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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)
Comments: To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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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. > > Jim > > > On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Roy Nicholl <> 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: > > > > > > > > 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 <> 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 > >>> > >> >

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