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Old 12-26-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Z-1 wall/window thickness

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I want to add some windows to my Z1. Looks like most RV windows are either 1" or 1 1/2" thick. Can someone tell me which? And is the door the same thickness? Mine has no window in the door. That must change!



Videos make this look fairly straightforward. But any words of advice are appreciated. First time RVer. Just had this 4 months. (And already put 4000 or so miles on it - I've learned a lot and did a fair number of repairs along the way!)


Also, any suggestions for places to get used or discount windows? I love windows.
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:35 PM   #2
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I believe the wall thickness is the same, or close, to the door thickness. Our Z-1 also came without a door window, which we remedied with this: https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-0...s%2C158&sr=8-1

It's a simple install, as soon as you get over the squeamishness of taking a saw blade to the door. Measure twice, or more, tape off the cut line and hold your breath. The door window has a two-piece frame that slides together and covers different door thicknesses. I'd bet that standard wall windows are the same.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:03 AM   #3
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Hi Bluekat,


Here's a link to my experience doing exactly what you intend.


Good luck, please feel free to pm if you have any questions I can help you with.


https://www.crossroadsowners.com/for...ion-13340.html
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:40 PM   #4
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I believe the wall thickness is the same, or close, to the door thickness. Our Z-1 also came without a door window, which we remedied with this: https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-0...s%2C158&sr=8-1

It's a simple install, as soon as you get over the squeamishness of taking a saw blade to the door. Measure twice, or more, tape off the cut line and hold your breath. The door window has a two-piece frame that slides together and covers different door thicknesses. I'd bet that standard wall windows are the same.
I did the same thing this past summer. Was VERY nervous to cut a hole in my door. But it went fine, wife loves the extra light and view. Ended up doing the same thing to my entry door of my home...except it was way more than $75 on Amazon!
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:28 PM   #5
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After showing this thread to my wife it looks like it will cost me $75 and a spring project.
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So did you learn something smoke33? I don’t bring my wife into Home Depot or Lowes anymore, I end up with new projects I didn’t need to happen.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:49 PM   #7
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So did you learn something smoke33? I don’t bring my wife into Home Depot or Lowes anymore, I end up with new projects I didn’t need to happen.

Ahhh, but what better time to say....

"Honey, look at this, imagine what I could do with one of those, I really think I would use that a lot, and my birthday is coming up....."

You're welcome, you can thank me later..
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:12 PM   #8
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Window successfully added!

Thank you all. I got the $75 window and frame off Amazon. Once I was ready to install, realized all my jigsaw blades were broken. But following one of my favorite mottos: "Do what you can with what you've got", I used my Harbor Freight multi-tool with plunge blade. I had to cut the interior and exterior separately, and the corners were a little tricky. But I knew the jagged edges would be covered by the frame.



What a difference the window makes.



Now I'm ready to add more windows! Any of you added windows to the regular walls? How does that compare to adding a window to the door?


And can any one tell me where the electrical wiring runs in my model?
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