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Old 05-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #29
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I'd give a glass guy or safelite a call. We got a 20" crack in the top of our windshield almost 3 years ago. Normally you can't get anything like that fixed, but we got a good glass guy to put in some resin. He couldn't guarantee the work so he didn't charge us anything, but it's held steady at the same size for 3 years now. We have a high deductible so we won't replace until we need to.

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #30
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We had a 12" crack under the driver windshield wiper that traveled to Alaska twice and Arizona twice without growing. 3 years plus. I kept it marked on the inside and it never moved. Guess some are "growers" and some are "setters"

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
About how much does a motorhome windshield cost?
I have a single piece windshield. It is 3100 plus installation. I know well having went through one each year for the past two years.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #32
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A lot are no-deductible and some of the chips are fixed free by the insurance co.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #33
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I would take a real good look at your insurance policy or call your agent. Many policies have a time limit for reporting incidents. As for the crack moving, it may move with stress on the frame from your jacks, driveways or potholes. Good luck on your new motorhome and don't let a little crack ruin your rving.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:29 PM   #34
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Glass claims are considered "no-fault" claims and should not increase your rates. By law, some states have to automatically cover glass. FL is one of them. Don't know if they charge you for the coverage or it is included in the policy cost.

I filed a glass claim about a month after switching to Allstate. Agent gasp when I said I had to file a claim, but sighed with relief when I said it was glass. ???
Florida is one of them but it does go in your claims pool. Just insured my new TOAD and sure enough there was a comprehensive claim that impacted the rate I paid for my TOAD insurance. Hail damage to a windshield two years ago. They replaced it but now I have a rated policy when I bought insurance for my TOAD. Go figure. They will get their money...Never had a claim previously. Also I just turned 65 and guess what, another rate change. It's hell to get old....
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Any opinions on what percent of cracked windshields are due to improper jacking practices. I would guess a pretty big number.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:36 AM   #37
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Safelite came by and could not do a repair. It has already spread another 1" since yesterday. After we take our first trip in 2 weeks I will then fill an insurance claim.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:05 AM   #38
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Improper jacking

I read the comment from Brockx on this thread regarding jacking technique possibly causing windshield failures and it occured to me that he has a very valid point. I am ready to replace my front air bags, and having just replaced my front glass i don't need any more grief in that area. I know that my windshied frame is compromised due to rust issues so it is imperative that i employ proper technique getting the old girl up without having to give the glass man another call. Can anyone point me towards a source with the proper techniques?

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