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Old 08-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Glass in class C overhang - real glass or plastic?

1991 Class C Winnebego Warrior on Toyota chassis.

Presently there is plastic/Lexan? in fixed window in cab overhang facing forward. I assume plastic is not factory. It is cracked. A local supplier of motorcycle windshields can supply custom Lexan type product. This was the route I had planned to take; however, it seems like if this was glass there would be greater rigidity and less likely to leak. I suspect the factory setup was safety glass. Anybody have any experience with this?

I believe the other windows are Hehr brand. Winnebego parts says window nolonger available. Suggestions on an RV glass dealer that could supply? I would install myself.

Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Would think any glass place could cut and supply the glass for you.. Or even the plexiglass for that matter. Dont know if the glass originally was tempered or not. I would think so, but not sure.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Presently there is plastic/Lexan? in fixed window in cab overhang facing forward. I assume plastic is not factory. It is cracked. A local supplier of motorcycle windshields can supply custom Lexan type product. This was the route I had planned to take; however, it seems like if this was glass there would be greater rigidity and less likely to leak.
I don't know why plastic would be any more likely to leak than glass.
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I suspect the factory setup was safety glass. Anybody have any experience with this?
The front glass of my Dad's Class C was glass, but it was protected by an outside closable door/shutter. I bet you the original window was plastic if there is no shutter.
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Suggestions on an RV glass dealer that could supply? I would install myself.
I bet anything available will be a custom cut situation.
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Well, I have one that is cracked in the front of the overhead and the glass shop wants about $70 to cut a new one. It should be laminated glass just like a windshield.
The issue is that the glass shop won't remove or install the glass, I have to do it myself. They said they stopped doing the repairs on motorhomes because of to many claims of leaks.
Either way, it's not that big of a deal to remove, I just haven't been motivated enough to do it.

But basically, if it's facing forward it should be laminated glass, if it's a side or rear window, tempered safety glass is fine (and a little bit cheaper).
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