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Old 10-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Are double pane windows worth it?

They are heavy, R-factor what maybe 1, and I'm not to sure about them being quieter. What have you all seen, the fiver I've been looking at the added cost is about $3000 or more??
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Double panes

I have had both single and double pane windows in my motorhomes. Having said that they were one of the required items on my list the last time we were looking for a new unit. On our motorhome they were a standard feature and thus we do not know a seperate price. They are helpful in the early and late seasons when heating as well as the cooling season. I also know they reduce the level of noise inside. I would definately want them on our next coach. $3000 does sound like too much to add for this item however. I would negotiate for about a 60-70% reduction of that price, not necessarily on that one item but make sure the overall cost reflects that deduction. Remember the "dealer" does not hold all the cards when you hold the "cash". Your two feet are the ultimate barginning tool, you can walk!
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I'm not sold on them as my personally experienced failure rate is to high. I would prefer double laminated safety glass seen on higher end automobiles. But since that's not an option as of now...
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Have had them in our last two and maybe three MH's. Will never buy another one without them!
They may have a low R value, but still far better then single glass. Have never had any in the MH go bad, can't say the same for the stick house although the neighbors kids with a BB gun didn't help them!
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They don't sweat and cause mold and mildew in colder weather. We like them very much.
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Would not be without them. Good for summer heat as well as winter cold, isolates outside noise better than single pane. As far as failure rate, we've been lucky, I suspect some window mfr's are more failure-prone than others.
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I know I would put double pane windows on my must have list for my next coach.

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a single pane glazed window has an approximate R-value of 0.85, while a double pane glazed window has a value of 1.5 - 2.0, a low-e double pane glazed window has a 2.4 - 3.0 rating and a low-e double pane glazed window using an argon gas fill has a 2.7 - 3.6 R-value
(From Chugach, an Alaska-based power company )
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Thanks for the input guys.
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Double pane windows in an RV......yes, absolutely
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With single pane window. Just keep several towel's handy to wipe the sweat and mold and mildew off them.

Not required on double pane.
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