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Old 01-27-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Thermal, Dual or Double Pane Windows

When it comes to full-time traveling in the western states, are dual pane windows a must have?

We're going full-time in about 1.5 years, and will be buying a fifth wheel.
We're just starting to narrow the field of contenders and forming a short list of must have features.
Of the many RVs we've owned up until now, we've never opted for dual pane windows. Now that we're going full-time, would you put them on the must have list, and rule out trailers that aren't offered with them?
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My last fiver had and current coach has dual pane , in any hot/cold area if you want to be comfortable you don't want to be without them .
They help keep heat in or out depending on the season.
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Not only do they help with cold/heat, but also help to reduce noise from outside. I wouldn't buy a rig without them. To bad that our front windshield can't be dual pane - but that is one of the givens with a motorhome. You quickly learn how to cover them to reduce heat/cold coming in - - and when to remove coverings on cold mornings to help heat up the coach!
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:56 PM   #4
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No, they are not a "must have". They are nice though.
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No, they are not a "must have". They are nice though.


I wouldn’t own a rig that didn’t have them
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Not if you chase 70 degrees. I have had both and will never have a coach without them. You won't find them in entry level RVs.
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I wouldn’t own a rig that didn’t have them
There was a time before these items were so available. I wonder how the species was even able to survive. 😉
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Not if you chase 70 degrees. I have had both and will never have a coach without them. You won't find them in entry level RVs.
Agree. You don't want an entry level RV if full-time. There is plenty of maintenance on these rigs, so quality matters (plus good insulation).
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There was a time before these items were so available. I wonder how the species was even able to survive. 😉
My parents full timed in the 80s. They had towels long the bottom of every window to soak up the water that condensed on those cold panes of glass.
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Must have. Especially if full timing. You can chase the weather but it doesn't always cooperate.
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Fulltimed in 3 rvs. First 2 had dual pane, current Renegade Verona did not offer them. Like others have indicated....no comparison.....will never get single pane again.
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I agree. Two of my previous Class A motorhomes had dual pane windows. My current Class C has dual pane windows. It was a 'must have' when we were shopping for this one. I would not buy a motorhome without them.
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I would never buy ANY rig for fulltiming without double-pane windows!
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Double pane is the only way to go.
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