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Installing CAMEC Windows - DIY Guide

Article by Peter Smith - Caravans Plus

CAMEC is the manufacturer of :
1) Australite windows (previously called Starlite windows) Models: Galaxy, Jupiter, Odyssey
2) Slimline Windout windows.
3) Slimline Sliding windows.
4) Odyssey Premium windows


CAMEC manufactures the Australite and Slimline Windows in Melbourne.

1) Australite Windows

These are fixed to the outside of the RV wall and have been around in Australia since the early 1970's. The materials and appearance has evolved, however the size has stayed the same and all current parts will fit older windows.

Installing Camec Australite Windows

Above: The opening in your wall must be the same as the quoted size of the window. We always express the height of windows first. This size provides a slight tolerance for the insert of window trim mould on the inside.

These windows have radius corners of 70mm at the bottom.

These windows are fixed from the outside of your RV. Common methods are Stainless steel screws or Rivets. They require the addition of a seal between the window and the outside wall. We recommend the application of an adhesive backed, closed cell foam tape.

This is placed onto the back lip of the window, set back a couple of mm's from the outside edge. The top section of tape should be in one piece and extend to the very ends. The width of the tape should be 12mm, and the thickness depends on the surface profile of your cladding. Eg. Flat surface requires 3mm thick (min) and a profile of 9mm would require a minimum of 12mm thick.

The distances above also show how far the winder will intrude into the inside of your RV, based on the external face of your wall.

Installing Camec Australite Windows


2) Slimline Windout Windows

These are clamped to the walls without any external exposed fixing.

Fitting instructions and profile cross sections are available in this downloadable PDF


3) Slimline Sliding Windows

These are clamped to the walls without any external exposed fixing.

Fitting instructions and profile cross sections are available in this downloadable PDF


4) Odyssey Premium Windows

These are clamped to the walls without any exposed fixing.

Fitting instructions and profile cross sections are available in this downloadable PDF

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    Tony

    I the range of windows and doors what is the maximum wall thickness one can use? And also which units are suited to the widest wall thickness Thank you

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    Phillip

    I would like to know if these windows would suit bus refits potentially 55mm window frame

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    Peter

    How do take the handle off the control box

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