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Old 02-09-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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I have been lurking for several months now and finally decided to join this sage group.
We (self, wife and Mazzie the Australian Shepherd) are new to RV's. We purchased our first (new) travel trailer a little over a year ago and have been on a fairly steep learning curve ever since. Have made many modifications (including solar, inverter, new charger, additional batteries, LED lighting, range hood noise reduction, new seat cushions, new bath fan, and a whole lot more) to the trailer. Now considering installing double pane windows ..... sigh, I keep telling myself it's only money
Our preference is dry camping on public lands (we recently visited Alabama Hills near Lone Pine California....what a wonderful place) where we can hike or peruse other recreational activities.
Other passions include whitewater boating (rafting, canoeing, and kayaking), backcountry skiing, hiking, and backpacking. Besides just being with us, Mazzie (the dog) enjoys agility and scent work.
We are not in a position that we can do this full time....yet.... but working toward it.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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Steve, Welcome to the forum and congrats on your TT and all the mods you are making. It all adds to the fun... I'm not sure if I would go as far as double pane windows, but whatever...

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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Hi Steve! Welcome to IRV2! Yep, we saw you out there lurking and wondered when you would join us! Sure glad you did! Congrats on the new rig! WOW, it sounds like you practically rebuilt it! Maybe by the time you decide to full-time you will have it just the way you want it! Have fun, keep it between the ditches, and God bless!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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Hello Steve, welcome to the forum. Sounds like some exciting improvements on your travel trailer. You might think about posting a few pictures.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Wow, you guys are sure on top of your new members. Thanks for the warm welcome.
Yea, double pane windows are expensive, but having looked at lots of other trailers, 5th wheels, Class C's, and Class A's since we bought our trailer, we still really haven't seen anything we like better.....for our present life style. Likely someday that will change, but until then ours just needs some "tweaking".
I posted a picture of our camp in the Alabama Hills. We left the next day because they started getting set up for filming scenes for a DeJango movie (DeJango Unchained) right there and it started getting a bit busy. Not sure how this works, but I assume all can see it.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #6
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Glad you joined us. Hope you enjoy the site. Congrats on the new TT and all the mods you'v done. Hope you have many funfilled miles with it. Plenty of great people here with a bunch of info so if you get stuck with something just give a shout. Of course when you see you can input on someone's problems please do and post often. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
Wow, you guys are sure on top of your new members.
Yeah, but we try not to squash 'em!! Howdy and welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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Hello and Welcome. We love it when new members join us. Sorry, your stuck with us now....lol Anyway, sounds like you are enjoying your adventures and I hope you continue to do so. Safe travels.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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Hello and welcome to iRV2 and congrats on your new rig.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #10
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Hi and "welcome:

and it is "only money"
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #11
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I can only comment on dual pane windows installed in motorhomes as that's the type of RV we own. Most motorhomes with dual pane windows are having issues/problems with the windows losing their seal and fogging up. This is not unique to any particular motorhome manufacturer and is pretty widespread throughout the industry these days. If you go to the Tiffin Forum, you're hair will stand on end as you read the threads about all the high end motorhome owners that are fed up with window fogging. Some folks are on their 2nd or 3rd set of windows and are still having fogging problems. Do yourself a big favor, take time to research and understand this problem before you spend a bunch of money on an RV with dual "pain" windows only to become extremely frustrated a year or two later!

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