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Old 08-27-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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New to Rv-ing (windshield issues)

I was recently given a 98 National Tradewinds. The interior is in great shape and after spending a little I have everything up and running.

The major problem is with the Windshield. When I picked it up both sides of the windshield were cracked. When I got it home I leveled it,(incorrectly from what I have read here on Irv2). The windshield cracked apart, I have about an inch gap in the glass. The other side pulled away from the frame on the lower edge about 2".

I have been trying to find a local glass company to put in a new windshield, to no avail. So I now have an appointment at Buddy Gregg in Knoxville TN. To have them replace the windshield. It is going to cost around 1,800.00 to have both sides replaced.

My questions are: Is it worth it? How can I prevent this from happening again. What Is the likelihood of this happening again? Should I look to trade this in to avoid future problems?

Sorry for rambling

thanks in advance for your advice

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:12 AM   #2
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Windshields on RVs are an integral part of the roof structure and the front end so. $1800 for the replacement of both sides is very reasonable I would expect you to pay over 3000 to have both sides replaced.
RV windshields are not the same as automobile windshields they are thicker and much stronger.

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