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Racklefratz

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Posted: 11/16/20 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

N6WT wrote:

My RV is parked in a shed so no leaking without me knowing it. When it did a towel was put down.

Windshield leaks are no fun - our '94 Beaver Patriot leaked whenever we got into any rain. I didn't really pursue it, since where we live, there's not much rain. Sorry I don't have anything to offer in your situation.

But as an aside, I notice your signature includes "UPS Feeder Driver retiring in July 2016!". That was a while ago. [emoticon]


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Racklefratz wrote:

But as an aside, I notice your signature includes "UPS Feeder Driver retiring in July 2016!". That was a while ago. [emoticon]
Yes a few years ago!

Life is good. Pursuing my hobbies. Ham radio and offroading. More of the ham radio.
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So the latest on this.

I re-sealed the running lights. There was nothing wrong with the lights when I removed them, but to move things along I re-sealed them. I let the sealant cure for 2 days even though the instructions said it would be done in 24hrs. I water tested again. I did not spray any water on the running lights. It leaked in the same spot. I called the original glass company. the response was, "did you have the dealer look at the lights". No!

I told them the windshield needs to be removed and redone. The response was well if we do that it will break. They left it at they will talk to the owner of the company. Then a call back a few mins later asking what is the VIN#. I can only guess where this is going now.

I figure I will have to go with another company and send the old company the bill and then small claims court.

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I usually use a garden water hose to check for leaks after a windshield repair.


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Before I spent $3,000 to $5,000 to replace and then try to sue, I would spend $150 at a local RV shop that is equipped to do a proper pressure test.

If the windshield leaks send a copy of the shops invoice and a copy of the video of the process showing the bubbles to the warranty company.


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In the end!

I started telling the Windshield shop that they need to remove the windshield and reseal it. Their response was we will come to you to do a water test. Their shop was not set up to do a water test on a motorhome of my size and they did not trust me that I had adequately sealed the running lights. Fair enough. The installer came out and did the water test, he only put water on the windshield. It leaked. He scratched his head for a bit. He said he would like to seal from the outside. I figured ok. He removed the trim piece from the top of the windshield and it was obvious that the original installer had done a poor job. He put sealant across the top seam of the windshield and left.

I waited 4 days to test again. It did not leak! Thank goodness!!

In the end, I will say I learned something from this experiance. In speaking with a lawyer about this there are things you should not take for granted, such as warranty. Here is a link to A Consumer's Guide to Automotive Repair in California. Read it over and do your due diligence when taking your RV in for repair. I am guilty of being complacent on this.

Good luck!

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And let me also add. DO NOT CALL A "National company" you find on the internet. Find a local company and go with them!

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N6WT---Amen to that!!!!

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N6WT wrote:

And let me also add. DO NOT CALL A "National company" you find on the internet. Find a local company and go with them!

Not a "one-size-fits-all" solution, unfortunately.

When we had a windshield problem with our '12 Allegro Bus, I DID call a prominent local automotive windshield repair/replacement outfit to come to my place and evaluate a replacement windshield, and all I got was, "that's a BIG piece of glass". He promised to consult with management and "get back to me" with a proposal, and I never heard anything else from them.

Ultimate resolution was a trip to the Tiffin factory service center for a new windshield installation. Lesson learned: Don't rely on local businesses to always be willing or capable of dealing with an RV windshield issue.

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