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Old 01-23-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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During the "snowmageddon" here on the east coast, I decided to use my RV in the driveway as an emergency shelter. So, when our family went out there last night (just to test it out), I noticed the windows have a draft. There is no obvious gap in the seals (this is a 2015 356QBQ 5th wheel unit) The glass is single pane.
So, I was wondering if there is a simple and cheap way that looks good that I could upgrade my windows for the future so the coach is better insulated?. I am sure most of the heat loss is coming from the windows. Any ideas?
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #2
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I have read where some folks have used the plastic sheets you can use a hair dryer on that tightens up, can not remember what they are called. we went with the dual pane on our Cedar Creek and very happy we did.
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:29 PM   #3
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We are going this weekend and temps have been in the upper twenties for the last two days. We have three electric heaters running with the main furnace coming once per hour. Our next unit will definitely have dual pane windows and upgraded insulation. These fivers don't hold heat well and feel drafty.
Our camping neighbor has a class A DP and isn't having any troubles with drafts and is only using his furnace.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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I wonder what the cost would be to install dual pane windows in a camper you have already brought


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Old 01-23-2016, 10:12 PM   #5
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5K was what I was told


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Old 01-24-2016, 04:00 AM   #6
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I wonder what the cost would be to install dual pane windows in a camper you have already brought

I wondered the same thing. Our windows are a huge source of heat transfer. I hate it.

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5K was what I was told

Youch. Ok, maybe my next camper will have them...
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:45 AM   #7
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I thought some camper Windows have a vent hole stamped into the aluminum frame at the bottom to allow for ventilation. I know my 2014 Coachman has them. So tempting to put some black RTV over those slots to seal it up.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:52 AM   #8
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As far as the shrink wrap plastic I have sen this recommended on the RV windows as well to help seal things up, but you need a window that has a flange or whatever it is called to make the seal after the wrap is double sided taped to the wall. My windows are flush with the wall so it would not work.

I have also wondered the double pane windows but they seem to be another controversial topic of whether they actually make a difference compared to the junk insulation through out the rest of the trailer.
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I thought some camper Windows have a vent hole stamped into the aluminum frame at the bottom to allow for ventilation. I know my 2014 Coachman has them. So tempting to put some black RTV over those slots to seal it up.
If you are talking about the holes at the bottom of the exterior of the frames, those are for drainage.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #10
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We just got a Sunseeker 2290S and went camping in 10 degree lows. We nearly froze our butts off. The cold comes right through those single pane windows. I found this stuff on Amazon and cut it so it fits snug in the window opening and it really helps to keep the heat in.
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