Originally Posted by RV Wizard
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My question back to you is, how many class A RV windshields has the company installed before? Both windshields may have to be removed if one has shifted. Sometimes they can be a real bear but if the front cap is distorted from an accident or twisted from improper leveling; repairs will have to be made to correct the front cap before successful windshield install can happen.
Thanks for your reply. Let me give you a little more detail.
Prior to the drivers windshield cracking, I had no leaks and the windshield seemed to fit just fine. Our insurance company referred us to this auto glass company to install the replacement glass, which they did. We took the coach on a trip and noticed leaking from the new glass.
Took it back, and after inspection the guy said that his installer had cut our old gasket trying to get the glass back in. They ordered a new gasket and that's when the trouble started.
After they removed the old gasket, they noticed the center arm was not attached to the top of the roof. They drilled out the rivets and I took it to a welder who welded back a piece of aluminum that had broken off. They then pop riveted it back on with no problem.
The two fellows they sent out spent 5 1/2 hours getting the old gasket out and installing the new gasket and one glass on the passenger side. I noticed that the gasket was pushing out at the top left corner of the window. He said that once he got the glass in it would pull it in and eventually seat after the sun got to it.
When he started to seat the gasket on the right side, he said it was pulling "in". He said the roof was out of align and quit. He said to call a body shop.
When they put the gasket in, the coach was not level and it was cold out.
My question is: If the coach was not level would that have a bearing on it. And, shouldn't the gasket been warmed to make it a little more pliable?