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DWeikert

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Posted: 12/03/19 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the Dometic dual pane windows on my Northstar. I've camped in temperatures in the teens and was very impressed at how well they kept the cold out. If, for whatever reason, I got another camper I'd get the same windows.


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Posted: 12/03/19 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had two campers with dual pane windows and none failed.
Dual panes reduce condensation, reduce outside noise and provide greater temperature comfort.
BUT, dual panes add additional weight to the camper.


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Posted: 12/03/19 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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My camper doesn't have thermal pane windows so I made a storm window for the windows I want to see out. Just bought a piece of acrylic then cut/sanded it to fit inside the window frame. But a piece of foam seal around the edge then tape it in place when I want to use it. The rear one by the back door hasn't been removed in 3 years. The large dinette window gets removed in the spring when I want to open the window, it is removed and stored behind the dinette cushion. While it isn't exactly dual pane, it does virtually stops the condensation, definitely stops the cold draft, and rarely fogs up.

For the ones I don't care about seeing through or want light in, I just cut/sand a piece of 1/2" foam board. Even better than the acrylic.

When boondocking down to 0* F, these mods sure makes it a lot more enjoyable.


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bighatnohorse wrote:

I've had two campers with dual pane windows and none failed.
Dual panes reduce condensation, reduce outside noise and provide greater temperature comfort.
BUT, dual panes add additional weight to the camper.

My Dometic windows are plastic. I suspect they actually weigh less than a single pane glass window.

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I wouldn’t consider an RV without dual pane windows. I have had both.

The noise and condensation alone make it worth it.

All the failures you hear about are almost always SEGI (bankrupt) in the 2000s.
They had a near 100% failure rate and almost everybody used them except higher end brands.


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MMM...good debate so far. I have had singles, a front window, single pane door, storms and dual panes. Glad to see the diversity of opinion. I only wanted to see your experience with what you have had and this is good info for this time of year...Me personally had no issues with fogging. I once stayed overnight at Timberline lodge where it was -50 wind chill overnight...It defiantly helped on that trip from my observations.

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Posted: 12/04/19 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DWeikert wrote:

bighatnohorse wrote:

I've had two campers with dual pane windows and none failed.
Dual panes reduce condensation, reduce outside noise and provide greater temperature comfort.
BUT, dual panes add additional weight to the camper.

My Dometic windows are plastic. I suspect they actually weigh less than a single pane glass window.


They do weigh less. And the Dometic/Seitz dual pane windows help a lot with heat loss. Plus, they have built-in screens/shades and an opening system that is far better than other RV windows I'm aware of.

Yes, I own a pop-up with insulated fabric. Yes, there's heat loss. And yes, every little bit of insulation, including dual-pane windows helps keep that heat loss down.

Mine have never leaked in 15 years.

My 2 cents.


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Posted: 12/04/19 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our last two campers have had dual pane windows and we like them over the single pane of the past. Arctic Fox used to a have storm window option but you could not open your windows with them in place. I think these would provide even better temperature and sound insulation but the hassle was not worth trying them.


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We are also a fan of dual pane windows. Besides insulation and sound reduction we really like the reduction in condensation. We do a lot of camping in the PNW, think cool and wet, and moisture is an ever present issue. The camper door windows (single pane) tend to fog up a lot when cooking etc. It is relatively easy to keep the dual pane windows clear.

7 years and no failures after some pretty rough roads

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