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Old 01-13-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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Re: Thermal Windows

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I can't seem to find a price on doubling up on the insulation. Without a doubt, something I would want to do. What is the cost for this?
Hi Jim

Reace quoted me $300.00 for the extra layer of insulation. I think it will be well worth every penny
in both the summer and winter.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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Re: Thermal Windows

Thanks Doug. Was this insulation on the walls and ceiling too?
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:16 PM   #13
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Re: Thermal Windows

I thought it was everywhere except behind cabinets and places like that.
I will have to look Reace told me about it and I wrote it down in my notes
about a year and a half ago when I first stopped in at the factory.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #14
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Re: Thermal Windows

You know when you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat knowing you should have done something....I forgot to let you guys know about the windows!!!

The windows have an aluminum frame that protrudes into the trailer with a clamp ring on the interior that holds it in place. I would presume stick built trailers with a 1.5" wall thickness handle this better as the frame is flush with the inside wall.

My point to this was to let everyone know the potential problem.

The extra insulation is in the walls and ceiling. You won't notice any difference around the windows as the clamp ring compresses everthing.

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Re: Thermal Windows

Hi Reace

Can you post some pictures of the windows and how they fit when you install them in the next unit?

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Old 01-14-2009, 11:50 AM   #16
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Re: Thermal Windows

There used to be a Thermal Window Upgrade photo under trailer options but its gone now.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:41 PM   #17
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Re: Thermal Windows

FYI - we have the thermal windows and extra insulation.. we have nothing to compare it to (since this is our first TT) so, I couldn't really say the impact over the regular windows.. But we have little condensation so far and it seems to help in the keeping the temperature in check.. We have one of those indoor/outdoor wireless weather stations (I think we paid $20 @ Walmart).. it has a small outside sensor that we attached to the back bumper..When we wake up in the morning it's always warmer inside than out (w/o the furnace on..by more than 5 degrees) we haven't stayed anywhere too warm (more coastal) so can't comment on when it's hot outside vs inside..

Don't know if this helps anyone..
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:49 PM   #18
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Re: Thermal Windows

I just looked at the Escape site and the thermal window upgrade is there, just not highlighted. I'm wondering if the protrusion is noticeable and/or a dust catcher.
Jeff, where on the bumper did you place the temperature sensor? I too would like to have to have one, as I really use mine at home. I was trying to think of a spot where it wouldn't get damaged and yet give a fair idea of whether I should bundle up prior to stepping out.
Thanks for all your help and input on the discussion topics.
I wonder how many California owners there are and if they'd be interested in a gtg (all would be welcome of course) (especially those in the frigid zones.)
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:46 PM   #19
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Sandra - a rolling Escape gathers no dust.....

California gtg? Sounds like fun. When. (I'm in Moab for early March, then wherever for a bit).
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:27 PM   #20
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Re: Thermal Windows

Sandra:

We just used cable ties to attach it to the back bumper, worked perfectly..on ours we have the "bike rack hitch receiver" option which is right smack in the middle of the bumper (under it)..we attached it there..

As for the gtg.. what the heck I don't think we're going to the Oregon thang, so if there's a place we can hang out and meet everyone we would definitely up for it!

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