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Old 02-11-2019, 06:49 PM   #1
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Discontinued Small Frameless Thermal Windows

I received word from Escape today that the manufacturer of the windows have been acquired and will be moving their manufacturing. The change means all small frameless thermal windows are no longer available. Whats the biggest consequence of switching to non-thermal, or should I just go with sliding thermal?

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"On Friday, we were advised they will no longer be manufacturing the Small (14”w x 16”h) Frame-less Thermal Window, due to warranty issues, which we use in the manufacturing of the Escape Travel Trailer. This window is used in the following locations:


The Optional Bathroom Window
Frt. Passenger and Driver’s Side Windows in the 17’B
The Frt. Passenger Side in the 17’A
The Optional Kitchen Window 17’A, 17’B, and 19’
The Optional Window over the 2-Drawer Stack in the 21’

You are receiving this email as the manufacturing of your trailer will be affected by these changes to the Frame-less Windows. Please find attached a copy of your build sheet which reflects this change with the Frame-less Thermal to a Frame-less Non-Thermal Window."
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:12 PM   #2
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I hope they have already purchased enough for my new one, I'm getting 2..... I'd take the non thermal if I have to, just means adding reflectix to the window in the bath. This type of problem is something I do not like to see nor be exposed to. I'm hoping Escape may have already purchased a bunch. I guess it will be a wait and ......see?
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I assume you would just put the reflectix in the window(s) when its cold out? We're getting two as well.
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I assume you would just put the reflectix in the window(s) when its cold out? We're getting two as well.
Yes, I already have one cut from an older non thermal small window. I insert it inside the frame and it stays put. Just makes it dark in the bath......... the one over the stack I'll leave alone
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I hope they have already purchased enough for my new one, I'm getting 2..... I'd take the non thermal if I have to, just means adding reflectix to the window in the bath. This type of problem is something I do not like to see nor be exposed to. I'm hoping Escape may have already purchased a bunch. I guess it will be a wait and ......see?

Jim,

When is your completion date? I received a similar notice and my date is April 23rd. I would assume that you would receive an email if your build was affected. There may be a date cutoff where they run out and those folks get the email.
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Yes, I already have one cut from an older non thermal small window. I insert it inside the frame and it stays put. Just makes it dark in the bath......... the one over the stack I'll leave alone
At this late date, you ought to know where all the parts are!
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"On Friday, we were advised they will no longer be manufacturing the Small (14w x 16h) Frame-less Thermal Window, due to warranty issues,

Why would one want a window that has warranty issues?
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At this late date, you ought to know where all the parts are!
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Reace just signed off on my build sheet 3 business days ago. I would guess they don't start a parts inventory / ordering for a particular build until after Reace signs the build sheet. I'm assuming parts for options are demand driven rather than carrying a big inventory.

For base build items it would make sense to buy in bulk and carry inventory if space allowed but not for options.
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Unfortunately, with my April completion I'm impacted also. Tammy just called me and said that Escape just received a letter in the mail this week about the discontinuance and basically anything after this month will have the non thermal small window change. I originally had a December completion date and did not want the trailer sitting outside in the weather and I switched dates last year to correspond with the rally. But because of that I am part of the change. Oh well, life goes on, I'm sure it will still be exceptional.....
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:31 PM   #10
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I received the letter also, I'm a bit confused. My 21's completion date is 2/13, that's in two days. I'm guessing that all trailers that are upcoming, they bulk shipped out the letter.
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