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Old 04-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Question Thermopane Windows?

Hi all - picking up our 2012 Silverback 35QB4 in just under a month. We live in the Foothills of the Rockies in Alberta and camp from May through the end of September, and the majority of our camping is in the mountains. May and September in particular can get quite cold and snow is definitely not unheard of...we have no experience with Thermopane windows. The dealer has advised that it is about a six hundred pound addition with these windows...now I'm second guessing if it was the right decision...

Tell me - do they make that much difference in retaining heat in the cold weather, and in keeping out the heat in the summer?

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Old 04-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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We have them on our 29re. We love them less drafts and makes the inside seem quieter.as far a weight it only added about 250lbs to our trailer. 600lbs seems like a lot but maybe the dealer did not really know, which happens
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We've had thermopanes in every Cedar Creek fiver we have owned (3 & 4th on the way). I think your dealer may be exaggerating a bit on the weight addition. Big addition is the expense, I'm looking at my invoice for our new 2013 Cedar Creek, 1400.00 option. If you live and camp up north like we do (Montana) it definitly adds to your comfort when it's below freezing outside.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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The difference we see in them is the condensation that can build up on the inside of single pane windows. If it gets too heavy and runs down the walls you can have serious damage to the walls or floors over time.
They really help to keep out the noise and the temperature difference in any season is quite noticeable. They are worth the price and the few extra pounds you'll lose in carrying capacity.
You won't regret adding them to your coach. Happy camping.
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We ordered our Sabre with them. Well worth the $1200 IMHO.
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We've had thermopanes in every Cedar Creek fiver we have owned (3 & 4th on the way). I think your dealer may be exaggerating a bit on the weight addition. Big addition is the expense, I'm looking at my invoice for our new 2013 Cedar Creek, 1400.00 option. If you live and camp up north like we do (Montana) it definitly adds to your comfort when it's below freezing outside.
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What a beautiful Creek! Ours is soon to be 3 months old. We just put it into the shop with a shattered window in the dining slide. We have a few issues, mostly quality related and hopefully easily fixed. We enjoy using our new Creek. How do you tell if your windows are in fact "Thermo Pane" vice double pane?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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Thickness, no condensation and on a couple of our Creeks it said Thermal pane in corners of windows.
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Yes get them, especially where we live! In the winter we've had inch thick ice on the front windshield, (we have a motor home) and none on the thermopane windows. yes we camp year round. Getbthe arctic packs as well. Where we are freezing temperatures can happen in any month, particularly if you head West.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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By all means get the thermopane windows, we just purchased a 36b4 Cedar Creek and made sure we went with that option as our previous Montana did not have these windows. Less condensation, cooler inside temps in the summer and warmer inside temps in the winter make this an option you should go with.
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Given a choice - I'd definitely choose thermo-pane windows. For the reasons stated above they are superior.


We have thermo pane windows in our new camper and we're very happy. The coach is quieter and warmer in cold conditions.

We've only used the new RV 4 nights, but the differences are noticeable. 29 degrees was not so bad.

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