I have been keen to get a new side window in the van pretty much since I built the thing. It really needed more light and I tended to always leave the door open for the reason. The unfortunate consequence of that is that ever five minutes, I have a dog walker or strolling couple peering in my door and asking all sorts of questions about the van. While I always love giving the tour, its nice to have a bit of privacy from time to time.
I spent a lot of time designing this one because I wanted it to not only be a new exciting feature to the van, but also something that someone has never tried before. It used three different hinges with four axis of movement and I’ve been calling it the butterfly window. I’m putting together a video of the construction but for now, here are some pictures.