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Front sliding window no longer an option at ATC

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#11 Bigfoot Dave

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:23 PM

We really enjoy our front slider. It offers safe, secure ventilation, even in the rain when we are parked. If we are driving in the rain I put a towel under the window to catch any leaks. I also made a couple of hoods over the weep holes that minimize water intrusion.

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#12 ntsqd


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:41 AM

I guess we're in the minority here. I'd prefer that neither of our campers (previous & present) had that window at all. Major cold leak from both of them, can not see anything thru them, neither of us is inclined to try to fit thru them.

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:34 AM

I like having a window to see out the back of the camper while driving with my rear view mirror. I pull some small jet ski trailers sometimes that aren't visible with my side mirrors. At least I can see it is still there. Maybe they could install a fixed glass window (single piece of glass non opening).

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:44 PM

They will install a picture window, have various sizes, just won’t open.
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Posted 09 May 2020 - 06:19 PM

Not sure if it will work in your case, but just wanted to offer a possible solution for a sliding window. This came with my Hawk and is still available. Details in the link below. 


https://www.wanderth...sliding +window

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:19 AM

My 1980 Perris Valley hard-side,2001 Alpenlite cabover hard-side , 2004 Six Pac t100 s hard-side, and 2005 FWC Eagle all had sliders, no leak issues. I found the added ventilation that  a slider provides makes them a must have have.I will be special ordering a slider for my new to be built  All Terrain Bobcat.


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Posted 23 July 2020 - 01:01 PM

We have one in our Eagle but frankly we've never used it.  If you have an extended cab pickup, I don't really know how or why you'd want to access the camper via that window.  Too small and we normally have "stuff" packed against that window.  Plus in an Eagle, there's no really sitting area near that window.  So, like others, it could be a potential area for leaks.  I could see it as an advantage in other models... maybe.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:24 PM

I have the slider on my 2015 Hawk and love it. It allows for ventilation on rainy days and my dog at night. Have driven through lots of rain and never had a problem, BUT I have a Yakima deflector on the cab of my truck, cuts down the noise and probably helps during rain. I also have a table attached under the bed overhang, so I'm not sure any rain can even get to the window. I also put a screen on mine to keep out the bugs.


My slider isn't as big as the one shown in klahanie's picture.

Edited by BrianG, 07 February 2021 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 05:40 PM

Does anyone know what brand front slider ATC used on 2018 campers?
Don't see a name on it and need to find a replacement seal for the screen on the driver side.

Edited by SkyP, 19 March 2021 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 06:37 PM


Marty or Jeff can answer and maybe tell you where to get what you need.

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