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Titanic1985

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 2:32:40 PM

I recently purchased a 2010 Ford Ranger XL pickup truck and unlike my last one, it doesn't have a sliding rear window. I really miss that feature and am considering purchasing an after market one or one from a salvage yard.

Does your pickup truck (if you have one) have a sliding rear window. How do you like it and do you consider it secure from break-ins?
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 2:54:26 PM

no.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 2:23:47 PM

Yep, but I have never opened it. It's too hard to get to in an extended cab pickup.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 10:42:29 AM

I don't own a pickup......
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 2:02:26 AM

nope
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:34:52 PM

Our 2012 GMC Sierra Crewcab, no.

Our 1983 Chevy Silverado C10, yes.
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:22:38 PM

No
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vando45
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 12:17:17 PM

yes, power
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Somis1
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 11:50:11 AM

I have one but rarely use it since I can't reach it from the driver's seat.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 11:17:40 AM

My 2008 Superduty even had POWER sliding rear window. Fantastic feature to open the window from the driver's seat.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 11:04:49 AM

Good Morning lovemyrv,

You said, "...much prefer rear window defroster my truck has now." I honestly didn't know trucks came with a rear window defroster, but with quad cab designs and other "car-like" features, it does make sense.

Thank you for making me a tad bit more knowledgeable. :-). MGY

[Edited by: Titanic1985 at 2/14/2014 11:05:34 AM EST]
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 7:47:46 AM

yup, but never use it
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:42:22 PM

had and didnt like it..caused debris from box of truck to fly into cab...much prefer rear window defroster my truck has now.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 8:24:47 PM

yes.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:18:24 AM

N
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kkkaz13
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 8:13:19 AM

yes, love it, would make sure I get it again, very secure, had it 10 years, no break-ins. good for air flow, my truck is very warm, with the heater off
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 1:46:17 AM

nope, but it's got a defroster
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 10:32:39 PM

no
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:36:07 PM

Yep.
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Michael306
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 3:47:23 PM

NO
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 2:04:21 PM

Yes my truck has it. I agree, it is very rarely ever used, but to not have it after you have had a truck with one is hard. When it is used it is needed so I like the sliding rear window feature.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1:58:50 PM

Yes
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 11:39:18 AM

Hi WEPSMAN,

You said, "Most new ones do not have them any more." I've noticed that also. You're right that a power window "would be nice".

Thank you for your post :-). MGY


[Edited by: Titanic1985 at 11/18/2013 11:39:14 AM EST]
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:03:08 AM

It does not. Most new ones do not have them any more. The ones that do, have power sliding ones, which would be nice in the extended/crew cab trucks.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:52:44 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:45:02 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:43:56 AM

yes
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:24:51 AM

Good Morning 2004VHO,

The wooden dow rod "fix" is a great idea! If I do get a slider for my 2010 Ford Ranger, I will definitely get what you suggested just to prevent breakins. It is not as CactusBobs suggests that I carry a great deal of items in my vehicle (usually just my GPS), but any loss that can be prevented is a plus for me.

Thanks again :-). MGY
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:16:44 AM

Good Morning mybigtruck,

I didn't even know they had powered rear sliding windows! That's cool! I do, however, see your point about the dust and dirt as it does collect in the forward section of the truck bed while driving.

I've learned something new - thank you :-). MGY
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 9:43:55 PM

Both my trucks have a power rear window. I don't remember ever using them except for one time something was flying around the back while on the freeway and I had my kid reach outside to grab it.

When it's open there's a tendency to suck dust into the cabin, so I never use it.

Nice to have, but I don't think I'd miss not having one.
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Big Dan
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:42:12 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:17:20 PM

NOPE
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 3:34:47 PM

My 2012 GMC Sierra had that as an option, but I preffered the built-in rear window defroster instead.

They are now available TOGETHER on the NBS 2014 GM full size trucks.

My 1983 Chevy Silverado had a solid back glass in it orginally, when I bought it off my father back in 1987. I added a sliding back glass soon after & it has never been broken into (knock on wood).

A few friends on mine back inhigh school/college days used to cut a 1/4" wooden dowel rod & lay in the lower tracks of their sliding back glass trucks to to gain an added measure of safety. Seems simple enough to install/remove when needed...?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:24:38 PM

I don't own a pickup truck.....
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 1:32:25 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 10:05:25 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:54:56 AM

I don't own a pickup truck.....
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:43:04 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 7:39:10 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 7:33:09 AM

Yes, have it on my 1989 Ford F-250 that I inherited from my Dad, and use it all the time. Great thing to have.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:25:09 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:16:28 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:00:40 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:59:59 AM

Yes, but I rarely use it.
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MattGT500
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:48:21 AM

My winter truck does not. Just plain glass.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:22:21 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:03:02 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 10:01:38 PM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:59:00 PM

O yea
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 9:33:05 PM

a few trucks have them , no we don't use them
after the first week of having one we forgot all about it and never opened it again as far as theft ....what do you have in your truck your afraid if getting stolen anyway , around here the locals never roll up there windows or lock there cars anyway

in my truck they could steal .... an overshirt , few napkins , a few cassette tapes i keep forgeting to remove .
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:16:15 PM

Yes
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