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Old 12-05-2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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Visit to Suncoast Designers

Finally got around to getting the fogged windows fixed. Think I'm getting to be a pro at these sites between staying at Freightliner Gaffney parking lot, Newmar parking lot (old camp), and now Suncoast Designers parking lot. Pulled in Sunday, they started on it Monday morning at 7am, and 5 windows were done, installed, and I was on my way Wed afternoon, albeit a lot lighter in the wallet. Very nice job, friendly folks and a lifetime warranty. That cardboard was surprisingly efficient keeping the 42 deg Tuesday morning outside..
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i had 2 windows done last month. they started at 7:30, and were done at 10. i never even got my slides out. $562 for the passenger 3 piece, and small slider in the living room. FYI, barrington hills resort is 1/2 mile away, and thousand trails, so i hung out for 2 weeks for free
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:12 PM   #3
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I had 5 windows repaired with my Fleetwood. They did a great job.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:48 PM   #4
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Does anybody who has had Suncoast Design fix their fogged windows know what they do differently so they can offer the lifetime warranty? I guess I'm wondering why there's only one place in the entire country that offers a warranty longer than 2 years.

I'm surprised at how long it took -- unless they had to replace glass. I understand that if you let the fogging go too long, it's permanent and then you have to replace the glass. I'm pretty sure that's where I am -- permanently fogged glass now. And I have a lot more than just 5 fogged windows now.

Thanks for this report!
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I have about 6" of fogging that comes and goes on a non-working passenger front side window. Someone in the campground just told me about a great place in Arkansas to get it fixed.

I assume Suncoast Designers is in Florida?
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I have about 6" of fogging that comes and goes on a non-working passenger front side window. Someone in the campground just told me about a great place in Arkansas to get it fixed.

I assume Suncoast Designers is in Florida?
Yup, in Hudson, FL
https://suncoastdesigners.com/
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I have about 6" of fogging that comes and goes on a non-working passenger front side window. Someone in the campground just told me about a great place in Arkansas to get it fixed.

I assume Suncoast Designers is in Florida?
Check the Arkansas place's warranty. I think it's just one or two years. Except for Suncoast, 2 yrs. is the longest warranty I've seen for dual-pane glass.
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I had 4 windows replaced by Suncoast on my last coach, great people to work with but sold that unit on the same trip to Fl.. Now my 2011 Mt.Aire needs to have 2 windows done. It has frame less windows. The small crank outs are fogged, do they do this? Was at Newmar and they would only replace the whole window.
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Good question. When I communicated with RV Glass Solutions in Oregon (they also have shops in Phoenix and Tampa I think), they too wouldn't touch the frameless crank-out windows.
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Some of these look like relatively new coaches, by the signatures. How long do these windows last before fogging up?
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Well, I just had my door window fog up the other day. Fortunately, at home I'm only about an hour away from Suncoast, so when we get back from this trip to the Keys in February, I'll be paying them a visit.
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Some of these look like relatively new coaches, by the signatures. How long do these windows last before fogging up?
It seems that some last a very long time, others not so long.

My coach is a 2008 model, actually built in 2007. It's been across the lower 48 at least three times and up to Alaska and back once. In looking through its repair records I saw that one or two windows had fogged and been repaired. When we bought it in 2018, about 5 windows were very lightly fogged. And now most of the windows are fogged -- some badly.

I've read that what "kills" these window seals are changes in air-pressure -- such as driving at very high altitudes. I don't know if that's true or not. Since we bought it, it's been stored indoors and has only been out in the Sun while we've been traveling (about 5 months total in the Sun).

And apparently the seal problem isn't limited to just one brand, but shared. Our coach has Hehr windows.
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