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Old 06-24-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Adding a window?

We have a SWIFT 154BH and would like to add a small window into the top bunk....we called the dealer and they said they "CANT" add it because it is not framed out for it.

Has anyone ever added a window to their RV? (Doesn't have to be a swift)
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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Anything can be done. Your dealer may not do it but it can be done. I bet if you do a google search you will find something. Heck i saw a video on you tube of a guy that added a slide out to a camper that had no slide out. Good luck on your search.
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I have not done this, however I believe I recall a thread from last year where someone was adding the street side front pass through door. IIRC that was one of the differences on the swift line. Anyway, cutting and framing an access door should not be much different than a window.
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A quick google search and i found this.
http://easyrvwindows.com/rv-window-installation.html
You could probably contact them and they could give you the info you need.
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My wife and I were shopping last year for a new Travel Trailer and we had settled on a Whitehawk 28DSBH or the Sunset Trail 27BH, we wanted the Jayco but the BIG thing that was holding us up was that Jayco doesn't put side windows in their slides. We asked our dealer and he was willing to add two big windows, that threw us over the edge and we decided to buy the Jayco and have him add windows. WOW we made the right choice, the extra light is amazing and the windows look factory.
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As long as there is no wiring, plumbing or framing in the way I would see why not.
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My wife and I were shopping last year for a new Travel Trailer and we had settled on a Whitehawk 28DSBH or the Sunset Trail 27BH, we wanted the Jayco but the BIG thing that was holding us up was that Jayco doesn't put side windows in their slides. We asked our dealer and he was willing to add two big windows, that threw us over the edge and we decided to buy the Jayco and have him add windows. WOW we made the right choice, the extra light is amazing and the windows look factory.
What did you do about blinds. Were they able to get the same ones. Windows in the slide were one of the things i was disappointed about in the 28dsbh. We love our trailer but windows would be awesome. I would also love to change the bedroom window next to the door to one that opens.
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My wife and I were shopping last year for a new Travel Trailer and we had settled on a Whitehawk 28DSBH or the Sunset Trail 27BH, we wanted the Jayco but the BIG thing that was holding us up was that Jayco doesn't put side windows in their slides. We asked our dealer and he was willing to add two big windows, that threw us over the edge and we decided to buy the Jayco and have him add windows. WOW we made the right choice, the extra light is amazing and the windows look factory.
are you able to post some pics? would love to see that!
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We have a SWIFT 154BH and would like to add a small window into the top bunk....we called the dealer and they said they "CANT" add it because it is not framed out for it.
If your out of warranty, I think it's a great idea. I'd start by getting a build print from Jayco for the curbside wall, roof and back wall.

You're on the right track thinking small - and if it were me - I would consider the alternatives of a small skylight or back facing window, too.

Good luck and keep us posted if you move on it.
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Thank you all so much for your help! It is GREATLY appreciated!!

I will post our progress as we move along with this project!
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