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 3/14/2003 4:12 PM
 
Just had a call from my daughter and son-in-law. They are looking to buy their first RV - a travel trailer. I've owned TTs in the past. None had dual pane windows, so lots of "sweat." When we bought the MH, I was sure to buy dual pane windows. Okay, back to the daughter - she and her husband have been to a dealer in the U.P. of Michigan (where they live) and have been told that there are very few TTs with dual pane windows - and that the only ones that do are the top of the line. They sell Keystone TTs and told them they would have to buy the Montana (which I guess is the top of line, as it was explained to me). Well, I have not kept track of TTs - the good and the bad, so to speak - so I could not react to the Keystone brand. It just seemed strange to me that TTs have not gone to dual pane windows, at least as an option. Is this salesperson telling them the full story.
Of course, they are thinking to start our small - mostly because I think they feel intimidated by the larger sizes and the prospect of hauling it down the road. I tell them to buy the size that they will be happy with - and that is not likely to be the small one. They have a 2002 3/4 ton Suburban with a trailer package, so they don't have to go "small" from that standpoint. Just thought I would mention this, because we have all heard (and maybe done) just exactly what they are contemplating.
I'd appreciate any input on dual pane windows in TTs. Hard to come by or not? Any comments on what is a good trailer these days would also be appreciated. One of the best ones I had years ago was a FAN - bought up by Coachman many years ago. FAN was the initials of the owner/builder, I believe it was Frank A. Neuberger, or some such. The history lesson for the day.
Sorry to run on and on. You'll forget what I asked.
Thank you, in advance.
Tom

Happy Travels, Tom Colladay, Home State: Tennessee '04 Winnebago Journey DP and '99 Malibu towed.
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 3/14/2003 5:58 PM
 
Hey Tom,
I am sitting here looking out my from windshield at a TT across the street with full thermopanes. No idea of what brand it is. No name visible from the front end. Very sure it is NOT an upper end unit. The owner just bought it this past fall for use as an extra bedroom. Was not a special order. Actually I just went over and walked around it, no name visible anywhere. So it is obviously top secret or in stealth mode. I'll ask the owner when he returns...At any rate, this owner made comments the other day about those Thermopanes and how much they helped keeping the unit cool. I would agree. I would not buy any RV without them. Happy Motoring, Butch Nancy Lake, Alaska Hiding out in Mission, TX. childpla@juno.com

Happy Motoring, Butch & Sharon Nancy Lake, Alaska OR Mission, Texas
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 3/14/2003 6:47 PM
 
I don't know about all models but Jayco does have trailers with thermapane glass Gary, Davenport Fl. for now

Gary; garyjanc@hughes.net
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 3/14/2003 7:57 PM
 
In my research for a new(er) trailer, 3-4 season use, what I've found is that dual pane windows become an option on the mid-level ($35K+) trailers and up. Below that price, as it was explained to me, the manufacturers see the market as one in which the customer is only going to use the unit during the warmer season. When the customer is ready to purchase a 3 or 4 season rig they will be back and upgrade to a more expensive unit.
So the sales person isn't really feeding them a line, he's telling it like it is. Rich & Kim, Oreo too Prowler 5ver, TrailAir pinbox Makita Genset, Solar '84 Ford F250 http://rk-enterprises.home.att.net

Rich & Kim, Oreo too Prowler 5ver, TrailAir pinbox Makita Genset, Solar '84 Ford F250 http://rk-enterprises.home.att.net
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 3/15/2003 6:14 PM
 
"she and her husband have been told that there are very few TTs with dual pane windows - and that the only ones that do are the top of the line."
If you read this thread, it is obvious that the salesperson was stretching the truth, like most sales folks will do if they think it will help to make a sale. It is true that most manufacters do not offer dual pane glass in the bottom of the line, but some do offer it in the mid range units as well as the higher priced trailers. I would suggest that they keep looking and talk to more dealers with outher makes.
Good Travelin !..............Kirk URL:www.1tree.net/adventure/

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