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Old 07-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this but....
Can anyone tell me what is behind the one piece front windsheilds? Why the change from the older two pane ones?
Here is Alaska it is quite common to pick-up rock and other junk from the road, taking out the windsheild. I have had two of the drivers side replaced and even those are not cheap. Frist one was over $1600 and the second one was over $750 ( was replaced in Oregon). I have heard that the one piece one can cost upwards of $3000! OUCH!!!!!
What do the folks do that have the one piece windsheilds when they get damaged?

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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What do the folks do that have the one piece windsheilds when they get damaged?
Call the insurance company and say fix my windshield. The risk makes the premium cost for comprehensive coverage look reasonable.

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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The one piece is all about styling - "no center bar to obstruct your view" appears in the ads. Most of us with two piece 'shields never knew we were "obstructed" until we read the ads, but who knows?

Few people think about replacing windshields, and if they did, they would probably say "that's why I have insurance".

Like you, I've had two "halves" replaced in my travels. Last one was $1200. Sure glad I have zero deductible on windshield coverage!
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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My two piece windshield is not a huge issue to me, but when I get in a coach with no overhead TV and a one piece windshield....wow...what a nice view.

In the past few years the manufacturers have been limiting all the bends and curves and making one piece windshields that are more of a flat piece of glass, but still look stylish. I wonder if these less complicated pieces are cheaper.

The first year we bought the coach, I got a rock chip on the way to Sedona Az. I had the chip repaired and immediatley lowered my comprehensive deductible figuring the large windshield was going to be problematic. Seven years later, I've had no damage.
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