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Old 06-26-2019, 07:07 PM   #15
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A 'cure', or a 'recommendation' ?
Ah yes, recommendation. A cure would be a career ending move.
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More likely it's the Sprinter design- Had a rock chip about 3 months from new, repaired and that held for about 2 years, another rock hit near lower drivers side edge and cracked across the corner- new windshield.
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Well our first Sprinter rig, 2006 View, we lost the windshield two times, both driving in Montana because during the summer months they are doing chip seal to repair winter damage.


Then our last rig was a small A class DP. Left the dealers lot, got on the interstate and within 10 miles a truck passed us and threw up a rock, windshield gone. Smurf words!


Back in a Sprinter rig now, 18V24D. Been "out West" twice, no chips yet but it is just a matter of time probably. If you drive you will get chips and cracked windshields eventually or sooner than later.


We even lost the rear window of our last Toad vehicle with it parked in camp - spontaneous destruction. It literally exploded into tiny 1/4 inch shards with no one in the vehicle, saw it happen. Honda Fit.


The downside is our home state, Georgia, does not require glass coverage so it is an add-on for the RV. Other states - some it is mandatory and others not.
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The downside is our home state, Georgia, does not require glass coverage so it is an add-on for the RV. Other states - some it is mandatory and others not.
Florida requires windshield coverage by insurance, no deductible applies. My initial stone chip repair, I had the option of full replacement.
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I pay Progressive about $50/yr extra for 0 deductible on glass for the Prism. Had it about 15 months and caught a rock in nowhere WA that made a nice chip. Had it fixed at $0 cost and it did not go against my disappearing deductible as Progressive considers it a separate policy. Glass place said the windshield on the Sprinter is ~$400.
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2 chips so far - got the 1st one before we even spent a night in the rig! Grrr...... Both chips have been repaired, not in field of vision, so OK so far.
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Class A's are certainly not immune. We bought a used MH with 3 or 4 repaired chips about 2 1/2 years ago. I've added 7 chips, one of which produced 4 separate cracks, all of which have been repaired and contained. This is a one piece windshield and changing it is a big deal. My deductible is $1k and there's risk of future wind noise and/or water leaks. So far this season only 1 chip so maybe we're coming out of the Twilight Zone.....
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With a $1000 deductible I’ve decided that a new windshield every couple of years is probably cheaper than keeping up with repairing chips. At $50 a chip it doesn’t take long when a new one is only $400; and then it is new instead of patched up.
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Spent the first fifty years in Chicagoland area and never had a windshield replaced. Moved to central Oregon where they primarily use gravel on the roads in the winter, have had four windshields replaced. It's well know hereabouts that windshield replacement is a way of life.
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