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Old 08-08-2016, 05:44 AM   #1
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How are your thermal pane Windows holding up?

Getting close to ordering a 2017 Pinnicle. I have been reading threads with most people saying they love them. The dealer is trying to talk me out of them saying they are junk and all will fail over time and no he knows I will be doing an order not buying from the lot. He also is saying that jayco does not warranty their dual pane Windows. I have not confirmed this with jayco though. So my question is for those who have these Windows, how have they held up for you? Love all the pros of having them, but I know if they leak your going to have foggy Windows and as I'm seeing it's a costly repair. Yes we will be doing late fall and early winter camping In Michigan. Nights can get down to the teens. Tia, chris
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:59 AM   #2
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Verify that all the windows will be thermal. I have read that only sliding windows can be thermal not tilt out. Could be bad info but I would make sure. I have a small number of friends who have had to start replacing windows due to bad seals after 5-6 years.

There could be improvements in construction methods since then but from what I see, things are getting cheaper built not better.

They add some weight to the rig if that is a consideration.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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We ordered our 2011 fifth wheel with dual pane windows and have towed it over 50,000 miles. So far, there have been no issues with fogging. Our windows are made by Kinro.

I do expect that eventually they will fog but I hope to find a do it yourself cure for the problem.

With respect to the warranty, Jayco advertises a 2 year bumper to bumper warranty and I can't imagine that the windows are excluded from that.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:29 AM   #4
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I love mine. This is the first coach I've had with them. We always has condensate issues on the single pane windows in the cold northwest wet weather. I love these. They most certainly are covered under my warranty. For anything a single pane would be...

They are a relatively expensive option that many dealers skip to keep the price down on floored models. Mine does too.

I think the expectations of them keeping the coach cool in extreme hot weather may also be the cause as I don't think they change the insulation value significantly and may not help as much as someone spending a couple grand may expect them too. So it's an easier out for the dealer with a customer who is hot if they don't have them in the equation..

I was custom ordering. My dealer suggested I skip them as well and save the money but when we talked about condensation inside on cold mornings he said they would be beneficial in that scenario. I figured I was so far into configuring this coach why skimp..

He did also mention they add weight.

The tilt put windows are all thermal. Every window came with a sticker identifying them as such


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Old 08-08-2016, 06:48 AM   #5
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Love ours as well. JAYCO warrants them for the 2 years just like everything else and the frameless tilt out are thermal.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:36 AM   #6
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We had the dual pane windows in our 2007 Cameo and just last year the rear window started fogging up on a regular basis. We traded for the 2016 Pinnacle & the salesman talked us out of the dual pane windows when we ordered the unit. There is definitely a noticeable difference and wished we had purchased them.

When the 2007 Cameo was broken into, they broke one of the dual pane windows and it took time to get a replacement in.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:23 AM   #7
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When we ordered our trailer the salesman really did not want to order the dual pane windows; from comments, this reluctance seems to be common. I guess as others have said it adds too much to the price and makes it more difficult to sell in the event the deal on the ordered trailer falls through.

Seems like the dealer might like the additional profit that dual pane windows cause, however.
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We ordered our 2011 fifth wheel with dual pane windows and have towed it over 50,000 miles. So far, there have been no issues with fogging. Our windows are made by Kinro.
Ditto on our 2012 and would order again...actually would not be w/o them.
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They are all thermal, frameless, quieter, cooler, sun blocking very tinted, and will be warmer if you travel where cold. Think the cost $2000 or so is a good investment. Hope no issues.
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Thanks everyone for your reply. I feel much better knowing most would get this option. Thanks for the input!
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