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Old 04-27-2019, 03:09 PM   #15
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Totally agree with Podivin. The glass would not damage the spacer perhaps HE damaged it. Even then, any competent shop with experience doing dual pane windows should be able to handle it. I would go take a look at it, listen to his spiel, and if no boss/owner to appeal to I would "thank you very much" and take it to another shop.
I agree Paul; they are not insulated(vacuum windows) they are simply 2 glass panes in the same frame. The center divider is also a desiccant to absorb moisture that may find its way between the panes. It is available from Winnebago the best I remember.
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I agree Paul; they are not insulated(vacuum windows) they are simply 2 glass panes in the same frame. The center divider is also a desiccant to absorb moisture that may find its way between the panes. It is available from Winnebago the best I remember.
Not true. Glass lites separated by a spacer and
sealed at the perimeter is the definition of insulated glass. Very few, if any, insulated glass windows used in RV's are filled with anything but air. Most new insulated residential windows are now argon filled and a few are filled with either krypton or xenon. The remainder are still air filled. Vacuum insulated glass is just becoming available in a few residential windows but is limited to very small glass lites. Glass is very flexible and the vacuum makes larger lites touch in the center, which is very visible. Lots of R&D going on with the window manufacturers but there is a lot to overcome to make vacuum work. Besides, there's not much benefit using a vacuum over a good inert gas. The vacuum requires thicker glass which exceeds the cost of an inert gas.
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Not true. Glass lites separated by a spacer and
sealed at the perimeter is the definition of insulated glass. Very few, if any, insulated glass windows used in RV's are filled with anything but air. Most new insulated residential windows are now argon filled and a few are filled with either krypton or xenon. The remainder are still air filled. Vacuum insulated glass is just becoming available in a few residential windows but is limited to very small glass lites. Glass is very flexible and the vacuum makes larger lites touch in the center, which is very visible. Lots of R&D going on with the window manufacturers but there is a lot to overcome to make vacuum work. Besides, there's not much benefit using a vacuum over a good inert gas. The vacuum requires thicker glass which exceeds the cost of an inert gas.
Good catch! I stand corrected, still air is an insulator.
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To finish up the thread... The window was repaired and is now installed back in the motorhome. The glass shop that I took the window to closed/was sold in the middle of the process. They had taken the window apart and ordered materials, so a different glass company then ended up assembling the unit back together. The finished product was satisfactory. Cost for the window rebuild was $235, seemed high to me, but I just wanted to get it done.

To no surprise at all to me, I screwed up the day/night shade when trying to re-install it, so, while one "big" item has been removed from my To Do list, a smaller item now replaces it. I don't believe I will even attempt to fix the blind myself, as I don't have the patience to mess with it, and would much rather pay to have it fixed.

Thank you for the help/ideas in this thread.
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As far as the original problem with the latch broken, when I bought my 2002 journey I had the same latch broken. I drove from Mesa to Yuma and while visiting with my family the darn latch on the door broke and couldn't be opened... Wow, what luck! I climbed into the window and opened the door,got the latch assembly out,ran down the part and fixed the door . That latch is still broke and will stay that way. Glad you got yours fixed.
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Excellent RV glass repairs

I highly recommend RV Glass Solutions.
They have four facilities in the U.S. Florida, Arizona, Michigan, and Oregon.

Insurance sent us there to have our Forza windshield replaced. They were amazing. Incredibly professional. Certainly the best service I have encountered for anything since 1976.

Spent time with a couple who were there having eight side windows replaced on a twenty year-old Bounder. It cost them two thousand dollars and looked great.

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X 2 rv glass solutions replaced 12 side windows in Oregon very happy $4600, Going to need windshield soon crack forming.
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dirt33, I have the same coach but an 04. My entry door dual pane glass was fogged when I bought it, had RV Glass in Phoenix replace it with another dual pane unit. It lasted just over two years and it fogged up. I then had a guy in Riverside, CA replace it again. It fogged up, so this time I went to RV Glass Solutions in Coburg, OR and had them install a single tempered glass. It is as thick, or very close to it as the original dual pane. The thermal difference between the dual pane and the thicker one piece is minimal. I tjhink I paid about $300.
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Thank you for the info doorguy, I appreciate it.
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