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Old 05-06-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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windshield problems

I purchased a 2007 Travel Supreme 45' Alante' and we love it. Had a few minor issues to resolve by everything is now great except the drivers side windshield pushes out of the rubber in the upper left corner. I have read a lot on the TS form that this is common on the longer motor homes and can be fixed by x-bracing.
Has this been a problem on all brands or only the TS coaches. A friend with a Monaco that has had the same problem.
I would like to know if this problem exists on all brands and what other fixes may be availiable besides x-bracing as this is done at Precision Paint in Indiana and I live in Utah.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:46 AM   #3
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My Dutch Star isn't 45', and it's a 2000. It also has a two piece windshield. With that being said, mine have popped out in the upper corners a couple of times. First three times I had a reg. windshield shop pop it back in. The last place told me the rubber had a tear in it. So I found a place that had RV experience, and had them remove the glass, replace the rubber, then reposition the glass properly. They told me just popping it back in doesn't correct the problem of the glass having shifted. This was done early 2013 and haven't had a problem since.
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I have two piece windshield.

I have owned it for 13 of its 20 years.

No pop out front window problem.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:34 PM   #5
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Where did you have yours done?

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My Dutch Star isn't 45', and it's a 2000. It also has a two piece windshield. With that being said, mine have popped out in the upper corners a couple of times. First three times I had a reg. windshield shop pop it back in. The last place told me the rubber had a tear in it. So I found a place that had RV experience, and had them remove the glass, replace the rubber, then reposition the glass properly. They told me just popping it back in doesn't correct the problem of the glass having shifted. This was done early 2013 and haven't had a problem since.
We are specifically asking which place with RV experience did you use. Where were they located? THANK YOU!
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:15 AM   #6
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We are specifically asking which place with RV experience did you use. Where were they located? THANK YOU!
Maybe not that convenient for you, but we were in Foley, AL.. The place that set it up for us was Cherokee Farms RV Center in Foley. I can't for the life of me remember the name of the glass place, but Cherokee Farms knows it. Their ph# is 251-971-2598. At the time Cherokee Farms had a campground but they've moved and no longer have camping. The glass guys will come to you to do the work, and there's plenty of campgrounds in the Foley area.
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We went to Alaska in 2009 had had a rock come and hit the 1 piece windshield almost dead center at the bottom. A crack started to propagate up the center so while we were in Fairbanks we had a glass shop drill a hole to terminate it and then fill with resin. When we got back to TN we contacted our insurance and they arranged to replace it. They contracted with Duncan Systems who in turn subcontracted with a local shop who did the job. The next year we were on vacation in FL and all of a sudden I notice the windshield had popped out of the gasket. Called Duncan systems and initially they arranged to come and fix but they had a backlog and didn't know when they could get to us so we decided to drive to one of there locations near Tampa. They pulled the windshield and reset it, this was about 5 years ago and the windshield has stayed in place.

My coach is a 2002 Monaco Windshield which is mounted on a Roadmaster Chassis with a full steel welded cage. Even with this construction I can see the front area twist. We have a 3 jack hydraulic leveling system, SOP is to put the front jack down a minimum of 3/4" to provide a pivot point. I could only image what other coaches do.
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We had a 38'gulfstream that developed the problem Had it reinstalled and traded the coach in
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We have a 2003 Travel Supreme and also experienced the windshield out of the rubber at the top rounded corner. When we contacted had it repaired, the glass guy said it was due to flexing when the jacks went down. He suggested X-bracing. The place he suggested was Percision Paint in Indiana.
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I would like to know if this problem exists on all brands and what other fixes may be availiable besides x-bracing as this is done at Precision Paint in Indiana and I live in Utah.
I've learned not to give advice to folks smarter than me, so I'll just relay our experience

I had the ol' bulging brow problem at a resort in our Patriot Thunder, immediately apparent when a light rain results in a steady shower onto the dashboard.

Since we'd had rain earlier in the week, it was obvious that the problem occurred when sealant slopped along the upper edge of the windshield earlier in its life had simply given up the ghost.

I compounded the bad craftsmanship with my fix: using a ratchet strap and suction handle from ACE RV Supply, jammed the tip of a RTV Sealant tube between the upholstery and windshield seal, and let 'er rip. After emptying two tubes into the void, I let it cure 24 hours and then drove 400 miles back home.

Along the way, we checked at every stop: it remained tightly glued in place.

But, the day after our arrival, it was popped again.

So, I removed the interior around the windshield. Things suddenly got simple. The Monaco seal is basically a big "H" cross-sectioned piece of rubber.

The outboard part of the H clasps the (relatively flimsy) fiberglass of the coach and the inboard clasps the glass.

At first, I bought off on entries that suggested replacing this seal; but, mine was still moist, pliable, new.

Looking closer, the fiberglass was a mess of various types of adhesive, blindly squirted in response to various leaks, I assume.

Using modern chemistry, I carefully softened and removed the caulking from both fiberglass and the windshield itself, from about 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock. Pulling out this much seal appears to be safe: the windshield won't tumble out with the other two-thirds of its seal still seated.

A Purdy 6 in 1 tool is very helpful, but USE EXTREME CARE not to cut the seal as you pry.

After all the extraneous pooky was taken off, I wet everything down and slathered the area with dish soap, got a stout piece of cotton cord and set to work. With a section of seal firmly seated on the fiberglass, I "led" the 6 in 1 with drenched cord, which was anchored to the chair with a bungee. Every foot or so, I'd dash back into the rig to make sure the seal was firmly seated onto the newly-cleaned fiberglass. Using the suction handle, I gently pushed and jiggled the glass; the objective being that as the windshield moved closer to the coach it in essence "grows" into the seal. Sure enough, by the time I snapped into place the last 3" of seal, the installation was suddenly tight and secure, with a "gumline" of about 5/8" (a redneck term of my own invention measuring the amount of rubber overlapping the exterior glass).

My inept predecessors had squirted caulk in such a way to push the windshield away from the coach. Following the cue of YouTube experts, I'm electing to "lock" the seal into a distended position by injecting the proper Urethane caulking under that portion of the seal clasping the glass.

Hopefully, I'm on the right track. It looks good, feels secure.

At the same time, a friend who is brand new to this business has a Holiday Rambler Ambassador with the same problem, lower driver's side corner.

I figure if I make it to his house without my windshield popping out, we're good to attempt the same remedy on his rig.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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Pat....I know on the Monacos, Monaco installed the window and rubber dry....no glue. Our friends have a Monaco that the upper corner popped out twice under warranty and again years later. I had a very good RV windshield guy who told them it needed to be glued in. They agreed to have him do the work. He removed the windshield and glued the rubber in. He then glued he windshield in and told them not to move it for a few days. They no longer have an issue.

I would try having a qualified RV window repairman glue yours in.
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