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Old 12-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Need to replace windshield

Is there anything special to know or any tips prior to filing a claim for a new windshield? It's a one piece windshield.
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You mean what kind of story should you tell the insurance company?
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Is there anything special to know or any tips prior to filing a claim for a new windshield? It's a one piece windshield.
Pretty straight forward. Call your insurance company and tell them the problem. Windshields are covered under the comprehensive part of the policy. You will have to pay the deductible - unless you are based in Fl - no deductible for windshields in Fl.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Pretty straight forward. Call your insurance company and tell them the problem. Windshields are covered under the comprehensive part of the policy. You will have to pay the deductible - unless you are based in Fl - no deductible for windshields in Fl.
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I replaced miine last summer due to a rock hit. It was pretty straight forward. Called my insurance company and they gave me a claim number and said to use someone I felt comfortable with and have them call in the claim number. Now the hard part was finding someone that actually had experience with replacing a one piece window. I found a lot of glass replacement companies said they could do the job but when I asked them they had never done a one piece window. I called my local Camping World store and asked who they used and also my local RV service center and both gave me the name of the same company. The glass company told me up front that they had to remove the left and right front cap trim panels that were riveted and if they damaged the panels removing the rivets they would need to order new ones and get them painted and would add it to the insurance claim. The good news was they were able to remove the rivets without damage and install new ones. The insurance claim was a little over $2000 for the windshield. One other thing they did was order an OEM windshield and told me that they had problems with the after market replacements with the fit and sometimes the windshield curve was not exactly the same as the OEM. I have had no leaks and looking at it you cannot tell it was a replacement. Good luck....
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Make sure the guys who replace it are careful!

One of my two replacements, the guys dropped the windshield straight down and broke the windshield washer fluid "nipples" off at the base of the nipple. That ended up being more expensive than the windshield!
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You mean what kind of story should you tell the insurance company?
No... I already have that. Just looking for any "lessons learned" from people who have had to do it.
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Thanks everyone... All good info and words of advice!
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