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Old 12-17-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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Dual Pane versus Single pane windows?

Have to also make a decision about dual windows versus single pane for the class C rig. Any thoughts? I am strongly in favor of dual pane because of inside condensation, keeping heat when and cold when hot in the couch and the reduction of outside sound noise. I also have 2 golden retrievers which I am concerned about leaving in the RV while I am out. Any thoughts and experiences greatly appreciated. Finally, there are a few uses out there such as "dual glazed" or "thermo windows" are they the same as real dual pane or is there a difference. My understanding is dual pane there are two windows with a "space between them? Am I right in this regard? Thanks
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Have to also make a decision about dual windows versus single pane for the class C rig. Any thoughts? I am strongly in favor of dual pane because of inside condensation, keeping heat when and cold when hot in the couch and the reduction of outside sound noise. I also have 2 golden retrievers which I am concerned about leaving in the RV while I am out. Any thoughts and experiences greatly appreciated. Finally, there are a few uses out there such as "dual glazed" or "thermo windows" are they the same as real dual pane or is there a difference. My understanding is dual pane there are two windows with a "space between them? Am I right in this regard? Thanks
We have dual pane and they are great for all the reasons you have pointed out. IMHO the lack of condensation and low noise transfer make them mandatory. Mine have two panes of glass with a gap between, presumably filled with an inert gas. Also seem to get better privacy with the tinted dual pane, more reflection outside.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
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As noted above, dual paned are two pieces of glass. The only problem is eventually some will be compromised. We've had tow coaches with dual pane windows and both have had window become compromised.
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Thanks guys!

What about the "wording" though, how many ways can you say dual pane without saying dual pane. Is what they call the windows "dual glazed" and Thermo pane" the same thing as dual pane or something else? Thanks
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Haven't had a MH since the '98 Santara that had single pane windows and that's three MH's ago.
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Pros: Dual panes reduce noise and reduce heat gain/loss. Less condensation.

Cons: The seals of the glass panes to the spacer can fail causing the inside surfaces of the dual pane window to stop being perfectly clear.

Resolution under warranty is to have a dealer totally replace the window .

Once out of warranty, a cheaper resolution is to have a one day all day repair where a specialist removes the window, repairs the seal, and reinstall at a cost of about $ 200 per window, plus the cost of travel and cost of time to drive to the specialist's location.
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Tell us what you think it means. You are a wording expert from your handle.
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LOL... you mean what "is is"? Not my cup of tea, but actually that can be figured out if you know the difference between "intent" (criminal) and "whoops" (nothing) but that is why I want to start RVing

I am talking about different words which may or may not be the same thing. For example, if you look at 2017 Fleetwood Jamboree you will see "double glazed windows" and some other manufactures use the term "Thermo pane". Is that the same thing using different words to describe double (dual) pane windows with the gaps between them?
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I don't believe any are really filled with a inert gas. I had both front cockpit windows repaired to remove the fogging that had become a hazard in the sun and at night.


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LOL... you mean what "is is"? Not my cup of tea, but actually that can be figured out if you know the difference between "intent" (criminal) and "whoops" (nothing) but that is why I want to start RVing



I am talking about different words which may or may not be the same thing. For example, if you look at 2017 Fleetwood Jamboree you will see "double glazed windows" and some other manufactures use the term "Thermo pane". Is that the same thing using different words to describe double (dual) pane windows with the gaps between them?

Dual pane is and should be the same as double glazed. Thermo pane should be something different but doubt that it is. Regardless they are quieter if is a option and knowing sometime they may fail, I would still get them.


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I'm not sure if RV windows are the same as residential but the dual panes in houses for the last 15 years or so have been filled with argon gas. It's supposed to insulate slightly better than regular air. I personally think it's more of a marketing gimmick but who knows? When a argon filled seal fails the moisture stains take on an almost purple metallic look whereas regular air just fogs with mineral deposits.

I had double pane glass on my first TT and didn't realize how nice it was. The condensation in an RV is totally out of control. Dual pane/thermal pane windows will be an absolute must have on any high end coach that I spend extended time in.
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Thermopane is a trademarked item, dual pane is not. Same windows.

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This is my third motorhome with dual pane windows. I would not buy an RV without dual panes. I have never had a problem or failure with any of them.
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You guys are all great and thanks for your responses. For me dual panes are a must too regardless of the downside. Plan on spending months in the rig at a time. I have heard of the trademark issue so that explains the use of different words to describe the same thing, sort of. The RV industry as a whole is a marketing nightmare from the consumers point of view, just saying.
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