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Old 11-26-2021, 01:54 PM   #1
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Windshield replacement

Hey fellow rvers, where do I go to get a cracked class A windshield replaced? Mine caught a rock and now is cracked all the way top to bottom. Local rv shop? Mfr? Safelight?

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Hey fellow rvers, where do I go to get a cracked class A windshield replaced? Mine caught a rock and now is cracked all the way top to bottom. Local rv shop? Mfr? Safelight?

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Before anyone else asks, because you didn’t post it here……

You still living in Kansasville Wisconsin?
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Old 11-26-2021, 06:34 PM   #3
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I just had mine replaced by Coach Glass/RV Glass Solutions in Phoenix. I believe they have a number of locations and a mobile service also.
Very professional and hookups if you go to them.

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Old 11-27-2021, 07:40 AM   #4
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Yes, live in Kansasville Wi. Wasnt looking for a specific dealer unless there is one that anyone knows here, more so was looking for recommendations on dealer vs rv shop, vs auto glass... the other post mentions an RV Glass company.... tx!!!!
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:48 AM   #5
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I had a local auto glass shop replace my suv's WS 3 weeks ago and asked if they could replace my cracked RV WS. I was told they do any type of vehicle. Plus they are mobile also and come to me. Waiting for the RV WS to crack more before I replace it.
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I had a semi local auto/truck glass shop replace the windshield in our Discovery. They did an excellent job.
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Old 12-07-2021, 03:27 PM   #7
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I delivered windshields to glass shops for several years, and I'm confident that any auto glass shop with which you like doing business will handle your replacement without difficulty. The shop will probably need to order the replacement glass, so go visit them with your rig so they can make their own decisions about what glass to order, and they'll call you when the glass comes in.

I'll also add that a one-piece windshield for a Class A is startlingly heavy! When I was delivering, I transported 40 to 70 shields a night to various shops around Northern Indiana six nights a week, but I only delivered four Class A shields. Suffice it to say there's a lot of auto glass shops and a lot of glass, but not so many of "our" size being moved.

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Old 12-07-2021, 04:04 PM   #8
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Windshield Replacement

Go to a RV Glass specialist, especially if you have a split windshield. I unfortunately went to Premium Auto Glass in Arvada as recommended by my insurance agent. They replaced the passenger side glass, but in the process pushed the driver side glass away from the body, and then claimed they were not responsible. Needless to say, it was a nightmare that was finally resolved for free by RV Glass Specialties in Denver. If anyone would like to see pictures, I have plenty!
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I was lucky, I found a used one at a truck/RV wrecker about 4 hours away, after a garage crushed mine while lifting it up. The used one was in decent shape. Total cost installed was <C$500 + gas, it was the passenger side.

Otherwise the lowest quote was $3k installed. Fleetwood Bounder had a new one for US$600 + US$800 Delivery and a local installer cost of $550.

If you use a vehicle glass installer, I suggest you ask them how many Class A windshields they have installed. They need a proper platform to work from which not all places have. Way worse if its a one piece.

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Old 12-07-2021, 05:15 PM   #10
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Had a long crack on the driver's side about three years ago. Called around to see what the local glass companies could do but got the feeling they weren't all that familiar with the process of ordering and installing an motorhome's windshield. Decided to use

RV Glass Solutions

who did all the legwork for me. All I had to do was call the shop they recommended and make the appointment when the glass came in. The process was painless, was professional, and the total cost came out cheaper than the couple of quotes I got on my own.
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Old 12-07-2021, 06:37 PM   #11
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Not Safelite

I agree with the posts that say to use places that specialize in RVs or trucks. I had one side of my two piece windshield replaced by Safelite 4 or 5 years ago and have had issues ever since. Air infiltrates and squeals at speeds over 55 mph. The techs at Safelite were very sympathetic and tried several times to remedy it but never quite got it fixed. It's less loud than previously but in a crosswind it still can start whistling. I like Safelite for the cars but the RV not so much. Actually the last time I had a Safelite tech come out for a car (we get lots of rock chips in Idaho) he said that they no longer work on motorhomes. Not sure if that's nationwide.
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I'm scheduled to have mine replaced next week.

My insurance company connected me with Safelite glass. They did all of the research and ordering.
They offered mobile installation but the CG I'm in doesn't allow it.

The shop they contracted with is only 6 miles away.
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Thanks everyone!

Hey everybody thanks so much for the great advice! At least I have some ideas on how to start! Appreciate you all and this forum!! MLJ
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