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Old 12-20-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Slipping Windshield

Hi all. First post. I own a 2013, Newmar, Baystar. After a month travelling the back roads New England in October, I noticed that the upper left corner of the windshield is showing gray paint on the fiberglass, which used to be under the windshield gasket. It appears that the windshield has shifted or the fiberglass has started to come out of the gasket, about a quarter of an inch. When it rains, there is a slight leak on the passenger side along the windshield. I contacted Newmar and the young lady suggested that I contact Safelite. Safelite said that they can fix it but with no guarantees that it won't happen again.

Has anyone had or heard of this type of issue?

Thanks in advance.

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Happens on different manufacturers also not just yours. Some models the leveling out of sequence can pop a windshield out.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:51 PM   #3
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The joy of a one piece windshield. We have a friend with a different brand who's had the whole front cap removed an rebuilt. Still his windshield has a corner, where the windshield actually poops out. His coach has been to several different glass companies and RV shops, still the problem the persists. I'm hoping the Bay Star is a better built coach than his, because we have one, an travel the back roads whenever we can.
Years ago a Safari salesman told us that 4 point leveling jacks could cause this. That's why Safari used a 3 point jack system, so as to not stress the front cap. There's an awful lot of 4 point systems out there, so it was probably more of a sales pitch than a fact.

Good luck, let us know what happens.
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Thanks. Since I have automatic levelers, I guess I wouldn't think they would be an issue. Then again....
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:35 AM   #5
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Will do Grumpytoo. My next call is to the local (1.5 hours away) dealer for their input. The second call is to the insurance company to see if the fix is covered. The third call is to Newmar to get a drawing that shows the windshield opening to verify that it's correct. I saw on line last week that someone had an issue (I don't rmember if it was a Baystar) with a windshield hole that was larger that it should be and I want to ensure that if Safelite needs to remove the windshield to reset it, that we can take a measurement.

Will report as the saga unfolds.
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