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Old 11-20-2014, 12:14 AM   #1
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Replacing windows

Has anyone ever replaced the windows in their motorhome?

If you have where did you have it done? At an RV place or a regular window place?

My windows in my motor home are single pane and leak something awful. I'm considering replacing with dual pane windows. However, I'm not sure where to begin.

Looking forward to having your input.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:26 AM   #2
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Depending on where you live RV fog doctor in Searcy Arkasas is a pretty popular place. They repair fogged double pane windows. I went there with mine and the procedure they use is to make a new double pane window then send it to Memphis Tennessee to get it tempered then While in Memphis it gets DOT certified. Then they install it. I would imagine they could make new double pane windows for your coach. It would not be cheap but if you are close enough to make it worth while give them a call.
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Replacing single pane windows with double pane ones is not just adding another sheet of glass. The whole frame needs to be replaced as well as the glass due to the add'l thickness of the window pane in the track.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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Replacing single pane windows with double pane ones is not just adding another sheet of glass. The whole frame needs to be replaced as well as the glass due to the add'l thickness of the window pane in the track.
That is correct is why I recommended calling fog doctor they could tell you if it was feasible or not
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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Hi iquilt888,
Does the manufacturer of your coach have a service department? If so, will they do the replacement? I am having the manufacturer of my coach install frameless windows this winter.
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Complete RV windows are pretty simple to replace - I've done them myself. But if your windows are leaking water, they need to be re-installed with proper sealant rather than replacing them. Mostly takes a roll of butyl sealing tape, some solvent for cleaning up the mating surfaces, and some time. Any handyman can do it. You can find videos of the procedure on You Tube.
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Do you find that double-pane windows are worth it? They all seem too leak and fog eventually. Hard too find rigs in my price range with them. Not sure if I should be a stickler on this option... I don't plan on camping in Tahoe during the winter...😜
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:19 AM   #8
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RVFogDr. Highly recommended. Did our windshield and door window. Full hookups while you wait. Free wifi, smiling faces.

I would replace single with double pane in a heartbeat if financially feasable.

1) Really better insulation qualities. When you have a lot of glass raditiaon loss at night can be excessive.

2) Temperature and humidity differences will make single panes sweat on the inside, freeze/frost up on the outside and leak water into your walls... not a good thing.
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