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Offline smahoney79

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sliding windows
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:47:32 PM »
Hi all.

Im a new member. i currently don't own a Tvan. But will be my next major purchase.  Im looking at the sliding windows on pics, but not been able to see them in person as yet. had different opinions from different people if they are worth the money.

Can i please get opinions from people who have the sliding windows and info on your thoughts and exeriences with them please.

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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 07:33:19 PM »
Whilst not cheap they greatly improve cross ventilation and make for a better nights sleep in warmer climates , had a minor issue with the magnets on the fly screen but easily fixed . Would I elect to buy them again  YES .
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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 07:36:32 PM »
Love them. As stated the extra ventilation on a hot evening is absolutely marvellous.
Had no problems with dust or water entry
I’d buy them again in a flash.
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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 10:41:13 PM »
Similar issue when we ordering last year.
Our experience since owing our Mk5-
I thought the window curtains would keep the light out & block the air but have found we can pull out the bottom the curtains and air flows up to our bedhead and still keeps out the sun at day break.
Glad we made the decision to go with them.

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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 09:57:07 AM »
It probably depends where/when you go camping. We don't have them and have only had a few nights where it's been uncomfortably hot (and then we used the fans).

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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 02:01:59 PM »
We don't have them and have been to FNQ and up to Exmouth in WA and never had a night where we were too hot. We had quite a few hot nights but never had a problem sleeping with the fans running. In fact last time I was laying on the bed with no sheet or blanket and woke up a bit chilly after a couple of hours. Make sure you get two of them, whichever way you go, windows or not.
The vent above the bed is also good for ventilation.

That's not knocking the windows, just our experience as we made the choice not to get them. I think there was a post last year about problems repairing one which was broken from a rock.
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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 09:27:36 PM »
We’ve owned two TVANs, a 2009 Canning and our current 2016 Firetail which we elected to have the windows in.

We always felt the TVAN lacked cross-ventilation and we have not looked back by having the windows in the Firetail - for us, money well spent. Mind you we spend 3-4 months a year in it.

Good luck with it...

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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 10:27:56 AM »
We opted for the sliding windows and while expensive, we have no regrets at all. Cheers MM
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Re: sliding windows
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 08:37:15 PM »
Agree with those above who have the windows. We have a 2017 Murranji with about 40000klm at the moment with the windows. The fans are great (to a degree) depending where you are. Wife says the best decision we made on the Tvan. Flinders/SA 3 months Kimberley top end 5 months etc. etc. Go for them..We got the film protection (search posts) put on to just in case of a wayward rock..
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