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Old 03-13-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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Heading out for a weekend getaway. Making a left hand turn from a red light and I hear a little"Pop". A few moments later I look up and notice the upper corner on the drivers side is broke. Right where the windshied turns around the corner.

Sent a e-mail off to Monaco and will see what they say.
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Heading out for a weekend getaway. Making a left hand turn from a red light and I hear a little"Pop". A few moments later I look up and notice the upper corner on the drivers side is broke. Right where the windshied turns around the corner.

Sent a e-mail off to Monaco and will see what they say.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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Oooooh, that's a bummer. Was it hit by a stone, or just cracked? This must be a new rig... I'm asking because we're about to embark on our first trip in our new '06 Beaver Marquis, also with the one piece windshield...

Hope it's covered under warranty!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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Since I was only moving a couple MPH and no one else was in the intersection it wasn't hit by anything. Think it was a stress related.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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Carl,
That is a typical area for a stress crack to come from.

Sorry bout that.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:50 AM   #6
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Ours did a similar thing on the way to the Elkhart factory. The difference in ours was that the crack started at the bottom near the curve in the flat part on the drivers side. Once at the factory, the service writer indicated that this was most likely due to a rock and as such not a warrany problem. When we picked up the coach, he showed me the glass and tried to make a case for a rock hit and presented a bill for about $1000.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:56 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear about your windshield. We have a new Contessa with the one piece windshield, so I'm curious to see how you make out. I'm sure Monaco will make good on it. Just hope it's not an on going thing. Good luck.

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Old 03-14-2007, 09:36 AM   #8
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This is not good. I have a crack that started in the bottom of the drivers side near the curve and extends 2' up. Thought it might have been a result of off level parking in a CG. I use the auto levelers (jacks) and if they won't level it all the way I leave it. I marked the end of the crack and in the past year it's gone about 1" beyond. I also have rock chips in other areas and am way over warranty so I was going to wait a year or two and just do it on the insurance.

Another thing has happened. A noise similar to something scraping or rolling around has started in the front cap on the drivers side to the left of the TV. Usually starts when we first start off and drive away from a CG. I have visions of a broken member of the "cage" structure flailing around up there. I need to get in there and have a look see. Anybody have similar experience?
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #9
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Very sorry to hear about that.

If'n it was me, I'd certainly get Monaco in the loop especially since it is so new.

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We had a similar problem on our 06 Dip 40PDQ - except ours was the lower right corner - started as a small crack after a loud pop, then after a period of time it extended in a cirular fasion about three feet total in length. Our dealer, Vogt RV in Ft Worth diagnosed as a bad windshield. Monaco sent a new one under warranty - it did not make it out of the dealership before it cracked in the same place. New diagnosis was an irregularity in the front cap lower windshield channel. So Monaco sends out a second windshield and it arrives broken in shipment. Another is sent out and off the coach goes to N Texas RV in Denton for a cap rework. It comes back and all is well for almost 6000 miles, much of it in winding mountainess terrain. Monaco never questioned anything and the folks at Vogt and N texas RV were great. Only down note is the 2 week turnaround to get each windshield from the factory. Everything was covered under warranty BTW.

This propably will be my last post as we are now proud owners of an 07 Zephyr. If however the administrators will let me "lurk" in the background I may pop up from time to time to relay my Monaco experiences.

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We have a 40' 2007 diplomat. Windshield cracked on a 45 degree angle across the middle from top to bottom while parked in our yard. No rock chips or evidence of damage. Monaco has shipped us a new windshield but our local dealer is having trouble finding someone willing to replace it. Glass companies say they won't touch it because the ones they have changed have broken again. Other RV dealers and people in the business say there have been numerous reports these windshields breaking. Does Monaco have a fix for this or after the warrenty is up are we going to have to cover the cost of replacement? We deel if this re-occurs Monaco should have to cover the replacement. If this is going to be an on going problem due to design flaw they should be responsible. We love the coach and hate to think we could be having this happen again. Jay
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Welcome cobracian to irv2.
Your on the right forum to keep a record of everyone having problems with windshields if dealers or such say it was a rock.
The more that post on the problem should help.
Enjoy the forums and do post often and hopefully not on the same subject.
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Hi cobraclan -

Welcome to irv2 We're really glad to have you here as a new member and are looking forward to reading your posts about your RVing experiences and adventures. You'll find a great bunch of folks on this site who are very knowledgeable of RVing, the rigs we use, and the places we go in them. Enjoy the forums and post often, and when you want to be a official member of the forum just let me know.


Bummer about the windshield, Jay. Unfortunately, you're not in an exclusive club but I know that doesn't help you a lot right now. Interesting that it's on a Dip' too, most of the ones I've heard about have been Camelots/Scepters, for some reason. I can understand local companies not wanting to do the replacement, it is a very tricky operation to get right.
I don't know where you're located, but I'd sure try to get to one of the Monaco Service center to get the work done. They seem to be getting LOTS of experience in doing 'em.

And a definite good idea to keep records, might show a trend and not a fluke happening.

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F Y I - My local glass company and Monaco have finally talked with each other about my crack. Now I am waiting to hear what Monaco says about a replacement.

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