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Old 01-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Awnings & Fogged Windows?

I can not help but wonder if there is a connection somehow. I bought a 06 in California with several panes having the dried up moisture to the point of making it necessary to replace rather than simply clean the glass.

I can't tell for sure if the glass needs replacing yet but I'm really sure it will as the glass is heavily coated with the inside film and appears to be really baked on.

The same situation has happened to a few houses I have very first hand knowledge about and it's always the glass that has the most sun light shining on them for the longest periods of the day.

I can't help but think if awnings had kept the direct sun off the glass if the fogging would have been less severe and took a longer period of time to show up not that it would have made it not happen at all.
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I can not help but wonder if there is a connection somehow. I bought a 06 in California with several panes having the dried up moisture to the point of making it necessary to replace rather than simply clean the glass.

I can't tell for sure if the glass needs replacing yet but I'm really sure it will as the glass is heavily coated with the inside film and appears to be really baked on.

The same situation has happened to a few houses I have very first hand knowledge about and it's always the glass that has the most sun light shining on them for the longest periods of the day.

I can't help but think if awnings had kept the direct sun off the glass if the fogging would have been less severe and took a longer period of time to show up not that it would have made it not happen at all.

Hi John,

From what you describe, your windows are toast.
The inside surfaces have been chemically etched and the panes and seals need to either be replaced or install new windows.
call Fleetwood and ask which window Mfg. made yours and the cost of new incl freight and call glass Mfg. for comparison.

There is a place in Florida called Suncoast that does a total refurb. for about $200/ window and you can stay in the RV while they refurbish.

Good Luck,
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I've read a lot of good things about them and have it in the back of my mind to pull the windows and ship them to them for whatever is needed while it's still parked inside for the winter.

The place I bought it from was supposed to be sending me the right passengers window for safety reasons and I'm kind of waiting too see how much trouble that one will be to replace. If I decided it's too much trouble there is also a place posted here in Indiana that does the same as Suncoast and they would be more in line with my travels.

Shipping them to Florida would be way more cost effective for me than driving there at this point in time.

I'm at a loss for the name of the window manufacturer at the moment but they are out of business now.
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I've read a lot of good things about them and have it in the back of my mind to pull the windows and ship them to them for whatever is needed while it's still parked inside for the winter.

The place I bought it from was supposed to be sending me the right passengers window for safety reasons and I'm kind of waiting too see how much trouble that one will be to replace. If I decided it's too much trouble there is also a place posted here in Indiana that does the same as Suncoast and they would be more in line with my travels.

Shipping them to Florida would be way more cost effective for me than driving there at this point in time.

I'm at a loss for the name of the window manufacturer at the moment but they are out of business now.
The window mfg. companies are Attwood and Se-Gi for Fleetwood products
Here's Suncoast Designers website:
Suncoast Designers, Inc. - RV/Motorcoach Services

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Atwood is most definitely not out of business. They will answer your phone and talk to you, and transfer your call to a nice lady named Barbara who knows every RV window they ever made.

New glass panes are $100-150. or possibly more depending on the size. Shipping time for mine was very quick. The actual replacment is not that hard at all.
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I'll have to admit I did not think of calling anyone else about them

That will be high up on my list today or tomorrow, Thank you.
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