaker either playing music or an Audible Book, both programmed to stop in 30 minutes. I am NEVER awake to hear that 30 minute timer end the broadcast!

So, airflow is GOOD. Noise not a concern.

Thanks again.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:40 PM   #7
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Funny about the trains. I grew up in a medium sized town and we lived about a mile out of the downtown area. Mom and dad did not get air conditioning until after I was gone. I remember hearing the passenger trains (Amtrak) hit the horn at the station just prior to leaving, there were/are 4-6 Amtraks a day through that town. Still love that sound! Love trains in general, hate we no longer have decent passenger rail.

Now I live in the former sticks and get to hear suburgatory traffic until nearly midnight.

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Not trying to "one-up" anybody, but I grew up with the double whammy: railroad tracks just behind my backyard fence... and, underneath the 600' 'carrier downwind' flight path of the navy's busiest master jet base (NAS Oceana), which ran 24/7 during the 'Nam era in the late 60s & 70s.

The train only ran 2 times every morning... but every 60 seconds, the roar of jet engines passed overhead. And then, of course, I went into an aviation career. So over the years, I've just gotten used to it.

It seems almost strange where I've been camping out here in Montana to not hear anything at night. Makes that phrase, "it's quiet... TOO quiet" have a literal meaning.
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I grew up near the train tracks too, during the days of coal cars and steam engines.
We were so poor my parents would send me to the tracks when the train was doing its switching thing. I was told to throw cinders at the coal tenders enticing them to throw coal back at me.
I'd pick up the coal and take it home to be used in the stove and furnace.
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I grew up near the train tracks too, during the days of coal cars and steam engines.
We were so poor my parents would send me to the tracks when the train was doing its switching thing. I was told to throw cinders at the coal tenders enticing them to throw coal back at me.
I'd pick up the coal and take it home to be used in the stove and furnace.
Ha, and I bet you had to walk through 2 feet of snow to the tracks... uphill each way.
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