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Posted: 02/21/21 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a Pinnacle with single pane windows. Our previous fifth wheel had dual pane. After 4 or 5 seasons they started to fog. They are not comparable to a sealed window you have in your home and as stated are just 2 panes of glass. I think they do help some which is common sense but we didn't want them again. We've had our Pinnacle out on some really hot days and I did have to close the shades where the sun hit the windows. We didn't have any problems keeping it cool.

Look up the Josh the RV Nerd at Haylett RV in Michigan. He has some really interesting videos, including one on the dual pane windows. He is also a Jayco dealer.

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WE have a Jayco Eagle HT 28.5 on order. While we were thinking about the dual pane windows, once we found out that they weren't sealed, it really was not the $$ in our opinion. Talking to others, it sounds like the dual pane does more to prevent some moisture on the interior of window on cold days.

As for the additional trailer, as long as it is small / light, I dont think you will have a problem.


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Hmmmmm. My Arctic Fox is 10 years old and the dual pane windows are holding up very well. Not sure if they're sealed like the ones at home. But, no evidence of fogging or water leaking between panes.


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1600 pounds of cargo capacity? That would be a deal breaker for me. By the time you fill the fresh tank, add a couple batteries and fill the propane there isn't much left for food, clothes, tools, BBQ, chairs, beer etc etc...


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Can't comment on that specific floorplan, but of the 5 RVs I've had in my life, 4 have been Jaycos. Started with a HTT a long time ago, had 2 TTs, went to another brand, and when the time came to get a 5er, went right back to Jayco. Obviously I'm a big fan.


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timn wrote:

Salesman said this model had really good insulation.


Sure he did. What was he supposed to say? This model has really bad insulation?

Fact is it has the same or close to same insulation as just about everything else out there that rolls out of Indiana. Sidewalls are 1-3/8" beaded foam that may get R7 on a good day. Anywhere they use fiberglass Batts such as Roof and front cap will just be thrown in by some fast moving worker with plenty of gaps and sloppy workmanship.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

timn wrote:

Ok we have been looking for a new 5th wheel that is small enough to pull a utility trailer behind with our sxs.

So you will be pulling TWO TRAILERS ?

You had better have a goo welder re-enforce the frame on that 5er !


Jayco rates the hitch for 3000/300 pounds and includes the electric connector and safety chain loops. A small utility trailer shouldn't be a big deal.

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