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I went out to the coach yesterday and to my surprise I found the windshield had cracked, in a "Y" pattern starting from the bottom right corner almost to the top.  Coach has been sitting for 8 weeks or so and the crack is recent.  Only thing I can figure is heat from the sun, even though I have a sunscreen on the outside.  Anyway I need to get it replaced.  I am going to Oregon later this month and would like to get it replaced by RV Glass Solutions in Coburg.  My question to this forum is could I just tape the cracks, inside and outside, with good duct tape and be safe driving 500 miles or so to Coburg?  Or would I be better off getting it replaced somewhere in the Sacramento area by one of RV Glass Solution associated glass repair places?  The windshield itself would still be supplied by RV Glass Solutions (this will be the 3rd windshield replacement in 16 yrs).  Thanks.

ArtM,

2005 Windsor PDQ 40ft.

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Art

I had mine done by USA Glass which Duncan Systems sent me after two failed installs in Grass Valley. They did an excellent job. It hasn't fallen out or leaked like the last two.

3485 Orange Grove Ave H, North Highlands, CA 95660

(916) 978-3550

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Our windshield cracked repeatedly so we wanted it fixed properly by RV Glass in Coburg since they would dry-fit the new one and find out what was causing the cracks.  (It turned out that our front cap was a little skewed so a fiberglass shop removed fiberglass from one corner and added fiberglass to the opposite corner)  We spent the winter in Arizona and didn't go to Oregon until the late spring and we didn't tape the windshield at all even though the crack was top to bottom.  When they removed the windshield the whole thing was still in one piece so I wouldn't worry about it.  RV Glass did an amazing job!

Tricia Neuzil

'06 Diplomat

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You would probably be fine. We have taken the windshield repair kit from Walmart $10 or so. We sealed 2 cracks about 18in long. My wife used the plastic sheets at the intersection and at each end of the cracks and equally with how many she had. The rest of the crack just run the glue all along the crack. That was almost a year ago & the crack has not gotten any longer here in the Arizona sun. 

May be a little weird, but it seemed to work.  She has also used the stuff on my cellphone.  

Safe travels 

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You might contact RV Glass Solutions and ask their opinion. When we did ours there a few years ago, we called and asked- they said it should be safe to drive and explained why because of the way the windshield was made, etc. No guarantee, but they thought it would probably be okay. We drove about 300 miles to their facility with no problem.

PS - they did an excellent job. Would definitely recommend them.

karl 98 Sig

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I drove our RV for over 7 years with a quarter size bullet ding from a stone that never spread one mm and a smaller stone ding that did develop into a long crack that traveled through the curved area of the drivers side without it ever causing any problems while driving. Finally had the windshield replaced in Florida at RV Glass Solutions in Lakeland FL.

They did an awesome job!

Don't worry about it. If something does happen then have Coach-Net tow the coach to the glass shop in Oregon. The VERY best towing facility in the entire state of Oregon is called Crocketts Towing. Trust me I know from experience.

https://crockettsinterstate.com/#home

They also did an awesome job!

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We drove like this for some 6k miles over 7 months long trip until I got home and fixed the damaged window frame when a truck ripped our mirror and more. Clear Gorilla tape from Walmart and some wide awning repair tape was holding it inside and out and from sliding down. The glass was flexing when meeting trucks from opposite direction but held in place. Coach Glass replaced it in my garage, in TX. You should have no problem.

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Art, helicopter tape was the name of a tape used in Viet Nam on helicopter blades to protect the leading edges from chips. But those dam hill boys in Nascar stole it and call it Racers tape. Amazon has it if you go that route.

Gary 05 AMB DST

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