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Old 04-21-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Thermopane Windows - Worth the upgrade?

Designing my ideal 8289WS and was considering the Thermopane windows. Are they worth the upgrade? Are they beneficial in both heat and cold?

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:04 PM   #2
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Yes worth it and more efficiant. Another huge beneift is no condensation, dampness, black mold...
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:21 PM   #3
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They call them Thermo Pane but they're not like residential...they're dual pane. Still better than normal RV windows or heat, cold, condensation and noise reduction.


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Old 04-21-2015, 10:35 PM   #4
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Absolutely worth the price.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:20 PM   #5
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That's great to hear, thank you so much!!
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:36 PM   #6
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I upgraded my order to include the double pane windows. Even at $1300 bucks or so, it is so worth it as there are so many windows and a patio door in my model.

Imagine ordering single pane windows for your house. Well, I live in Wisconsin, so that probably speaks for itself.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:16 AM   #7
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We ordered ours with the dual pane windows and they are definately worth the extra $.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:26 AM   #8
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My brother-in-law bought a used Allegro bus with dual pane windows and had to replace most of them because moisture got between the window panes. Total cost over $5,000.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:32 AM   #9
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We've had dual panes in the last 2 fivers. Besides all the advantages mentioned, the campground noise is greatly reduced by the dual panes. I would propose that the previous post about moisture between panes is definitely not the norm. 8 years of dual panes and no issue with moisture inbetween the panes.
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We've had dual panes in the last 2 fivers. Besides all the advantages mentioned, the campground noise is greatly reduced by the dual panes. I would propose that the previous post about moisture between panes is definitely not the norm. 8 years of dual panes and no issue with moisture inbetween the panes.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:03 PM   #11
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I ditto everything in the quote. Bought my third 5th wheel off the lot without thermopanes -- big mistake (along with a few others)
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:03 AM   #12
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If your trailer comes standard with the newer frameless windows (which look very nice) then I would reconsider thermo windows which are framed windows. We had thermo windows on our last trailer. Won't waste my money again. We camped all over the U.S. in snow and hot desert. Just remember the R- rating on glass is next to nothing and the separation on the thermo glass is almost negligible. And don't kid yourself it doesn't reduce the outside noise enough to spend that much extra money.

One thing I've noticed on the newer light weight 5th wheelers is that Forest River is really skimping on the CCC weights. On your unit your extra carry weight is just over 1200 pounds. That's really low for a 5th wheeler.
Good luck on your decisions....
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