Windows can be with or without an external frame although the construction of the double-glazed acrylic window fitted to both are identical. Opening windows normally are hinged from the top.
Available in clear and various tints. Grey tint is the most popular. Bronze tint is fitted to many models built up to 2005 but has been withdrawn as it was found not to be UV stable and this resulted in the bronze tint faded with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Most windows also have a printed band around the edge. The colour of the hinge rail fitted to the window can vary depending on when the caravan was built, however, the hinge rail is not removable and therefore cannot be refitted to a different window to match the other windows fitted to the caravan. All of these factors need to be taken into account if an owner is considering buying a second hand window, together with the the internal positions of handles and stays.
Acrylic is relatively strong but is susceptible to cracking if it sustains a hard impact to the edge. Cracks cannot be repaired. The surface of acrylic is also susceptible to scratching.
Some older windows with a printed bands, and dot fade around the edge, can suffer from delamination. Delamination is not easy to detect but is often signified by a window panel experiencing excessive condensation.
Acrylic can also develop crazing, that cannot be reversed, if the wrong window cleaner is used.
I have taken delivery of the final part of the jigsaw and hopefully have it fitted this week and be back where we in June when it all happened. A long journey, but we got there eventually! Thanks for your efforts. The guy in Germany who supplied the actual window told me that he was unable to get the window hinge bar as he thought they were no longer available. Obviously your source knew better and it maybe that they have access to other hard to locate Westfalia parts/accessories. Again thanks for your efforts and maybe I’ll be able to use your services again sometime. I will certainly share your details with other Westfalia owners that I know.
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The window arrived yesterday, I fitted it this morning and it’s spot on. Thanks.
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Just thought you’d like to know, just put the new window into the camper; went very smoothly – PERFECT! Many thanks for all your help.