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Old 03-27-2014, 12:55 PM   #31
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You guys are convincing me to add them to our order (if it's not too late.)

One question -- can anyone tell me if the dual panes on the Columbus are still tinted and frameless like the regular single panes?
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:03 PM   #32
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Thanks. Interior photos would give those considering this option a better understanding of what they need to do.

Love the skylight idea.
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You guys are convincing me to add them to our order (if it's not too late.)

One question -- can anyone tell me if the dual panes on the Columbus are still tinted and frameless like the regular single panes?
Boy I sure hope so. I ordered my sabre with frame less and dual pane. And I sure hope their tinted, but honestly I haven't seen any windows that weren't here recently.

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:04 PM   #34
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Ours pretty much looks like that in the pictures. Same stuff. Reflective bubble insulation from Lowes. And, for same reasons. Works well for blacking out the inside, blocking heat etc.
I had an extra silver bubble type car window sun shade, and cut it up for the sky lights and back door on our last 5er. Pretty much same stuff u used but probably a little stiffer, but hey it worked in a pinch, and we used it till the 5er was gone.!

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:09 PM   #35
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I would not buy another unit without the dual pane windows (and the artic pack) They make a HUGE difference. We have dual pane windows all around but of course the windshield is not.

On our winter trips some mornings we find a considerable thickness of ice on the inside of the windshield and none on the dual pane windows unless the temperature is less than minus 10 F. We always vent with a fan when cooking that lets off steam (like boiling pasta)

We have an electric heater with fan to point at the windshield to help melt the ice on the inside before we can leave in the morning.

I have no clue why the salesman would try and dissuade you from getting dual pane windows but on that bit of bad advice alone I would be suspicious of anything else he tells you.

And in the hot summer months - the dual pane windows do make a difference with thermal gain. Win Win.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #36
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Well, we caught the order just in time, about 2 weeks before our unit goes into production, so we added the dual pane window option to our Columbus.

Thanks everyone for helping me spend more money...

But seriously, everywhere I searched, the overwhelming majority of folks said they were definitely worth it. That many people can't be wrong, so we're very glad to be getting them.
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Boy I sure hope so. I ordered my sabre with frame less and dual pane. And I sure hope their tinted, but honestly I haven't seen any windows that weren't here recently.

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Found out they should be. Columbus dealer told me they will be tinted and frameless and will look pretty much like the single panes.
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Thanks. Interior photos would give those considering this option a better understanding of what they need to do.

Love the skylight idea.
Here are a few interior photos of the foil bubble insulation in place.

With shades pulled down.



Shades up, foil in view.




Foil can be easily removed if you prefer a view weather permitting of course. And when I say weather, I speak of no direct sun hitting the window. On the windows with screens, the screen pull out before removing the foil insulation for cross ventilation of fresh air.
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