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Old 05-23-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Back Glass Broke-suggestions?

We are traveling and are in Oregon. A few days ago, for no apparent reason our back window above the bed just shattered. It's 1/8" thick tempered glass. We came to Coburg to RV Glass Solutions but they said it would be 7-10 days before they could get the glass in to fix it. We are from GA and I have to get back on the road to head back home. We have the window fixed up temporarily with some carpet adhesive that has sealed it off really well. But, it's really loud and cold. We are heading through Portland then up to Seattle. Does anyone have a suggestion as to somewhere we can go to get this fixed in a day or two? Or other suggestions? We are heading toward Montana later this week and we have 4 small kids...it will be cold, rainy, and we will be in bear country so we really want to get this fixed if we can. Thank you!
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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Have you looked into a temp DIY fix with plexi glass ? Plywood ?
Because the original was tempered safety glass , shops will be reluctant to use anything else ; liability issues.
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
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Have you looked into a temp DIY fix with plexi glass ? Plywood ?
Because the original was tempered safety glass , shops will be reluctant to use anything else ; liability issues.


I'd get plexi glass and duct tape it in place, from the inside so it can't get sucked out.
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I have heard that a custom glass shop can sometimes replace the glass I the existing frame. Like in your stick n brick home Worth some calls.
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The problem here is the tempered glass. First it has to be cut and then sent for tempering. That is the delay.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:24 AM   #6
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I just went through a similar thing due to "someone" leaving a window open .

Found a place called parkin-acc.com that was able to order a window from the original window manufacturer. But it was outrageously priced. Over $400 for a small 2x3 window with frame. It would have taken 3 weeks to make the window and another 7 to 10 days to ship.

Fortunately, I checked with my dealer and they found that the RV manufacturer had one in stock for $239. Even after UPS 2 day shipping (drop shipped directly to me) it was less than parkin-acc.com. I replaced the window myself in about 20 minutes. In my case the window and frame are one piece. I did have to remove the old window frame and get the part number from the sticker on the frame to place my order. Good luck.
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The problem here is the tempered glass. First it has to be cut and then sent for tempering. That is the delay.
Well then I'm with TonyDi, Plexiglass or other water proof sheeting, duct tape and if cold is an issue, some styrofoam insulation board on the inside until you get home or have more time.
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