Originally Posted by Joebinks
I have a 2004 National RV Sea Breeze 8360. I was leveling after it had settled at home. I had just stopped and I was still in the drivers seat when there was a loud "BANG" then the corner of the windshield over my head shattered. I had the windshield replaced but the center seam never was tight enough to stay sealed, there is a constant whistle (I believe through the fiberglass above the windshield) and the top front appears to sway a lot. The new windshield broke at about 100 miles in the same corner while driving on a flat road - Thruway.
So my question is has anyone else had this experience? I'm concerned the frame is broke but I'm not sure where to look and I can't ask National RV.
I agree with others who have said to put at least the front jacks on the ground with a lift of at least 3". The PowerGear is likely to be set up with a floating front system that will self level from side to side when the rear jacks begin to adjust. My control panel does not even have any front side to side buttons, just a single Raise Front Jacks button. All of this is to minimize "torquing" the front windshield frames which can cause glass breakage. Unless you have a fully automatic system, this would be a good idea for any jack system IMHO.
I have to take it easy when I go in or out of the storage lot as there is a several inch drop between the street and the driveway. They have added more asphalt to the road and made it higher. If I don't go slowly, there will be a violent shift when one of the front wheels pass over the edge and of course, I am turning at an angle to get onto the street or visa versa. The front wants to snap to one side and and if I'm too fast, there is a big creaking and shifting that goes on. I slow down to almost a crawl when passing this point now.
Hope this helps.