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Old 08-08-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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one piece or two

Not meaning bathing suits here, but windshields, what is the general pro/cons of the two other than cheaper to replace one side than two when one is cracked.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi buck454,
One piece provides a much better view.
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I think where the wipers are parked makes a bigger difference in the quality of the view then the window seam. Two is more economical then one in the case of flying rocks.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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I'm thinking that one piece windshield eliminates the possibility of water incursion, where there is always a risk with a two piece window. And ones water gets in it will run down and do all kinds of damage before its identified.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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One piece provides a much better view.
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And also, a one piece windshield has more strength ( more structural integrity) than a 2 piece windshield.
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I would LOVE to have a single pane windshield for the improved view and appearance of the coach.

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I would LOVE to have a single pane windshield for the improved view and appearance of the coach.

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I like it very much, I have it on my 2006 HR Admiral, they call it "PANAVIEW", one piece windshield. 2006 was the first year they offered it.
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I like it very much, I have it on my 2006 HR Admiral, they call it "PANAVIEW", one piece windshield. 2006 was the first year they offered it.
I think Winnie didn't offer it until mid 2007. Naturally, my coach was built in early 2007.

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I have a 2 piece the center pillar does not mar my view in the least.

IT does cut the cost of replacement though, I need to replace one side (Which will be done in the due course of time) and that will cost about 1/8th what it would cost for a 1 piece.
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there's little different view wise from the driver's seat....sure, you get that 2'' separation between the two windows, but it's never an issue, as there so much window space, you can see around it. Two pieces are nice, because they allow for more flex, they're easier to replace, and if you do have to replace due to damage, they're cheaper.

1 piece are attractive, but that's about it. The local window guy was telling me about how he had to put 3 windshields in this one coach at his small shop, because they dropped the first one (2 guys + massive windshield = not good), and the second 2 cracked when they settled.
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I love my one piece. Plus, I live in a state where my insurance company has to pay for replacement if it's cracked or pinged for safety reasons.
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We like the one piece and unobstructed view. Plus the windshield wipers can clean most of the windshield, they are not limited by the center support.
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Just replaced our passenger side half this past Tuesday. Two things are brought to mind. 1) Cost (over all) is several times less. (In our case the cost to us would have been the same no matter what, as all we needed to do was to pay the Deductable.)
2) The best thing though was the fact that all work was done here in our own Driveway while I watched. (The near-by RV places told me they would need almost a week to do the job) Two guys came to our house with a well equiped Van. Less than two hours later had finished, cleaned up, done paperwork and were heading back to their shop.
I doubt that any mobil glass outfit would attempt that on-site.
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In 1950 there were lots of cars with two piece windshields. However, cars introduced with one piece windshields sold better, and provided (as has been noted) better structural integrity. Motorhomes have just caught up with cars.
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