Whenever you convert a MCI bus into a private motor coach, usually it's a good idea to remove the existing heavy duty commercial grade glass with escape mechanism and replace it with a proper amount of RV windows. The most popular style is double pane insulated glass slider windows.
The first thing you need to do is remove the older windows, seals, and aluminum window frames. Now you're down to just a square steel tubing. You then treat that for any corrosion that may be there. At this time, is when you add 1.5" x 1.5" tubing to restructure the spaces where the windows used to be.
The next phase is to install a skin of some type to match the rest of the coach. Here at Walker Coach we used to use 4 ft high by 10 ft wide aluminum panels. They would come in 1/16th inch or 1/8th inch thickness. However, we've found that the heavier 1/8" aluminum had a much finer finish. We have Alcoa aluminum to build us a one piece, 40 ft long section. They have to be handled by special trucks and equipment, but the finish is far superior. No rivets visible, no butt joints exposed, and they cannot leak in any way.
n our experience, we have found two companies that lead the industry in recreation vehicle slide type windows. Peninsula glass is one company that's been building windows for buses, and coaches for many, many years. Another company that builds for commercial passenger coaches too is Storm Tite. Here at Walker Coach we represent both companies.
Peninsula Windows are available in both single pane and patented insulated windows for most RV’s, bus conversions, motor homes, and coaches.
Peninsula Glass has the ideal solution for motor home owners who have been looking for the added comfort of insulated windows. Our patented, dual pane, insulated windows are offered with radius or mitered corners developed specifically for coach use. Insulated windows utilize two lightweight pieces of 1/8” tempered glass separated by a 1/4” space. A vinyl thermal break reduces heat loss or gain through the frame and helps minimize sweating. As in all Peninsula Glass sliding windows, there are removable aluminum screens for easy cleaning.
In addition, Peninsula Glass’ insulated windows feature a patented venting system that overcomes the expansion and contraction that insulated units encounter when experiencing a wide variation in elevation or climate. Equalization valves in the windows are adjusted to meet environmental and altitude changes, virtually eliminating condensation and frost.
The quality of Peninsula Windows and their benefits surpass any window on the market. Frames are made with anodized aluminum; reducing maintenance, rust, and corrosion. Their energy saving construction saves on air conditioning and heating costs. Attractive charcoal gray aluminum screens dawned in black aluminum frames are custom built to fit every sliding window. In addition, road noise is also greatly reduced with our insulated windows.
America's premier manufacturer of aluminum, vinyl windows, and sliding doors for recreational vehicles and manufactured homes. Standard or made to order, Kinro's windows are unique and top quality! You can rely on Kinro, one of the nation's leaders in window manufacturing. Their solid rigid frames are made of the highest quality vinyl. Kinro's windows do not rot, rust, chip or peel. The color is throughout the frame so it never needs painting. Highly durable in all weather conditions, and with a vinyl frame cleaning can be easily be done with a damp sponge or little soap and water
Storm-Tite Incorporated has manufactured window and door products since 1965,
and has been involved in the supply of transportation window systems to major
North American recreational vehicle and bus manufacturers since 1972.
The Hehr® 5900 series is a premium quality window with a flush, automotive look. It is a versatile radius corner window used in motor homes, trail
For decades, Hehr International has pioneered the development of window systems for many types of mobile and vehicular applications. Today, Hehr and its divisions and affiliated companies serve a wide range of industries - including RV, van, manufactured housing, transit, marine, heavy truck, truck cap, automotive, emergency and police services, and more.
Each Hehr plant is guided by a company wide dedication to quality materials and excellent workmanship. Our three part quality assurance inspections ensure that our finished products conform to specifications, have moving parts that operate correctly, and adhere to exacting aesthetics. Such attention to detail at each step of the process has one ultimate goal: to give our customers peace of mind.
Today, as in 1946, every aspect of our manufacturing process at Hehr - from raw materials to finished products - aims to provide our customer with years of reliable service and satisfaction.
The 8700 series is a high strength, durable radius corner RV window with a torque awning ventilation section. The clamp ring mounting system gives it a flush exterior for a smooth, automotive look. The window can stand alone or be used to complement other window styles in your vehicle, and can be manufactured in various configurations for use throughout the unit.
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