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taoshum

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When you have to replace a windshield... how do you get 'er done?

We have a crack from a rock chip star that is running... even with the repair kit trying to stop it... so it probably means a new windshield at some point.  I googled "rv windshields" and found a few places, LOL... but maybe you have some recent experiences that we could all use????

thx.
 
I've had good luck locally with Safelite.  Any of the national chains should be good and sometimes a local shop.  If you have comprehensive insurance, contact you agent for recommendations.  Even if you are not using your insurance contact the agent for local recommendations.

BTW, I had a problem with my Jeep and stopped in to the local Safelite shop to see what the price was as compared to my deductible.  It was way less but I got the W/S for the discounted insurance price instead of retail.
 
check with your insurance agent.  for example, my old insurance company will replace a cracked windshield for free, since it can be a saftey hazard that can lead to much more expensive problems for them.  they have a deal set up with safelite.  when i changed insurance companies i lost that benefit; but i didnt mind, because i drive a jeep wrangler and new windsheilds are cheap, like 150 or less (since its just essentially a flat piece of glass, no curves, its pretty cheap compared to most cars) which is good because i seem to go thru at least one a year.
 
When my coach needed a new windshield I went with http://www.rvglasssolutions.com/rv_windshield_quote_request.html. I was not at all comfortable with the local "glass man" changing out my huge one piece gasketed RV glass when his expertise is glue in car windshields.

I feel more comfortable with someone who does large coach glass every day. They came out to our RV park and replaced it right where we were with no hassle.

Ken
 
I would contact one of the RV windshield specialists, many of whom are mobile and will come right to you. RV Glass Solutions is one of them, and RV Glass Experts and Duncan Systems are some others.  Your insurer probably has a list for your area.
 
Gary RV Roamer said:
I would contact one of the RV windshield specialists, many of whom are mobile and will come right to you. RV Glass Solutions is one of them, and RV Glass Experts and Duncan Systems are some others.  Your insurer probably has a list for your area.

If you live out in the wilderness you take what you can get.  Duncan shipped the last windshields to Safelite and they installed on the Dutch Star.  The insurance co handled the arrangements.
 
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