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Old 10-31-2010, 10:00 PM   #15
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I googled windshield crack and they say cracks up to 24 inches can be repaired

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #16
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My understanding is not the length of the crack but the direction, position and severity. Caught early enough, drilling a stop hole at the end of the crack will arrest further spreading and is sometimes covered by insurance companies. (mine was) We had ours repaired at a rally two years ago and it has not spread any further.
Our state inspection laws do not allow cracks or large chips within the area of the wiper travel. (ours was not)

Call your insurance carrier back and ask about repairing it. They sometimes will wave the deductable if you go that route.

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:35 AM   #17
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windshield Crack

Most windshields with damage in the drivers side, which is in the drivers line of sight should be fixed for safty. Safelite will give you advice on how bad the crack is and how it may spread. Winnebago windshields have a good steel frame around them which helps keep cracks from spreading.

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Old 11-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #18
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You say you have $1000 deductible but you did not say what the replacement would cost. I had rock chips in both my Buick LeSabre and my Pleasure-way MH which is on a Ford E350. The windshield replacement for either one is $169.00 at the local shop. I am waiting to see if the repairs hold or not. The insurance paid for both the repairs but as someone pointed out they are not guaranteed. Not getting a ticket would go a long ways in paying for a replacement.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Sergeant80 View Post
You say you have $1000 deductible but you did not say what the replacement would cost.
A few years ago I had the driver's side windshield replaced on my 2007 Bounder 35E - I believe the total bill was around $900 or so. I had to pay my $500 deductible - apparently not all insurance companies waive the deductible for windshield replacement...
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:24 AM   #20
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In SC no deductible for glass.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:17 PM   #21
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In KS and CA, my experience has been that the insurance company will waive the deductible for a repair but not a replacement.

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:06 AM   #22
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I've had a windshield replaced on my coach. About $800. My insurance covered all except $100.
That's the first question I asked when changing insurance companies.
We've put 50,000 miles on our rig and a LOT of stuff hits that big windshield. I've got four chips that have been repaired and several birds have hit us.
If you don't have glass coverage now you better get some. It's just a matter of time.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #23
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Not sure at all why a Winny steel frame would stop a crack from spreading vs. a rubber frame. A crack is a crack, regardless of what is holding the glass in place.

Just had a windshield replaced. Crack could not be larger than a dollar bill. They could fix it alright, but no guarantee.

The windshield I had replaced was on my Winny (Itasca). The crack started real small and then kept spreading. So much for the previous theory.
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Old 11-06-2010, 01:12 AM   #24
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Ya, they do tend to keep spreading.. right to the other side of the frame.
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:07 AM   #25
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When we were looking for a used rig, we saw many that had stress cracks near the top outer edge of the windshield. Seems the frames may be twisting when using hydraulic jacks.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:14 AM   #26
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Windshield crack

As a auto glass technician for fifty years I have replaced many windshields for a crack as you described. However with todays technology that crack can most likely be repaired. google windshield repair in any large city. Do not be bashful it is your money, make sure the tech is trained and certified in long crack repair. Repair should be under 100.00 Some insurance will wave deductible. Important thing here is get it done SOON.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:39 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by popsuscdds View Post
I received a ticket in California for a cracked windshield on a car.
Have fun!
That is, very likely, the greatest danger.

IF the crack or Ding is in your "Field of vision" you are very entitled to said ticket.

And if you get in an accident and someone points out that the windshield was cracked the lawyer for the jerk you accidently hit will smile.. A very expensive smile.
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Scotch tape would not stop it from spreading ... "upper" varies from one coach to another. The top 18" of my glass is tinted, with just a few inches of that being visible from the driver seat, so I could have an "upper left corner" crack and never see it. On my coach, I would probably leave it until it became an obvious problem. When I had mine replaced a few years ago, ONE glass (two piece) was $750 w/o adding the labor for removal and replacement. ...and my insurance would cover it...

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