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MrMark52

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Posted: 05/04/21 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our coach is an ‘02 Georgie Boy Landau. First outing after we got it this past January, the loose dashboard slammed into the corner of the driver side windshield and cracked it. I didn’t realize the poor design of how the dashboard was fastened to the front end cap until after we had bought the coach.

I’ve since fixed the dashboard, now I need to replace the windshield. Now, before you say “That’s what insurance is for” (and I don’t really want to go there right now unless I need to) - I’ve found a good driver windshield from an 2000 Landau. It looks to be an exact match.

Question is, after contacting an installer, he said they don’t install old windshields any more because they’ve broken too many of them.

Anyone have any experience with this? Thoughts, comments, pointers, etc.?

Thanks!

rgatijnet1

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Posted: 05/04/21 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe you will find a number for the windshield in one of the corners. If they are the same on both windshields, then they should be interchangeable. Then all you have to do is find someone to change it near where you are. Just keep contacting windshield replacement services until you find one.

gbopp

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Posted: 05/04/21 02:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Several years ago I had both windshields reset on my 96 Southwind because of leaks.
I found glass shop that worked on motor homes. They removed, resealed and replaced both windshields using the original gasket. They never leaked again.
Keep looking, you will find someone who can do the work. Check with local dealers and body shops. Maybe your insurance agent can direct you to a qualified shop or installer.

Bruce Brown

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Posted: 05/07/21 04:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With a little help you could probably replace it yourself. Check Youtube to see if you can find a video.

Years ago I used to swap out the fixed rear windows in pick-up trucks for sliders - it literally was a 2-3 minute job. I think you'll find the windshield in your MH is mounted using the same method.


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