The Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window (37.25″ x 11.25″) from Nomadic Supply Company use an Automotive Dark Solar Privacy Tempered Glass that is ¼” in thickness. Automotive Dark Solar Privacy Tempered Glass has been proven to block up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB Rays, reduce glare, lower heat caused by IR (Infrared Rays), and protects your camper van interior from fading or cracking due to overexposure to direct sunlight.
The Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window is manufactured using solid tempered glass, PVC foam-glazing tape for insulation and water resistance, matte black powder-coated aluminum extrusions, and high-end RV Sash Lock for added security.
Peninsula Glass, the producer of Motion Windows, is a fully integrated manufacturer. Their production facility right here in Vancouver, Washington includes a unique glass tempering furnace, an extensive array of glass processing equipment, insulated unit production, extrusion bending and forming machines, and the best craftsmen in the industry.
Each Motion Window is hand-crafted by our specialized manufacturing team AFTER YOU PLACE THE ORDER so that it will meet the rigorous standards you demand and exceed your expectations on delivery. As it turns out, when you build a great product and sell it for an unbelievable price, the word gets around. We are currently experiencing record order volume levels which has prolonged our lead times. We realize this is less than ideal and are continuing our efforts to become more efficient to meet current market demand. Thank you in advance for your patience. We believe your new windows will be worth the wait! Typical lead time is 2-3 weeks.
Please Note: Nomadic Supply Company will include the required length of 3/16″ x 5/8″ Norseal closed-cell foam tape with dual side high-performance adhesive Exterior Flange Sealant with every window for you.
Our Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Windows come in a standard exterior size of 37-1/4″ x 11-1/4″ and a standard interior size of 35-3/4″ x 9-3/4″, but we can customize them to any width you want (but you cannot adjust the height). See our Motion Windows Custom Size Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window product page for custom bunk windows.
Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window Features:
- 1/4” Automotive Dark Solar Privacy Tempered Glass
- High-End RV Sash Lock for Added Security
- Sliding and Removable Charcoal Aluminum Wire Mesh Screen
- Matte Black Automotive Powder Coated Aluminum Extrusions
- Interior Clamp-Ring for Sheet Metal Clamp Thickness
- Color-Keyed Installation Hardware Included
- Closed-Cell Polyvinyl Chloride Foam Glazing Tape Included for Water-Tight Installation
Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window Specifications:
- Outside Flange Dimensions: (W x H): 37-1/4″ x 11-1/4
- Inside Frame Dimensions: (W x H):35-3/4″ x 9-3/4
- Cut-Out Dimensions: 33″ x 10″
- Clamp Ring Size: 1/8″
- Manufacturer Country: USA
- Glass Color = Solar Privacy Glass
- Glass UV Rating = 28%
- Recommended screws (not included): Black 8×5/8” Pan Head Phillips screws
- Warranty: 2 years
Motion Windows Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window Installation Instructions:
As with most do-it-yourself projects, the first one usually takes the most time and can be a little frustrating. By the time the last window is installed you will undoubtedly feel like you “get it” and generally feel pretty good about the process.
We hope the following description of a typical installation will provide useful information, tips, and pointers to help make your installation go as easily as possible.
Installation will require some familiarity with power tools and measurement instruments. If you are uncomfortable with using these, we recommend you contact a van conversion specialist or an auto body shop to cut the hole opening for you.
The windows are shipped with interior trim rings, fasteners, and flange seal tape (if purchased). Please locate all these parts prior to installation.
Find all your parts by referring to the dimensions on the original receipt and compare them to the windows that you have. You can locate the bottom of the window by the drain slots. These windows will always slide from rear to front when installed correctly.
The portion of the window that fits into the exterior wall opening must be smaller than the hole. (1/8” to 3/16” clearance between window frame and the wall is typical.)
The thickness of the wall should simply be the single layer sheet metal of the van. This thickness must be relatively consistent for the trim ring to clamp the window properly. No additional reinforcement is necessary for the install.
Step 1. Prepare the window opening.
These windows require a blank panel (they do not replace factory glass), except for the 2000 – 2006 (First Generation) Sprinter Van. There are a variety of ways to cut a hole in your van. You can make a template for the rough opening by tracing around the shoulder of the trim ring (see diagram below). We recommend visiting https://www.rvwindows.com/how-to-videos/ and watching the Van Conversion Window Install Video. If in doubt, feel free to give us a call at 360-944-4447 prior to doing any cutting. After you have successfully cut your hole opening, we recommend painting all the exposed cut edges with automotive touch-up paint to prevent future corrosion.
Step 2. Dry fit the new window in the hole opening.
It is a good idea to try inserting the window in the opening to verify the fit. This process works best with two people working together. One person should be inside the van and one person outside the van. Make sure that the exterior window flange overlaps the opening sufficiently to make a good seal. Determine if shims will be required to center the window in the opening.
Remove the window in preparation for permanent installation.
Step 3. Install your new window.
With the window lying face down on a soft surface, apply the seal tape on the flange starting at the middle of the bottom of the window and overlapping the two ends by approximately 1/4″. Pull the backing from the tape as you progress to make the transition around the corners easier.
More useful tips:
Use a spray water bottle and mist the perimeter of the opening on the outside of the vehicle. This is done to prevent the tape from sticking to the outside wall before you are satisfied with the final position of your new window.
It is often easier to handle a window if the sliding glass is in the open position.
Make certain to u se the screws provided with your windows for installation. Use of longer screws can puncture the inside of the window’s frame and become a source for a potential leak.
You are now ready to insert the window into the opening. This is normally a two-person task. When you are satisfied with the final position of the window, have one person hold it in place while the second person centers the clamp ring on the inside of the window and installs with the screws provided.
Finally, although none is provided, many customers like to purchase an acrylic latex caulk with silicone to wrap a nice tight bead around the entire perimeter of the window’s outside flange.
Motion Windows FAQ’s:
Why can’t I adjust the Motion Windows Custom Size Camper Van Bunk Sliding Window height?
The challenge with conversion vans is that the walls are not flat. We set the maximum height on both the half slide and contoured t-sliding frames so that they follow the curvature of the van sidewall. Changing the height would either cause dimpling of the van’s thin sheet metal surface, or the window may not seal properly.
What is the difference between a driver and a passenger style window?
The rear bottom quarter of the window slides forward on both the passenger and driver sides. RV glass always slides from the rear of the vehicle forward, thus necessitating the need for a left-hand and right-hand window compliment. The forward fixed glass acts as a shingle to avert wind and rain while in transit.
What are the differences between rough-opening, frame-fit, and exterior flange dimensions?
- Rough opening dimensions are dimensions of a hole cut by the manufacturer or by you for a window.
- Frame fit dimensions are the measurements pertaining to the portion of the window that fits into the rough opening.
- Exterior flange dimensions account for the outermost part of the window’s frame on the outside and inside of the vehicle. In most cases, these measurements exceed the hole opening about 5/8″ per side. This measurement is critical to ensure there is proper clearance for the size of a window to be installed.
I have a built-out wall. How do these windows clamp on?
Ideally, installing Motion Windows in your van conversion is one of the very first steps in a conversion process. If you are considering a purchase and have already built your walls out, it may be too late. In order to properly install your new window, complete access to the bare wall from the inside of your vehicle is required.
Do these windows come with screens?
Yes they do! All van windows come with a removable sliding screen with an aluminum mesh.
Are your van windows available in dual pane (insulated glass)?
No. Our robust dual pane window frames cannot be contoured to match the sidewall curvature of a van, and the frames are too thick for the thin sheet metal van sidewall.
If I have a van with factory glass windows can I replace them with Motion Windows?
No. Our van window styles and sizing are produced from a combination of real world field measurements, customer input and design, and feedback from the aftermarket van outfitting community. Our windows do not attempt to replicate any factory sizing and should not be ordered to replace any factory glass except for the First Generation Sprinter Van (2000 – 2006).
Peninsula Glass warrants windows to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 2 years from the original date of purchase. Within this warranty period, Peninsula Glass will repair or replace, at its option, defective parts at no charge. You will be responsible for the cost of returning item(s) to us. Original shipping costs are non-refundable. For windows installed in salt water marine conditions, defects due to corrosion are limited to windows that have been powder-coated. This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or neglect on the part of the owner. This warranty will be voided in the event that the product is disassembled or serviced by anyone other than Peninsula Glass after the original date of installation.
If your window was damaged in shipment or did arrive as ordered, we will gladly repair the window. You will need to contact us immediately upon receipt of the cargo. Due to the custom nature of our business, we cannot accept returns on windows that was received in good condition and as specified on your order confirmation form.
Orders are guaranteed to arrive in good condition to its destination. Specific delivery instructions are listed on the packing slip on the outside of the package. Please take the time to read these instructions BEFORE signing for your package. If damage is immediately noticeable, simply refuse the package and contact our office immediately. We will ship a replacement order out right away. If the package is left at your door or in another location and you were not required to sign for the package, please contact our office immediately upon noticing any damage.