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Old 05-10-2014, 02:49 AM   #201
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Hi: padlin... I am also in the non thermal window camp. We haven't had them in our present 5.0 and find condensation to be minimal. An imitation chamois takes care of that.
I drove transit bus for nearly 20 yrs. and thermal windows on them looked more like thin fish bowls with water sloshing to& fro. When the seals fail they fog up inside and collect moisture like a trough!!! Alf
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Thanks, it was one of the items I was pulled both ways on, after running it by the boss I went with the thermals. As you can tell I'm still 2nd guessing. Suppose I can have them changed out down the road if need be.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:20 AM   #202
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NOW YOU TELL ME. Too late, my soon-to-be 5er has non-opening double-panes in the loft. That's fine, truly. If everything goes to $#@%^ I'm fortunate to live about 15 miles from an RV window manufacturer that can/will build me exactly what I want.

I'm not concerned.

The big thing for me (as a currently single-paned window all molded towable owner) was to get away from condensation during the shoulder and winter season(s).
Hi: Donna D... SORRY!!! I never thought to express my views on double glazing. I didn't want to be a "Double pain in the ascend". We did get the double insulation though.
We always run the MaxxFan... or sleep with it open to rid the 5.0 of excess flatulence!!! Alf
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #203
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WOW!! Lotsa great photos to look at. Beautiful stuff.

Alf. I hope you get enough time in with your trailer to do a dancing demonstration for us, with your new pole.

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Great pictures all. Really loving the pics of that new 5.0TA. Too bad there is no room in my yard for more trailers.
I hear ya, but know I must wait a few years until retirement to amke the 5.0TA a reality, should it even be in the cards.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:43 AM   #204
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Hi: Jim Bennett... The only "Pole dancing" I'll be doing will be in the line at TD Canada Trust!!! Alf
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:56 AM   #205
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I drove transit bus for nearly 20 yrs. and thermal windows on them looked more like thin fish bowls with water sloshing to& fro. When the seals fail they fog up inside and collect moisture like a trough!!
Good tip about a potential issue to watch for. Like Donna, I'm not concerned. I have a non-moulded fifth-wheel with double-glazed windows, and have no problem with failures of the sealed units.

I suspect that hammering over urban potholed steets for several hours a day, every day, was a much harder life for those bus windows than a travel trailer typically has.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:04 PM   #206
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I had forgotten that the 1st generation 3500# limit applies to non-hybrids too. How could I monitor temps in the motor-generator and controller? You are making me lean toward a 2nd generation, not-hybrid Highlander if we get a ETI 21'.
I took the liberty of starting a new thread to pull this towing topic out of the Friday photo updates thread:
Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Escape 21'?

A moderator could do a nicer job of this by moving posts rather than just quoting them.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:29 PM   #207
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You're earlier pictures of the Dobbs Express are great. I've been hoping for some early pictures with details. They provide much needed information about where ETI runs wires, water lines, and how the insulation is placed. Thanks for the photos. It looks like an extra cutout was taken from the window over your bed, (lower right of the window cutout) or am I just seeing things?
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #208
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TA Fraser Said "You're earlier pictures of the Dobbs Express are great. I've been hoping for some early pictures with details. They provide much needed information about where ETI runs wires, water lines, and how the insulation is placed. Thanks for the photos. It looks like an extra cutout was taken from the window over your bed, (lower right of the window cutout) or am I just seeing things?"

Hi,
If you're referring to the light black line underneath the cabinet over the bed on the Dobbs Express, I'm not sure what that is. There is no window on that will. All I can think of is a reference marker for placement of the narrow mic-nac shelf that will be installed there. But, I could be all wrong about that too. Not sure...

I'll let you know in about 15 more days. Not that I'm counting or anything!

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #209
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Dobbs Express, The window I"m talking about is in pictures 1, 2, & 4 of 4 in your post. It is located on the opposite wall to the bathroom wall on the drivers side over the bed. It looks like there's a large notch cut out at the lower right corner of the window.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #210
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Hi Tom,

Hmm. Not sur what that is. The pictures are low res so I can't get any definition when I zoom. I'm not sure what wires would be over there either. Maybe others have an idea ...


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