Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:26:13 -0300
Reply-To: Roy Nicholl <RNicholl@NBNET.NB.CA>
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From: Roy Nicholl <RNicholl@NBNET.NB.CA>
Subject: Re: Windows- experimentation (not software)
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Point taken ... I understood the point to be better ventilation while sleeping.
On 08-Jul-2014, at 12:12, Jim Felder wrote:
> Popping the rear hatch with any of the available home-made or purchased apparati is fine when you're parked, but an invitation to noxious gas poisoning when you are going down the road.
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Roy Nicholl <RNicholl@nbnet.nb.ca> wrote:
> Why not just pop the rear hatch and use a turnbuckle to hold it open 6-8" ?
> On 08-Jul-2014, at 11:39, Vincent Dow wrote:
> > Ahh! The sliding rear window quest!
> > I have the link here for a UK fabricator:
> > http://www.griffco.ca/interest/vw/slider.htm
> > I would love to have this on my passenger side rear-most window... But then
> > Ithere's the danger of the sliding-door guillontining - especially for the
> > dog.
> > Van Cafe has a driver-side sliding rear widow, but I still think I'd want
> > the right side... maybe engineer an inside wire cage to keep the dog's head
> > in. I've found both my dogs get despondent on long vanagon trips, with no
> > window to stick the nose out of.
> > That's all dreamland for me! I need to rebuild my tranny this summer, and
> > I'm running out of time.
> > On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Ben <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Note the slanted edge of the rear most side windows. That should make it
> >> obvious that the middle windows will not fit.
> >> They did make sliders for the rear but they are relatively rare. I have a
> >> set, imported by a fellow enthusiast, for the left side. Although they are
> >> available for the right side as well, it's is not recommended for fear of
> >> decapitating someone or injuring a hand sticking out that window when the
> >> sliding door is operated.
> >> GW does offer an aftermarket version. However, people have reported issues
> >> with proper sealing. I do not have personal experience with the matter.
> >> Another alternative would be to have one made. There is a vendor on Samba
> >> offering this service. Pricing is about the same as buying one in Europe,
> >> in my recent experience.
> >> Perhaps you are confusing window interchangeability between the left and
> >> right middle windows. People have done that but the seal between the glass
> >> cannot keep water from seeping in at speed. The opening ends up facing the
> >> airflow.
> >> BenT
> >> sent from my electronic leash
> >>> On Jul 7, 2014, at 3:53 PM, Geneva Saint-Amour <
> >> genevasaintamour@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >>> I believe a lister reported that all 4 side windows are the same size in
> >> a 1985 era Vanagon. Has anyone traded the sliding window on the door for
> >> the fixed window above the bed? AND if that will work, where can I buy a
> >> sliding window so we could have TWO openings back there??
> >>> Sent from my electronic leash!
> >>> Geneva Saint-Amour
> >>> www.slowcarfasthouse.com