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Old 08-08-2015, 02:11 PM   #15
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We have a split window DP from 2005 and have had two recent broken windshields...Cost to replace about $850-$900. While I was there the glass guy and I got to talking about single windshield replacement, he said he has seen glass costs as high as $3000 for some but that average cost was around $2500 or slightly more.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:24 AM   #16
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I'm looking at a MH with a scenic windshield that has a crack in a lower corner (Monaco coach)

What is an estimated cost to replace a single-piece windshield, and who in the SE does this kind of work?
Our dealership used City Wide glass in Jonesboro, Ga. They did a great job and never broke a windshield in 15 years. (unlike the people we used before them)
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:27 AM   #17
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Our dealership used City Wide glass in Jonesboro, Ga. They did a great job and never broke a windshield in 15 years. (unlike the people we used before them)

Absolutely perfect location; right on the way around Atlanta.
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here's a photo of the crack. I have no idea what caused it, or how much spidering will occur when the coach gets driven. The (minimal) good news is that it doesn't interfere with vision whatsoever.

Did Monacos have body flex that might have caused this?

Does this coach have air leveling or hydraulic jacks? Monaco used a 3 hydraulic jack system. The front single jack is deployed first. If the front isn't lifted enough then when the 2 rear jacks are deployed to level the coach on a fairly "out of level" site, then enough frame flex can be introduced to cause a windshield crack. This can happen on any rail type chassis which most motorhomes are built on.


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We had the split windshields up until the one we now have. It is nicer to have the full view but not necessary. Replacement of the one piece windshield will be more expensive.
Very expensive, unless you're registered and insured in FL of course. Here, insurance companies are required to replace them free, regardless of what your deductible might be. Not sure about other states.
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Does this coach have air leveling or hydraulic jacks? Monaco used a 3 hydraulic jack system. The front single jack is deployed first. If the front isn't lifted enough then when the 2 rear jacks are deployed to level the coach on a fairly "out of level" site, then enough frame flex can be introduced to cause a windshield crack. This can happen on any rail type chassis which most motorhomes are built on.
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All I can offer is that my Mandalay (and most MH jack control pads) are a rectangle. The only photo (blurry) of the control pad on this coach looks like a baseball diamond. Does this provide enough information for you to determine a 3 or a 4 jack system?
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here's a photo of the crack. I have no idea what caused it, or how much spidering will occur when the coach gets driven. The (minimal) good news is that it doesn't interfere with vision whatsoever.

Did Monacos have body flex that might have caused this?
This looks as though it is a "stress" related rack, but could have been caused by road debris. Most highway related cracks occur straight on, but yours appears to be on the convex area of the side. Good luck with finding a reputable installer in your area.

It is a fairly straightforward job for someone who knows what they are doing.

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