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Old 09-14-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Windshield repair in Virginia Beach

On a recent trip the drivers side windshield popped out of the upper left hand corner of the frame. To stop any rain from entering the coach I sealed it with 100 mph tape, now tested at around 65 mph, not sure I want to test it at 100 mph.

To get back on topic, does anyone know of a company in the Virginia Beach area who can do this kind of repair. I'd rather it not pop out again if that's possible. The seal was replaced earlier this year by an out of town company, I suspect they did less than a stellar job.



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Old 09-21-2013, 02:47 AM   #2
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Go to Safelite AutoGlass®. They are in all 50 states and have a National Lifetime Warrantee.

Location in Virginia Beach: http://www.safelite.com/stores/Virginia-Beach

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Old 09-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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Call RV Glass Solutions at 888-777-6778. They have some retail stores but distribute 90% of the RV glass in the country and will know who to call in VB. They will help...
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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I finally got the windshield fixed. I put things off because of some of the other threads concerning windshields repeatedly popping out of the frame. It doesn't make sense to me if a windshield keeps popping out after repair, so I made a few calls to ask possible repair shops why such things happen. All of their replies were the same, incorrect installation.

It was difficult to find someone I could trust. I'm currently at the Florida RV supershow in Tampa and had a really good detailed conversation with, who I consider the most responsive glass repair shop. It's not just poor installation but also an opening that is a bit larger than the windshield that's going in. Ensuring that the installation is correct and that the windshield is snug in the frame is the only way to guarantee that he windshield is not going to pop out again. Repeating the pop out was not something I want to repeat.

RV Glasstech, 813-780-8080, repaired my popped out windshield. He placed rubber spacers appropriately where the windshield sits securely in the upper frame and provided a positive seal between the frame, gasket, and windshield. Of course things were glued into place, also.

I'm writing this as a positive reference for an RV installation professional. I am very happy with the work and feel comfortable in recommending this company. They are based in Central Florida.

Thanks for the other recommendations.
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Binswanger glass on battlefield blvd might be a good future source. There is always a class in front. They must do OK
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