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Old 04-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #31
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Is this a thermal window? If so it sounds like it has failed. Would check with Hehr re: warranty coverage.

Edit: Hehr's warranty doc states you need to work with the OEM- or Escape in this instance. Looks like it has a 3 year warranty- hopefully that is correct.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:46 AM   #32
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Yes - it is a thermal window. Looks like cloudy swirls, as if it was wipe with a really dirty cloth and left to dry. I'm going to drop into the factory on my way to Osooyos and get them to have a look at it. Maybe it's something I did when cleaning??
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:54 AM   #33
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Yes - Maybe it's something I did when cleaning??
I doubt it. Sounds like a failed seal which allows humidity in and causes yours symptoms. I have a couple in my house that I'm looking at, sigh, another project to do. By comparison, my failed units are over 20 years old.

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:55 AM   #34
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Ah, but, your house spends less time on the road.
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:59 AM   #35
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Thanks for the input guys. I'll call Hehr and see if there is a dealer here on the island that can have a look at it. I'd really like to contribute to the 'whats out your rear window' thread :-)
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:08 PM   #36
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Casper, my rear window has gone cloudy too. For a long time I thought it was because I was a poor window washer. But I washed and washed and washed one day and it was still cloudy. It only shows up when the light is just right. you can see it in the attached photo. There are some marks that make it look like something dripped down in the middle of the window.

I contacted Reese and he said that Hehr is sending me a new window. It should be here any day now.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:14 PM   #37
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A little bit of an FYI aside related to Hehr Windows. I don't like the Hehr stickers on every window and I always scrape them off when I restore trailers. The older the trailer the harder they are to remove. They came right off the new 19 this weekend with a razor blade in seconds.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:18 PM   #38
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Hi Leon- good to hear; are they paying for labor too? Am fairly handy mechanically but would not want to install a window myself.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:20 PM   #39
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A little bit of an FYI aside related to Hehr Windows. I don't like the Hehr stickers on every window and I always scrape them off when I restore trailers. The older the trailer the harder they are to remove. They came right off the new 19 this weekend with a razor blade in seconds.
Good point, I did too but not as soon as my graphics so I can see a little of the remnant. Best product to use now anyone?
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:26 PM   #40
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Leon, sorry to hear about the thermal window failing and glad once again to hear Reace and ETI are providing great customer service. Given what I have experienced with thermal, double pane window in our home and greenhouse, I'm not surprised at all that they might have a fairly high failure rate in the "traveling earthquake" (thanks Donna) that our trailers are.
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