Touring Caravan Windows
We supply a comprehensive range of touring caravan windows
Double-glazed acrylic windows are fitted to most touring caravans. Touring caravan windows, comprising of two acrylic plastic panels bonded together, usually have a shaped outer and flat inner panel. Polyplastic are Europe’s main supplier of windows to the caravan industry and their windows are fitted by all builders. There is a wide range of window styles and sizes fitted to touring caravans, each window is usually tailored to an individual model and they are not interchangeable between models or with similar windows fitted by other builders.
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 Bronze tint is fitted to many models built up to 2005 but has been withdrawn as it was found not to be UV stable and this resulted in the bronze tint faded with prolonged exposure to sunlight.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 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.