I'm looking at the 2013 Jaycos and they have the thermal window option with heavy tint. Does anyone have any experience with them? Given my recent experiences, our love for camping and the fact that 115 degree temps kept us from camping I'm leaning towards considering them a necessity but would like to hear from someone with experience. I searched the forums and most talk seemed to circulate around dual pane windows in 5ers, and dual pane isn't in the Jayco TT lineup that I can see.
Thermal pane Low-e tinted safety glass is offered as an travel trailer option on the Jayco Eagles and Jayco Eagle Super Lites. Around $1250.00 however.
They will keep the interior a bit quieter.
And they are 2 panes of low-e glass with an dead airspace between them, not the more efficient and MUCH costlier aragon gas filled insulated glass windows that some luxury Motorhomes have.
A standard single pane glazed window has an approximate R-value of 0.85, while the double pane glazed window has a value of 1.5 - 2.0, a Jayco optional low-e double pane glazed window has a 2.4 - 3.0 rating and an expensive low-e double pane glazed window using an argon gas fill has a 2.7 - 3.6 R-value.
BUT upgrading to the larger 15,500 btu A/C option costs around $142.00...a really good deal! And if a longer Jayco is needed, and even more cooling power...adding a 2nd 13,500 BTU A/C is a dealer installed option.
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When we were looking to replace our '08 Eagle TT for a 5th wheel Jayco was the first brand we looked at because of our total satisfaction with Jayco. When I saw what their T-pane windows looked like I didn't like them. The quality was fine but the size of the operable window (part that opens for breeze) was small, especially in the slides by the couch and master bedroom. Only about 1/4th of the window slid to provide fresh air. Keep in mind that you won't find a T-pane window (Jayco) that cranks out, something to do with the hinge not being able to handle the added weight. It was the only thing that made us look at other brands.