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Old 01-07-2017, 03:31 PM   #1
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Where is RV windshield glass manufactured?

I've gotten several estimated for replacement of our cracked passenger side windshield glass. A significant portion of the cost is packaging and shipping. If the glass manufacturer is within a few hundred miles of home, we could incorporate the replacement in an upcoming trip. Hopefully someone here knows where they are manufactured. I suppose that I could ask the installers in my area, but they might refrain from sharing that information as it means I will be going elsewhere for the glass.
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Old 01-07-2017, 03:57 PM   #2
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Guardian Glass Inc is one of the largest supplier of RV windshilds and is the OEM for many brands. They have plants in six states, but finding out which one makes your windshild might be a big issue or what warehouse it is stored in. Good luck in finding it.
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Some windshields are made in Turkey
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:35 PM   #4
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Some windshields are made in Turkey
Well thats going to make it tough driving there. 😁😁
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:44 PM   #5
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They are made in a glazier's shop. LOL
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Old 01-07-2017, 05:09 PM   #6
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There is a Gaurdian plant by Toledo, Ohio. That is where mine came from twice. I say twice because the first one they sn 50 miles down the road to my dealer got shattered when a big spool of wire that the truck driver didn't tie down rolled off some other freight and crushed my new windshield so they had to send another one. Mine is one of the largest one piece windshield on the market and cost about 2800 dollars.
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a little off topic, but still a glass topic, a "little" company called Apple is building their headquarters in Cupertino, CA the building looks like a giant circle, a round building, one mile around to be more exact, now here is the glass subject, the panes of glass are 40 feet long, 12 feet tall, each pane is slightly curved to fit a round building, is double paned glass of 1/2 inch thick each side, it is made in germany, its rumored the Apple bought the glass company when they said it would be 6 months before they could start to make those sheets of glass, and now moved the start date up by 6 months, the price of each double pane window, $110,000 each
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Not sure where you live..
I had one of my side windows (double pane) replaced by a local Pittsburg Glass Shop in Weatherford Texas. They measured the window and order from their supplier. The delivery and install was less that a week for a cost of $250.
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OEM glass is anywhere in the world with cost being the driving factor. Tured Tiffin a few years back and they mentioned Turkey as the source of their glass.

Insurance replacement, no telling. Could be salvage or new but the potential of USA made is a bit higher. The insurance can dilute the cost across all the policyholders.
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Pilkington North America is a big aftermarket supplier. The distributor near me claims to be able to get any glass for any vehicle. Maybe worth a call?
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Wow $14,000,000 in glass...
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You might want to check your policy. Ours has full replacement for MH which surprised us but at the price of a windshield you might just want to pay the deductible and be done with it.

We just had Safelight replace our car windshield, we had to pay for this one(have call into insurance to put a rider on policy). Total cost, including trip to campsite was around $300. The windshield for the MH was over $2000.

Called on Tuesday and they could have been here on Wed be we deferred until Thurs. Great service.
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There is likely only one or maybe two sources for the particular windshield used in your coach, so you just have to ask who has it. The windshields used in motorhomes are borrowed from some other vehicle, e.g. a truck or bus, and it's usually a low sales volume part. Unlike passenger cars, there simply aren't many vehicles using any given size or shape and thus only 1-2 factories making it.

Duncan Glass has installers nationwide and I suspect you could ask them where you could get the best price if you drove to that region. Worth asking, at any rate. They make the same profit no matter where you go, so they have no motivation to withhold the information.
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Once you get the glass who is going to install it. From watching our windshield get installed it seems to me that most of the cost is in the labor.
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