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genentina

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We caught a stone into the right half or our windshield on our
'97 Georgie Boy Swinger, the type with a curved, sloped left half and
a right half. It formed a crack that has traveled 15 inches.

Is there a windshield repair that can be done at this point, or just
bite the bullet and get a replacement? I can't even imagine it is still available, although I've seen this style of sloped, curved windshield on dozens of different makes and models. It's gotta be expensive to replace, right?


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You will have some numbers on your windshield which can be used to find a replacement and have it installed. There are several RV glass businesses that specialize in windshield replacement. I used RV Glass Solutions and they handled everything with the insurance company. Of course since I live in Florida my cost was zero. They have a webpage with contact info.

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genentina wrote:

We caught a stone into the right half or our windshield on our
'97 Georgie Boy Swinger, the type with a curved, sloped left half and
a right half. It formed a crack that has traveled 15 inches.

Is there a windshield repair that can be done at this point, or just
bite the bullet and get a replacement? I can't even imagine it is still available, although I've seen this style of sloped, curved windshield on dozens of different makes and models. It's gotta be expensive to replace, right?


file a claim with your auto insurance carrier. over the years we've had three windhsields replaced on two different motor homes with no out-of-pocket cost to us.


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Almost guaranteed your windshield is available and probably an insurance item less any glass deductible ( Florida is mandated as 0 deductible depends on state rules) Rv glass solutions
Can get one from their warehouses sent to an approved rv glass installer near you. There are other companies also that do the same.


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well I see we have a $2000 deductible so it'll likely be coming

out of my lunch money

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Windshield deductible is usually much less. Call your agent

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Genentina,

There is repair that can probably be done. It is inexpensive and while not 100% certain of long term survival, it is worth looking into.

We have had this done to two or three passcars and it did save replacement of the glass.

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We’ve had a repair. Lasted three years just fine...then we sold the vehicle.


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I've been quoted about $1200 to replace a right or left half windshield from 2 different companies. That's if no insurance is involved.


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I had both windshields replaced last year due to road hazard and hail damage.
Total cost about $1600 including labor.


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