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Old 03-24-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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Windshield Repair/replaement

have a 2006 Alpine Limited. Bought it new. After 3 months notice lower corner of the passing side was note flush with frame. Dealer would not pay for repair. I live in Macon, Georgia. anyone have a clue of nearby replacement shop? tks

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Not sure what you are describing is an issue that needs immediate repair--minor separations of the window adhesive [especially in the corners] is fairly common with our style of windshield, eg, no gasket. As long as the window is not leaking and the separation is not spreading, I dont think I would mess with it. It might be possible to get someone to remove and replace the adhesive on the outside seam but to remove and reseal the window usually results in a new window--pretty pricey!

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Old 03-24-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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have a 2006 Alpine Limited. Bought it new. After 3 months notice lower corner of the passing side was note flush with frame. Dealer would not pay for repair. I live in Macon, Georgia. anyone have a clue of nearby replacement shop? tks

I am confused, if the OP said he purchased the coach new in 2006 and after 3 months noticed the issue with the windshield, why after 10 years is this an issue, has it gotten worse? Was this issue taken to WRV (they were still in business in 2006) and they also refused to fix it?

Any of the glass shops advertising in the FMCA journal can arrange for a replacement. Just be sure the people that actually do the work level the coach on the jacks, or better yet place it on jack stands, and only replace one side at a time (if they have to replace both sides). The windshield is an integral part of the structure and improperly replacing it could cause the body to rack out of shape and cause problems with he fit of the new windshield.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:44 PM   #4
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My old '04 Newmar, had a gasket separation on the upper windshield gasket. And it would leak. First I used silicone, it would stop the leak, but after a few months would come out. Next I went to AutoZone and bought heavy black sealant that you use on oil pans,valve covers etc. I put it on, smoothed it with an ice cream stick. Never came loose, never leaked, was barely visible.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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Black Sikaflex 221 Sealant is an excellent product on an Alpine for windshield to front cap.

As with may RV's there is no "gasket".

If a water leak, carefully dig out the old and apply new sealant. Mask off above and below with blue tape when applying to make a more attractive seal.
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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I am currently dealing with the windshield issue. Both of my windshields are now broken/cracked. I have been resealing them for several years now, using Dow's windshield setting compound U-428 plus, or the 3M product for the same use. They do not stay sealed for more than a year. They will leak water or air along the outer sides. When traveling the Whistling of air can be deafening. It seems that when the Glass expands it grows wider and pulls away from the side window posts. The glass is curved at the edges and seems to pull away from fiberglass cap. Maybe replacing all the "GLUE" and installing new glass will remedy the problem? Hoping. Ken

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