Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2014, 02:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
sirpurrcival's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,069
It is illegal in many jurisdictions to have a cracked windshield. The other question you want to ask yourself pertains to Murphy's law. Do you want to deal with it according to your own schedule or take the chance of letting it choose it's own time and place to suddenly get worse. Your windscreen makes up a sizable part of the structural integrity of your coach. It often is one of the main supports for your front cap. The stresses on it can be profound. A rock chip is one thing, a crack is different.
__________________

__________________
1999 - National Tropi Cal
sirpurrcival is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
KT4Wextra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 529
Google "cracked windshield law". Virtually every state has a law on the books regarding cracked windshields. Location, size and type of crack has a bearing on whether the glass needs to be replaced. If your state requires a safety inspection you may not pass.
__________________

__________________
2014 Palomino Puma 25RS 28 days in 2014, 47 days in 2015, 71 days in 2016, 2017-33, 2018- 29 booked.
2011 F-150 Supercrew 5.0 6spd, Me, Xyl and the 2 Fur kids, BooBoo and Gracie (felines)
KT4Wextra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
For my money, if it's not a nuisance to you then let it ride. Opportunity to screw up some body work, & have to deal with the aftermath is sufficient to let sleeping dogs lie until there is a good reason to take the plunge. Our'06 had a high-right crack in the tint area that we let ride, you had to be looking for it. We traded it in with that crack in place. Prior, we had the DR half replaced for an abusive crack @ eye level, & the glass Co cut the paint below with a razor knife while replacing. I've also seen terrible mastic jobs where the mastic ring is all finger-mashed-down, where there are air bubbles in the coverage areas ñetc. You can have it redone again if not satisfied, but again is the coach owner's inconvenience if there are problems to resolve.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 08:34 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 163
I was told by the guy who has repaired several cracks over the years on my coach to put scotch tape over the outside of the crack to prevent water and dirt from getting into the crack and causing it to expand.
__________________
2001 36 MDDS
03 Honda Pilot toad
jetar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 07:36 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Old Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,934
Expansion and contraction from direct sun light [extreme heating] seems to be the primary trigger for a crack. It's nearly impossible to stop/hold a crack for very long in southern climates....
__________________
Old Scout
2003 40' MDTS
Garden Ridge, Texas
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
With all the discussion on replace or not.... We wondered if one of the glass shops in Yakima did the original install and if anyone has used them. What were the results. Appreciate your experience . Thanks
__________________
LLLORCHARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2014, 10:50 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,226
See post #13, don't take it anywhere else. A regular glass shop can do it, but it won't be done very well. Use a facility where they work on big rigs, and make the glass for them as well. About the same price as anyone else, glass is the expensive part. They have done both side of my coach, and I would not use anyone else. The last time, the crack started in TX, and I went to GA and then back home to WA via, their facility to have the glass replaced. Not enough words to say how good they are with you and your coach.
__________________
Monty & Janet - 2007 Alpine APEX 40 MDTS
S/N - 75715 - Retired - Master Certified RV Tech
Old Rv'er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 11:29 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Edmonds, WA
Posts: 587
X2 for Coach Glass. Excellent service. They have 3 slots with partial hook ups and have additional full hookup spots down the road at the Marathon factory which also has a laundry facility on site.
__________________

__________________
Janet and Todd Legg
2006 Alpine Apex M-40FDQS #75594
2014 Honda CRV w/navi
Janet and Todd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
replace



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Somebody school me on windshield wipers Ron Burgundy Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 09-23-2014 07:16 PM
Stress crack help Nomadic3 Newmar Owner's Forum 19 03-15-2014 11:19 PM
Hairline crack in toilet bowl Nxkharra RV Systems & Appliances 7 03-01-2014 03:58 PM
Windshield Mario-John Class A Motorhome Discussions 15 01-08-2014 12:31 PM
Windshield question '01 Southwind Socaltoolguy Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 11 01-07-2014 07:42 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.