Why should I buy Flares for my van build?
How much space will I have after I install my van Flares?
How do all the van Flare window options differ?
Pro Tip - slider windows usually need to be closed during heavy rain to keep your mattress from getting soaked. Awning windows are popular because they hinge from the top and open at the bottom, and can typically be open during heavy rain.
How are van Flares installed?
Well, it's relatively straightforward once you get comfortable cutting holes in your van! Your Flares arrive with a grey gel coat finish, and you'll always want to dry-fit them first. Hold them in place and make sure the fit is as perfect as we intended! Your local paint shop can paint them to your color preference, and once the paint is cured, the installation can begin! The rear quarter panel is cut out along the OEM lines (the same place the factory would cut to install windows), and the bare metal from the cut is painted with anti-rust primer. The part is secured onto the outside of the van using the supplied adhesive and secured with painter's tape while the adhesive cures. Please note: our adhesives expire 12 months from the manufacturing date, so always make sure to check the dates before use. The remaining adhesive is used on the inside to ensure a perfect seal. Installation time varies based on your experience and skill level, but 2-6 hours is enough to get Flares on your van! And if you ordered windows, those are installed into the Flares once the adhesive is cured. Then add Trim Rings and the Flarespace Bed System, and start sleeping sideways!
If DIY is not your thing, Flarespace encourages all clients to seek one of our professional installers. It is a custom part that requires dry fitting, paint, and careful installation, as well as specialty tools to cut out the metal, so an experienced installer is a great option to get the job done.