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Old 05-31-2015, 04:51 AM   #1
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Foggy RV side windows

In November of 2012 we were in Phoenix Arizona, the side windows on our 2008 Newmar were fogged up so bad it was becoming a safety issue not being able to see our mirrors. Wile we were at the RV resort we encountered a company called Glass Commander replacing an RV windshield across the road. After talking with the technician he said he would come over and take a look at our windows and give us a free quote. I was impressed by how friendly, knowledgeable, and honest they seemed to be. After getting the quote and looking at Glass Commander on Facebook, I talked to several of our neighbors in the park who said they had work done by Glass Commander and highly recommended them. I called and set an appointment, they showed up on the day and time frame we scheduled with them. Again they were very friendly and seemed to be very detailed in the work they were doing on our windows. We had the pilot, copilot, and door windows done, there was an extreme difference and we were beyond thrilled with the results. In January 2013 wile attending a birthday party at our friends in an RV park in Mesa Arizona, there was another glass company from Mesa in the park who said they repaired the foggy windows, and their quote was less. To try and make a long story short, we scheduled an appointment with them to have four other windows done, hey save almost $200.00, I was ok with that. The company from Mesa did not show up or even call us, I had to call them, after four calls and three no shows, the finally came, did the work in half the time took the first company, and less expense, this is good right?, WRONG! I got what I paid for.

Here's the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

The Good,
Glass Commander in Surprise Arizona, almost three years now and windows still look brand new. We highly recommend them, and we will use only Glass Commander, even though we have to wait until winter when we go back to Arizona to have work done. We already called and scheduled an appointment for them to redo the windows that the other company from Mesa did not do right and did not warranty.

The Bad,
With in 6-8 months the windows done by the company out of Mesa were all getting fogged up again, they said there is a two year warranty, so we contacted the company in Mesa to have them warranty their work and set an appointment for when we came back to Arizona in November 2013. Again after many, many calls, (they said they were very busy), and many no shows, we tried again in late 2014 and early 2015 to have the windows redone under their two year warranty. Finally after two years of waiting, on February 21st, the glass company from Mesa shows up and we got a big surprise, he said, "sorry sir but we did your windows on February 12th, 2013, they are out of the warranty, but we can fix them again for you and give you another two year warranty". Needless to say there were a few choice words that came across my lips.

The Ugly,
Our windows, they are just ugly.

Bottom line, you get what you pay for.
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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Thanks for this story. I have a side window I need fixed and will think carefully before I get it repaired.


Does anyone know why these fail? Is it the movement of the MH going down the road? Just wondered. We only have the passenger side window and hope the rest don't do it.
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Suncoast in FL. has a 10 year prorated warranty on their work.

So far I have had them do 2 of my windows over the last 4 years.
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Suncoast in FL. has a 10 year prorated warranty on their work.

So far I have had them do 2 of my windows over the last 4 years.

These guys appear to be the " gold standard" for duel pane window repair. I had 2 done in '10 and they are still as new.


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Thanks for this story. I have a side window I need fixed and will think carefully before I get it repaired.


Does anyone know why these fail? Is it the movement of the MH going down the road? Just wondered. We only have the passenger side window and hope the rest don't do it.
I was told from a factory rep. that it is pressure change from low to high altitude. It sounds reasonable to me. We had no problem until we started going out west to the high altitudes. We now have four foggy windows.
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The guys at Glass Commander in Arizona did an excellent job on our foggy windows about three years ago, we have scheduled with them to do four more when we go back to Phoenix in November. When they did the first three windows, the technician said there are several reasons why the seals fail in the windows. They told us a lot of the seals are very thin on the part that glues them together, also altitude and pressure changes, and I thought this was kind of funny, but they also told us that driving an RV down the road is equal to a 5.0 earthquake in our house and that RVs age in dog years. You can find their phone number on their Facebook page or Google. We really can't say enough about how well they treated us, how great of a job they did, and they came to us and did our windows rite there in the RV park so we didn't have to unhook and pack up and go some where to have the work done. The wife and I even got an extra round of golf in while they were repairing the windows.
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