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Old 09-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Bent windowshield frames

We have a 2007 Alpine Coach. Both windowshieds are coming out and cracked. The window glass company recommended for Alpines tried to install new glass and cannot because nothing will fit into the bent frame. Motorhome itself may be out of alignment. Every shop recommended will not touch this. Any help please!!!

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Old 09-10-2014, 02:43 PM   #2
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Interesting--no comments thus far....think most of us are hard-pressed to understand how the "frame" can be bent....."coach out of alignment" doesnt really explain what is going on either....I would reverify that the glass is in fact the correct size/model for your coach. If the glass is indeed correct but still doesn fit--suggests that the entire front cap is out of shape [bent], that would be hard to believe without some outward appearance of cracks or breaks????

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:00 PM   #3
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Have both sections of windshield been removed? IIRC the windshield (at least with the two-piece ones) serves as part of the front support. Removing both prior to starting install can be problematic. Don't know if this is relevant or not.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:06 PM   #4
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Bent windshield frame

Thanks for your reply. We responded to you incorrectly on E-Mail and they just notified us that it did not go through. We contacted Coach Glass in Coberg, Oregon who then referred us to RV Glass Solutions. The correct windshields were ordered (we have two) and the glass company in Seattle referred by RV Glass Solutions spent 3 hours trying to install the first one. (They did only remove one, leaving the other in) My husband watched them and he said they tried everything but it was impossible as the center frame appears to be shifted. The other windshield still in has a large stress crack in it. Looks like a trip to Coberg is our best bet. Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #5
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Actually this happens a fair amount of the time replacing glass. The caps will flex a long ways without cracking. Generally what I do is use the leveling system and or a set of jacks to square up the body and often find the opening was cut wrong to begin with at the factory so they just shim and glue it in place. This trick gets it off the line and sold and down the road some poor guy has to actually fix it.
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