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Old 06-02-2016, 05:42 AM   #1
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Front side windows fogging up

Our front side windows have fog up making it a little hard to see out of the rear view mirrors, would like to repair without replacing, any suggestions?
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:20 AM   #2
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The down'n'dirty solution is to use a burr (abrasive) drill bit and drill a small hole through one pane of each window.
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There are several places that will take the double pane windows apart, clean them, and reseal. Just google Foggy RV Windows and you will see several places listed. We have the same problem and plan to go to RVFogDr in Arkansas.
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:31 AM   #4
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I had 5 windows that were fogged. 2 on driver side,2 on passenger side and 1 on slide. Bought these items and did it myself. So far so good. Took me less than a week to do all 5 and have material to do a few more.Many windows uses the 3/16 spacer I needed the 1/4.

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The down'n'dirty solution is to use a burr (abrasive) drill bit and drill a small hole through one pane of each window.

I didn't know you could drill a hole in tempered glass without shattering it.
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Our front side windows have fog up making it a little hard to see out of the rear view mirrors, would like to repair without replacing, any suggestions?

As others have stated best way is to take apart clean and reseal.
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UNLESS the interior side of the glass is etched - then you replace.. $300-500 each....
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These people did a good job on our fogged MH windows Suncoast Designers | RV Window Repair Specialists in Hudson, FL

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Here is a post I did last year after repairing 3 of my windows myself.

Don't wait too long

Not a hard job and pretty economic.
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Several DIY how-to articles already written, so no point repeating my experience completely.

If you are up for doing it yourself, it's not that bad a job. The window assembly will need to be removed from the coach and completely disassembled but there's no magic required in any process. A utility knife will cut the sealant allowing the inner and outer panels to be separated much easier than you would think.

2 of the window panes I did were pretty badly etched. I just cleaned them best possible and reassembled. Results are WAY better than when I started and still in use 2 years later. Etching not that noticeable.

After doing a lot of reading on the topic, I did NOT attempt to get a 100% seal between the 2 layers of glass when reassembling. Purposely left room for any moisture to drain from the bottom using 1/2" gaps at front and rear edges of the bottom.

I bought the special sealants suggested by many, but honestly don't believe there is a lot of difference between them and a good quality silicone available everywhere.

One of the most difficult things I ran into was getting the stupid pull handles off the sliding sections! These WILL require some patience, so plan your time accordingly.

Last, of note as well, is that these window assemblies were all due to be removed anyway. I didn't find any damage, but the original factory sealants had all pretty much had it. I was glad for the chance to R&R the windows even if they had not been fogged. -Al
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mine is fogged in the entry door. I cannot figure out how to get the window class out. Took the inside of the door off, but the glass apparently comes out from the outside. Black sealer holding the window sealed to the door but several apparent metal clips holding it in place. I cannot figure how to remove the window without the danger breaking it. Pretty sure I can do the re-seal on the glass, but getting to it!! grrrr!
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is this an eastern problem?? why I ask is I just got a coach that was in florida

fogged windows..never have seen or heard of the problem in vegas...

but heres the deal...when I bought it it came straight from florida..
the drive home from phoenix I could barley see out... it the driver side window

I have had it out setting in the direct sun.. and every day the window is clearer

so is it just moisture trapped in between the glass??high humidity area problem???

when I first got it it was something to do right away.... now I'm gonna see....
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If there is moisture between the panes it will cause etching of the glass. Wait too long and it is not reversible.
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