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Posted: 02/04/21 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are still shopping around for a class a. We've looked at or read about several coaches that had to have their windows replaced due to the seal breaking on the insulated type.

We've been mostly looking at 2005 thru 2010 models. Was there a mfg flaw during this time frame to cause so many failures?

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what is this?

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I think you are talking about the window seal "snaking" which is pretty common on the SE-GI windows. The name SE-GI is printed on the glass. There are several companies that specialize in repairing this window issue and there are even websites and materials to do the repair yourself.

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Inside fogging has been a problem since dual pane windows were developed.


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wjschill,

We have dual pane windows in our rig and a few have begun to show signs of the fog. Not bad yet, but perhaps this Spring the boys and I will give an attempt at repairing them, or having someone local repair them after we remove them.

I know in years past, folks have posted the names of places which do such work very quickly, as in drop your rig off one day and pick it up the next. I don't know the name of it, but I know at least one place is down in Florida. Next time I'm down that way, if I haven't gotten to the job myself, I may do the research and schedule them to do it. They seemed to be highly recommended.

Dual pane windows ARE very nice in terms of their insulation ability when it's HOT or COLD outside. But, bouncing around in a motorhome can take it's toll on the seals between the two panes. Everything has it's price! LOL

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I do not believe its a mfg problem. I know my coach is a 07 diesel and the front door glass is foggy. This is due to just being old I guess.

The cost of a new glass for me is about $1200. I have read of two different methods to fix the problem. One is to remove the glass separate them clean very good and put back together with caulk and tape. Yes there will be not gas in the middle but to me its a trade off worth while. The second is a glass company replacing the glass with a single pain automotive glass.

If you are talking about the normal window glass can not help on that one. I would not let the glass be the issue between getting the coach you like our not.


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My experience has been any good glass shop can repair dual pane windows...key word being "good"....replacing a dual pane window with a single pane will defeat the purpose of the dual pane to begin with. Think better insulation and less noise....Dennis


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My first fogged window happened when the coach was 3 months old back in '01. I have since then had a few repaired and now have a couple more to get fixed. It is the nature of the beast. There are two types of foggy windows, those that have fogged and repaired and those that will fog and need repaired.

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We've had two of our foggy dual pane windows worked on. One was taken out, cleaned, and reinstalled. The other was replaced with dual panes, custom cut on location. Tech told us the damage was too bad to just clean because the moisture had started crystalizing and actually scratching the glass.

I just figured this was the price to pay for dual pane windows. Others on here are confirming that.


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Suncoast Designers in Hudson, FL repaired ours. WAY less money than new windows.

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