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Old 06-30-2020, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default RV window security enhancements

I have a 2019 Winnebago Travato and I am often in very remote places or in major urban areas. I am concerned with the security of the RV windows. You can pop them open with a screwdriver! Any ideas for making them tougher to break into such as a security bar?

I already have motion sensor alarms on them, but they don't do a bit of good if no one is nearby to hear them!

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I'd suggest anyone interested in popping your window with a screwdriver, would first throw a ballbearing through it
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Or ceramic from a spark plug or coffee mug.
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Weather Guard makes wire window inserts. Probably intended for workmen's van.

https://www.amazon.com/Weather-Guard...X83DECDMG32MZ8
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Metal guards for slider and rear window openings are an option on newer PM's. They could probably be retrofitted to your Travato. They attach to the interior metal, not the window.
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Or crushed spark plugs.
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Thank you Rowie.
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Thank you MsNomer.
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Weather Guard makes wire window inserts. Probably intended for workmen's van.
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Neat product, but fixed in place. Not versatile.

I appreciate the OP's question because this is a subject that I have attempted to research in detail. Anecdotally, if the bad guys know that it is NOT a contractor van, they seem to break out the driver's window preferentially. One could attach a fixed wire guard to that window, but then it becomes a daily pain because every act of trash-throwing (into a receptacle), ticket-taking, drive-thru food receiving, toll-paying in jurisdictions that do not honor the two most common national transponders, mirror-wiping, etc.... all that stuff requires opening the door and maybe even stepping out, because the window is blocked. So it's not ideal.

Historical example chosen at random from my photo archive:

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