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Old 09-30-2022, 10:31 PM   #1
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Cracked windshield

Windshield on my 2015 Entegra Cornerstone is cracked from bottom to top on driverís side. Is it safe to drive?
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Old 09-30-2022, 11:49 PM   #2
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It should be fine but better use a clear tape to bind them together from inside and out to cover the line, before replacing.
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Keep in mind a windshield is actually two pieced of glass laminated together using a clear film between the glass to hold the two pieces together so unless the crack is on both sides (inside & out) you'll be fine but do get it replace as soon as practical.
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I am no expert but I've had several windshields damaged by debris on the highway.
I would tape it inside and out with 3M Repair Tape. I would drive it as necessary and not delay getting it replaced. Your biggest risk is probably a total failure if it gets hit by anything big driving.

We got hit by a big rock that crushed the windshield at the top with about a 1" smashed spot and cracks radiating for inches. Within a few miles they had propagated to one edge and were heading down the left side. We started working on getting it replaced within 24hours of the damage and it took us over a month to schedule an install. We drove to three parks during that period which was about 800 miles of driving.


I personal would schedule a replacement as soon as possible with a reputable RV installer who has done many windows like yours. You would be better off taking it to a shop where it can be done indoors. Indoors any rust or other repairs that need to be done to the surface where the windshield mounts to the coach can be performed. At a shop they can take the time to fix it right.

A good RV mobile glass install can come to you but if your coach has problems where it mounts you will only know this once the windshield is out. At that point you'll have to install the new windshield with only rudimentary repairs that can be done on the spot in a few minutes. The windshield can not be removed with out braking so you will not have a chance to get any rust fixed etc until the next windshield is installed. If there is damage to the mounting surface the mobile glass installer will probably not warranty the work.
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I had a chip repair fail which resulted in a large crack while we were in FL. Safe-lite, who handles repairs for my insurance co. told me it would be safe to take it home to MA. It lasted until it was replaced (about 1,800 miles)
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Yep, just drive on till it's convenient to get it replaced. I had one pop out at the lower passenger side when I crossed over some uneven terrain and flexed the frame. I could slide my fingers through the opening. On the advise of Coachnet, I just taped the gap up with duct tape and drove 1500 miles home. There was also a crack in that same area. Another time I had a crack as you described and drove 1800 miles home. It's not going to shatter and the wind pressure will hold it in place. Neither windshield came apart when they removed them. That's because a windshield is made up of three layers. Two layers of glass held together with Ply-Vinyl Butyrl, a plastic film that prevents shattering.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. You have put my mind at ease, and now my wife can sleep well tonight.����
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I hit a Turkey in New Hampshire back in 2009. I drove 300 miles home with a smashed Windshield.
Here is my old video
https://youtu.be/DGUiZu5zGLM
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