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doxiemom11

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Posted: 11/08/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We sure can tell the difference between our single pane windshield and the dual pane windows. Windshield can be sopping wet after a really cold night, especially in an area with high humidity. No moisture on the dual panes. The difference in temperature and how you feel sitting next to them is very noticeable too.

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I would also recommend RV Fog Doc in Searcy Arkansas.. I had my two front side windows done this last Sept. The price was $500.00 plus tax. In and out in about 6 hours. I went up on Tuesday night, parked and plugged in at their place and they got me in first thing the next day. On the road by 2pm. Very happy with their work and the windows look great. Had called and made an appointment first.

If you have the funds, that would be my recommendation.

Best to you in whatever you decide

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doxiemom11 wrote:

We sure can tell the difference between our single pane windshield and the dual pane windows. Windshield can be sopping wet after a really cold night, especially in an area with high humidity. No moisture on the dual panes. The difference in temperature and how you feel sitting next to them is very noticeable too.


I experience the same thing just with different side glass. I chalk it up to the side windows being surrounded by heavily insulated walls and being a 1/3 the size of the windshield. With the windshield having a large open area below for utilities and coming from the factory with marginal insulation behind the overhead cabinets it does sweat in cold weather. I added insulation above the windshield and noticed some improvement but see no way to increase insulation below it.

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The Bounder that was gifted to me sat for a long time in a storage lot. The insides of the double pane windows on both driver and passenger side has what looks to be like alkaline stains. It is hard to see out of, even worse when the sun is in your mirror. I was thinking maybe just have both sides pulled and replaced.

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RustyMacIntosh wrote:

The Bounder that was gifted to me sat for a long time in a storage lot. The insides of the double pane windows on both driver and passenger side has what looks to be like alkaline stains. It is hard to see out of, even worse when the sun is in your mirror. I was thinking maybe just have both sides pulled and replaced.


That is what I am doing. But since i don't go out in real cold weather I might go with the single thicker pane. Fortunately there is auto glass shop here with this experience and a tech manager that has been very helpful. I am going with the voice of experience, so won't do this on my own.


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Single pane is an option if you never want to deal with window fogging again. All the cars and trucks we drive have single glass and don't seem to be an issue. ALL double glass will eventually fail. Just takes longer on some applications than it does on others.


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Replace them with single pane windows. No matter what, dual panes will leak after a few years, so you're right back where you started. Single panes, have nearly the same insulation factor, because they're thicker. Do a search, there's some companies the will fix your dual or replace them with single pane. Talk to them and see what they recommend. I've had about 1/2 the dual panes in my RV repaired, but never again, they'll get replaced with single pane. Everyone worries about the insulation factor of single panes/ My answer is, your windshield probably has more area then all the other windows in your RV combined. Guess what, your windshield is single pane.

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Posted: 11/24/19 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome to the fogged windows club!


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My windows that Suncoast Designs repaired five years ago are still fine.

They come with a transferable ten year warranty.

I can’t imagine single pane is cheaper than repairing the dual pane.

I’ve had both and dual pane is much better. Quieter and insulated better no condensation.


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Posted: 11/25/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had 3 dual pane replaced last yr. at Suncoast in Hudson,Fl.
I am thinking in Feb.and they are busy, price was almost $1000.
It took a couple three days, because they are SO busy.But the
camping is free and that does help. TennVol

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