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Old 10-01-2020, 08:36 AM   #1
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Windshield Dings

We have now found 2 chips/ding in our 2018 Palazzo 36.1 windshield and are trying to decide what to do for fear of the repair person cracking the full window. WE have seen how these chips have spread in car windshields and know we need to take some action but are looking for advice on who others have used or what they have done in the same situation. Thanks
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We have mobile windshield repair services around here that will come to your location and repair the chip. You can also buy repair kits at most any auto parts store but I've never used one and don't know how effective they are.
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We have used the do it yourself repair kits, and have also had a company (Safelite) come out to the house/campground. Both have worked out for us.
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A lot of insurance companies will pay with no deductible to repair chips. It keeps them from having to replace the whole window later. Any auto glass shop can do or mobile glass repair. Just no repair in the direct drivers view. I would fear a home repair more than a pro job. Do you have glass coverage ?
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If they are just simple chips/dings normally they will not spread unless there are spider cracks extending out from the chip. I also have used the auto supply repair kits several times on two motor homes as well as my Jeep. They work quite well if you get to the chip early.
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The same PPF, Plastic Protective Film, that is applied to protect your paint can also be applied to the windscreen I believe. Pretty easy and inexpensive DIY job on a windscreen - not so much on the rest of a rig.
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A lot of insurance companies will pay with no deductible to repair chips. It keeps them from having to replace the whole window later. Any auto glass shop can do or mobile glass repair. Just no repair in the direct drivers view. I would fear a home repair more than a pro job. Do you have glass coverage ?
We used to have the mobile windshield tech come out and fix every chip. Now our insurance agent tells us that the insurance companies now count those repairs as claims, and it will make your insurance go up at the next renewal. The agent says you will be money ahead to just pay for the repairs instead of turning it in to the insurance company.
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We used to have the mobile windshield tech come out and fix every chip. Now our insurance agent tells us that the insurance companies now count those repairs as claims, and it will make your insurance go up at the next renewal. The agent says you will be money ahead to just pay for the repairs instead of turning it in to the insurance company.
yup, and our premium already jumped $300+ this year with no claims - searching for a new company for insurance.
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We had our windsheild replaced last year, due to non-repairable damage and Progressive paid out over $3500 to replace it. There was no increase in premium because it is a comprehensive claim, not collision damage.
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I have had good luck with Safelite on 2 different MH's. They will come to you and do repair and it is not expensive.
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We used to have the mobile windshield tech come out and fix every chip. Now our insurance agent tells us that the insurance companies now count those repairs as claims, and it will make your insurance go up at the next renewal. The agent says you will be money ahead to just pay for the repairs instead of turning it in to the insurance company.


Interesting as I was told by our agent glass is not against my collision. Glass chip repair is cheap anyway itís replacement that isnít
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Good point on paying for chip repair rather than covering it on insurance
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I have had good luck with Safelite on 2 different MH's. They will come to you and do repair and it is not expensive.

Agree! They do a nice job and I really like the fact they come to you. Their scheduling online is easy and their follow up terrific.
Have used them twice in the last 60 days.
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