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    Posted: 27 Sep 2018 at 8:05am
I have noticed other products are adding a much larger window i.e. Little Guy Max and Mini Max. I think it would brighten up the Rpod.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheBum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2018 at 10:51am
That's a two-edged sword. It also weakens the overall structure of the camper and introduces more area for potential leaks.
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I rather be outside anyway, better viewing with binoculars or telescope.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mcarter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2018 at 8:01am
Maybe just me, but I wanted Pod to eat, sleep, stay out of elements and entertain myself (TV, music, etc). I didn't buy to sit in and look out window. I did add a door window, which I like, but supplied windows are more than adequate for my purposes
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Originally posted by jato

I rather be outside anyway, better viewing with binoculars or telescope.


And if it's too hot to be outside, then seeing isn't going to be very good anyway.
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+1 with Jato

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I thought that's why we have that Stargazing App on our iPad! Ermm

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I do agree though that the pods could be brighter inside, when its cloudy and rainy out I have to turn on a light just to see to read inside. If you're not planning to use the roof for solar as I am you could add a skylight, or even an additional fantastic fan and vent. These are made to fit standard 14 inch holes, so the only thing I'd worry about is cutting into the roof structure.   Does anyone know hot to tell where the roof cross bracing is located so that could be missed?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mcarter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 7:38am
Hmmm, offgrid, that could be because it's dark outside. Hard to be bright inside if it's cloudy and drab outside. Here's link to short video of RPod construction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXNYA73rCNE

Notice roof is wood framed (part 5), so a stud finder would be of some assistance.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote offgrid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2018 at 8:24am
OK sure Wink.

But I do notice that the bathroom under the skylight is significantly brighter than the rest of the pod under cloudy conditions. Perhaps one of the forum members who has replaced their aircon with a skylight would care to comment? 

That video is very helpful, thanks mcarter. The wall upper edges appear to be framed in some type of aluminum shape, hard to tell exactly what. Anyone know what that is and what gauge? Reason I'm asking is that I want to mount my solar modules into those edges rather than the roof itself. 


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