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Old 06-16-2015, 03:06 AM   #1
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Rock Magnets

Is it just me or does anyone else suffer from the rock magnet syndrome? I mean how many times can a rock find its way to my front windshields? In the past I've lost one side or the other. Once each until this trip. Previously it was a back road in Idaho and then 101 going down the Oregon coast. This time it was the Permian oil fields in Texas. Only Texas couldn't settle for one side, or the other. Nope, it had to take out both windshields.

Whether it was loose gravel getting kicked up off the road by passing trucks, or debris dropping off of earth moving equipment being hauled on the back of a semi it found it's mark. Both the driver and passenger side windshields need to be replaced. Money isn't the big issue here. I have a reasonable deductible. What I'm most concerned with is eventually they won't be able to find replacement glass due to my coaches age.

Anyone else had this problem, or is my motorhome the sacrificial lamb for the entire RV community? Short of a force field (that isn't going to happen anytime soon) what's a driver supposed to do? I've considered throwing my body across the large sheets of glass targets, but that makes it hard to drive. Any ideas short of not using our coach?

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Old 06-16-2015, 03:20 AM   #2
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Yup, it sucks. Last year I was hit by two rocks within a half hour. It was the drivers side both times. The breaks are getting bigger but I'm waiting until one of the cracks goes into my view before replacement. I feel safer with the broken one because I know that side won't get hit again until I put in a new one.

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Has to do with the design of the ride.. On a car the windshield slopes so air flow tends to deflect the rock,,even if it hits the impact is lessened and no damage (or little damage) is done.

on the motor home that big FLAT glass just begs to be smacked.
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