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Old 11-29-2020, 07:03 PM   #1
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Window shattered

Stopped for the night, and found my rear side window shattered. Thank goodness for dual pane windows. Only the outside tinted portion shattered, the inside clear portion stayed intact. Anyone else experience this? 25ORDS I've only had it four months.
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Old 11-29-2020, 07:25 PM   #2
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No not me, where’d you stop? someone being malicious?
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Probably a flying rock or other road debris since it was the outer pane that was broken.
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Are you towing anything behind the trailer? Heard of rocks hitting something being towed and bouncing forward to damage rear windows or being hit by road debris when parked at roadside. Fortunate it didn’t take both panes out.
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Probably a rock kicked up by a vehicle on the side. Freek accident.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:03 PM   #6
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I re read you original post, I guess I read it as “in the morning“ you noticed it. If you noticed right after stopped then yes agree with others, unfortunate rock shot from another vehicle or something .... my bad for skim reading.
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In over 23 years of trailering, I have never heard of such an thing.

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Old 11-30-2020, 11:48 PM   #8
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Is the outer glass pane missing or is there chunks left like something hit it. The glue could have failed and it just fell off. Anything hitting it would have also broke the inner glass also, you'd think.
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A few years back I was towing down US-93 south in Montana to get to a camp site. An old “hot rod” with no fenders passed us going the opposite direction and some rocks kicked up. 150 miles later we were at our campsite when I discovered the side window (frameless windows) at the dinette was shattered. The next morning I left the trailer there and drove 75 miles into a town so I could get some duct tape. The glass was shattered on both sides but held together by the tint film in between. I taped every inch of it in both directions in hopes to keep it in place until we got home. 11 days later we did the 450 mile drive home and the taped shattered window held together just fine. Took me 2 weeks to get a replacement....at $825...and I did the work myself.

Said I would never own another trailer with frameless windows, yet here I am waiting for our new 280kvs titanium to be built.

2 rolls of duct tape have a permanent place in my rv’s tool kit now
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I had a side window on an 83 Ford Escort shatter driving up I-75 just north of Detroit. All I can think of was that the truck I was passing kicked up a rock and it took out the window. My point being is that even when you are less than 4 feet from the window and it shatters you won't necessarily know what happened to make it shatter. Chalk it up to experience and don't fret about it. Life's too short to worry about the inexplicable.
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I had a Sunnybrook with a front window with a rock shield. I liked the front window. I see that some are being built with a front window now. I wonder how that will last.
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If you know where to tap, it takes only the slightest sharp hit to the windows in an RV, just like on a vehicle. (Don't ask how I know). Anyway, same applies to the front window that ORV is installing these days. Everyone to themselves but I will NOT order an RV with this feature, period. I suspect ORV is just following the competition trend but I see no good use for this window and if just one sharp rock makes it over my truck at highway speeds and strikes the window, it's gonna be history faster than the shards can hit the ground.
There's enough inherent risks involved in RV'ing and I don't need another that puts cold air on my head while sleeping, and is another source of potential water leaks.
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I had a Sunnybrook with a front window with a rock shield. I liked the front window. I see that some are being built with a front window now. I wonder how that will last.
That lil tidbit was one of the biggest turn offs about Lance when we were shopping around before we bought our ORV.
A chunk of semi retread would make a mess out of a window.........
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Yep, road gators from my tow vehicle have hit the front panel of my fifth wheel, and caused large dents.

Glass wouldn't stand a chance.
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