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einy

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I believe we have the dreaded Winnebago windshield leak in our 2007 Winnebago Voyage 35L. Can anyone suggest the best place and/or person to do the work in or around the Madison WI area. We are willing to travel if needed to find someone experienced with the rust issue below the glass.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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We had the windshield replaced in our 2013 Adventurer at a place called Glassworks in Edgerton.

http://glassworkswi.com/

We tried several glass companies in Madison, but they all referred us to Glassworks when they realized we were talking about a class A motorhome.


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Thank you Hikerdogs!! I will certainly check them out.

Did you have a leak / damage repaired, or just new glass?

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Many cracks/star breaks can be repaired, replacing the windshield is not always necessary. Try NOVUS...just had mine done.


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Windshield glass repair/replace is one thing. Fixing the underlying rusted frame is something else. Been there. Not all glass companies can do that sort of work (grinding down the rust, priming, possibly replacing some of the metal.) And if its badly rusted, pulling the windshield to fix the rust can cause the windshield to crack.

When I had mine done, I had to travel to Elkhart. Duncan RV Repair did the work on rebuilding my rusted windshield frame, and then next-door Duncan Systems did the actual glass work.


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Thanks emiddleb, for the suggestion. Elkhart is a long ride for us, but we're pretty sure we need the exact same type of repair. It would be good to know it's being done by someone that has experience with the rust issue.

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einy wrote:

Thank you Hikerdogs!! I will certainly check them out.

Did you have a leak / damage repaired, or just new glass?


We had the windshield replaced. It had a crack about 18" long starting from the top on the passengers side. Since it is a one piece windshield the whole thing had to be replaced.

When we took it in they said if they found rust or the frame needed repair there would be an additional cost. In our case there was no rust, so nothing was done beyond removing the original glass, prepping the surface and installing new glass.

This company specializes in RV, bus, and truck windshield repairs and replacement

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Yeah, the problem is that you won't really know if you have a frame rust issue until you pull the windshield. You didn't say anything about the existing windshield having a crack, just the water leak. Pulling the windshield to check the rust is a concern, as the act of removing it might cause it to crack (rare, but does happen.) And of course, once it's removed you are non-drivable. So you need to be sure wherever you take it they can handle both the glass (if breaks) and the rust, as its not going anywhere once they start the work. (Trust me, I know...)

Have you eliminated all other possibilities? Water from leaks migrate downward. Have you checked the seals around your marker lights, roof seams etc? Pulling the windshield would be a last resort after all other spots are checked.

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We just went through repairing frame rust. Had one windshield replaced and was told about the rust, but not given any guidance. Needed to replace the second one and called the same local company our previous insurance company had contracted with. Their Tech spotted the rust and told us he couldn't authorize replacement until the rust was taken care of. He also told us the first Tech should have not under any circumstances replaced the first one without first having the rust repaired. Went to the local CW. They cleaned up the rust and WS was replaced by Duncan Systems. Cost $1,500 for the rust repair.

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