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Old 04-13-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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$650.00 Mistake

We just paid $650.00 to have 3 thermopane windows replaced. They became fogged in a matter of days and one required new glass to be installed because of the damage. We suspected that our placing the aluminum sunshades in the thermopane windows may have been the cause. In speaking with the person installing the windows, this was confirmed. He stated you should never place the sunshades inside/behind a thermopane window as the refection of the sun dries out the seals.
Hopefully, this helps others avoid this costly mistake.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Noted, and thank you. I am probably just going to by the pull down shades, but until then I was planning on jus t using one of this fold up aluminum or foil shades. I won't now
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We just paid $650.00 to have 3 thermopane windows replaced. They became fogged in a matter of days and one required new glass to be installed because of the damage. We suspected that our placing the aluminum sunshades in the thermopane windows may have been the cause. In speaking with the person installing the windows, this was confirmed. He stated you should never place the sunshades inside/behind a thermopane window as the refection of the sun dries out the seals.
Hopefully, this helps others avoid this costly mistake.
How do I know if I have a thermopane window?

Also, I have that foil stuff between my shades and my windows, it reflects the sun's heat, but now I'm concerned they may damage my windows??
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Look down at the bottom of the window. You should be able to see a slight gap between the two pains, maybe 1/8th inch. If you have dual pane windows all should be dual except the windshield.
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How do I know if I have a thermopane window?

Also, I have that foil stuff between my shades and my windows, it reflects the sun's heat, but now I'm concerned they may damage my windows??
Hey Kent. FW can tell you all sorts of things about " Casper ". 800-322-8216.
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When I bought reflective sheeting to install on the stick house the instructions said not to use it on the inside of dual pane windows. Same goes for dual pane windows on an RV.
No such thing as "Thermopane" windows on an RV, the term is a registered trademark of a stick house window manufacturer.
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Hey Kent. FW can tell you all sorts of things about " Casper ". 800-322-8216.
I know, but I'm lazy, I was trying to take the lazy way out.
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I know, but I'm lazy, I was trying to take the lazy way out.
Do you want me to dial for you? What are friends for?
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Look down at the bottom of the window. You should be able to see a slight gap between the two pains, maybe 1/8th inch. If you have dual pane windows all should be dual except the windshield.
Got it....well, I see the side windows are tinted glass unlike the windshield, and two front side windows.....I'll look. I just put all those foil panels in between the shades and the windows last winter all the way around the coach.....what a waste of money if they are that dual pane window....not that I'm complaining, but I wish I'd know this before I did all that measuring and cutting......

You can see them in this picture.....
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Cliff, you are gonna get it one of these days! My mama always told me I was never too old for a good paddling! I may have to speak to Tallulah directly about your discipline!

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Thanks for the tips on removing or not using the foil for the RV windows. It appears that I have dual pane (thermo-pane) on the sides of the MH. Is the front windshield window dual pane? During storage, it really gets hot with the sun coming through the windshield and I am afraid of sun damage to the front vynl deck. If not, during storage could I place the foil in front of the windshield without damage. If not, what could I use to prevent the sun damage? Thanks ...........
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Use of the reflective sunscreen on any single pane window is fine. Just do not use them on double pane window. We pull the curtains on our double pane windows as we do not want anything which may reflect sun back to damage the window seals.
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Thanks for sharing the info on the aluminum reflective material. This will help alot of folks I'm sure.
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