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Old 01-17-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Replacing the single pane with dual pane glass

Anyone done it ?

The cold intrusion/heat loss is a primary concern right now but summer time heat intrusion/cold loss
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #2
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I think most folks just cover the windows- using Reflectix is the most effective but blacks out the interior.

We were surprised how much adding curtains made a difference.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:24 PM   #3
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The r-value for single pane is about 0.9. Double pane is about 1.75. For the time and expense there are better methods. In the 70s we used shrink wrap to create an air space. It is the air space that creates the insulation. Good curtains can mimic that air space.
Placing reflective bubble wrap is a waste of money without an air space.
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Placing reflective bubble wrap is a waste of money without an air space.
Maybe, maybe not. I can tell you that in practice- it makes a huge difference in hot and cold weather for me.
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Has anyone tried plain bubble wrap? I know you can get it with the smaller bubbles and put a double layer so it doesn't cut down so much on the light from the windows.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:06 PM   #6
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Maybe, maybe not. I can tell you that in practice- it makes a huge difference in hot and cold weather for me.


In hot weather you gain the benefit of reflecting the sunlight. Aluminum foil will perform exactly the same for $5.00.

Cardboard will perform exactly the same.
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For the cost, I'd 3m film it, like my house, for cold weather. Otherwise to me not worth the cost vs benefit.
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I was talked out of ordering the dual pane windows due to the extra 300 lbs. the dual pane windows weighed. I just didn't have the extra capacity.
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While in Indiana at the frog rally, I replaced all my single to dual pane and am glad I did.
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I was talked out of ordering the dual pane windows due to the extra 300 lbs. the dual pane windows weighed. I just didn't have the extra capacity.
300 lbs ! Yikes.
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While in Indiana at the frog rally, I replaced all my single to dual pane and am glad I did.

Whered you get the windows and who did the work? And ballpark cost?

This is something Ive definitely put on my want list!
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Oops, sorry for the slow response ependydad,
They were ordered through the cedar Creek factory stock and I got 10 windows and cost $3400 including labor and channel seals. 1st choice rv in Goshen Indiana did the install.
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