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JCR-1

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Posted: 03/05/20 11:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many new travel trailers are now using frameless large glass windows up front. My Rockwood does not have a cover or accessory mat to protect this from flying objects , stones, etc.Any suggestions , ideas on best way to protect this window?

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I have heard that there is an upholstery shop in Denver Colorado that manufactures some kind of window cover for Lance Trailers. I don't know the name of the company but they should be able to do other designs as well.

It seems reasonably straight forward to glue snaps or something on to the edges of the window, or around it.


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Posted: 03/05/20 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glass is good for windows.

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I have a Rockwood too. It has that big window up front. I thought about it as well, but so far have only fixed up some 'black out' curtains for inside so we can make it dark in the front bedroom.

It would have to be a fairly rigid cover to stop any rock damage I would think?

Anyway, not gonna worry about it myself.. If it happens, it happens.. It's like automotive windshield glass, so it is not supposed to break into pieces..

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Why do you think it needs to be protected?

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My trailer is 15 years old, has a front window protector made with a metal frame with thin fiberglass panel as protection. You can see it in my signature picture just under the trailer name on the front (in blue).

It has traveled all around the US with 15 years of travel between Michigan and Florida or Texas each winter. It has never had a ding or hole from flying rocks or anything else except bugs. The main use for the cover is as an awning over the window when parked.
i would not worry about that window up front.
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Think about it, the windshield of your tow vehicle doesn't have a cover either.


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On the FROG (Forest River Owners Group) facebook site there have been a few instances of windows being cracked from a variety of reasons. It is a concern for me as I'm planning a trip to Alaska and if one can be cracked that is the place. I also worry that if I keep the trailer through the next redesign and need to replace the window the current window may not be manufactured anymore. FYI - Forest River completely changed the front cap design after 2016, so it will happen eventually. I am going to find someone that can make me a protective cover. There is a company called Clearview Products that makes a clear protective film that they say will protect the window. They make it specifically for the Rockwood windows. I'm skeptical, but it might help.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

Think about it, the windshield of your tow vehicle doesn't have a cover either.


True, and there are lots of companies that exist solely because of that fact.

I saw a couple of these at the RV show this year, and that was my first thought. My second thought was how the front window has always been a prime area for water intrusion to take place.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

Think about it, the windshield of your tow vehicle doesn't have a cover either.


Yeah but it can be replace same-day or next-day.

Not so much for custom Order trailer window glass.

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