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Old 03-28-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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Dual pane windows

Can some of you please weigh in on pros/cons of dual pane windows in a winebago? Thanks
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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Pro is insulating value - con - is that they tend to leak and loose their insulating value. When they leak they also fog up and get moisture on the inside. I just got a quote last week from Winnebago to replace the passenger window in my 2003 Adventurer, $1300 plus two hours labor. There are a couple of places that re do them however for a lot less money.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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Dual pane windows are worth it! They insulate much better which virtually stops condensation problems. It is cooler or warmer inside and quieter. You will be amazed at the difference it makes over single pane windows. I would not go back to single pane windows.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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Dual pane won't condensate near as quickly as the single pane. That statement gets validated every time I camp in cool weather. Windshield gathers a lot moisture while the other windows stay dry.
Dual pane are heavier, cost more, and are prone to interior leaks/fogging.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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After having two RV's with single pane windows and two Winnebago's with dual pane, I consider dual pane a must-have. Not negotiable .
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #6
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Had dual panes that leaked on a Bounder. Have single panes on my Winnebago now. I haven't been able to tell a huge difference, but we don't camp in very cold weather much. Having had the headache of dual panes that leaked and not seeing a huge benefit from them, I'm happy to NOT have them. So the furnace runs a little more in cold weather... meh...
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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John Hilley pretty well sums it up. We have the DP windows in our 11 year old coach. Early on we had some issues with inner seal creeping however, the window mfgr, Se-Gi replaced them under warranty. If most of your travels will be in areas of non extreme climates single pane would probably work OK

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by smlranger View Post
After having two RV's with single pane windows and two Winnebago's with dual pane, I consider dual pane a must-have. Not negotiable .
Although our experience has only been with trailers so far.

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Have never had any problems and wouldn't be w/o them.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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The leak, in and of itself does not reduce its efficiency. The condensation does. There are easy ways to 'fix' them if they leak.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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Dual Pane Windows

We have a 2004 Horizon and would not go to a single pane. If yours are fogged I would recommend Sun Coast Designers in Hudson Fl. They do excellent work at a very reasonable price. They will clean and reseal all the windows in one frame for $250.00, but if they are unrepairable they will replace for about $25.00 per pane extra. Highly recommend these people. There phone number is 727-868-2773
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:26 PM   #12
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After having single pane windows in two RV's we now have dual pane, and like many others, we would not go back. We camp in winter a lot, and while the windshield has lots of frost on the inside the dual pane windows do not. We have the Hehr brand windows and have not had any problems with sealing to date.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:13 PM   #13
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I have a fogged passenger window, but if I had to do it again, I would stick with the dual pane windows.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:09 PM   #14
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Dual pane windows have an R value in the 1.5 to 2.0 range. Single pane windows have an R value around 0.85. A 4" wall insulated with fiberglass batt insulation is roughly R19. The largest window on your MH is the windshield...single pane. We have dual pane windows on our current MH and had single pane windows on our last one. I don't see the noticeable difference, so I would chalk up the ringing endorsements to the placebo effect. The type of windows wouldn't be a major determinant for me if I was in the market.
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