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Old 10-01-2018, 07:20 PM   #1
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Cabover window replacement !

In Orange City, Florida. Looking for cabover window replacement. Apparently, on road today cabover window was shattered. Of course it's pouring rain now, but looking for RV place to get replacement ? Tried most glass places that advertise rv glass replacement, but all are windshields only not cabin windows. Going to try La Mesa in the am. Any other suggestions appreciated.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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In Orange City, Florida. Looking for cabover window replacement. Apparently, on road today cabover window was shattered. Of course it's pouring rain now, but looking for RV place to get replacement ? Tried most glass places that advertise rv glass replacement, but all are windshields only not cabin windows. Going to try La Mesa in the am. Any other suggestions appreciated.
Ours was shattered several years ago by a flying rock from an approaching truckl in the oncoming lane. Small pieces of glass were everywhere inside the cab - including all over myself and my wife who were riding there. Why Winnebago didn't/doesn't use safety glass up there is beyond me.

It took three (3) attempts to get that window replaced properly by two different local repair shops such that it didn't leak. What a nightmare.

It's important that a repair facility NOT MERELY REPLACE THE GLASS. A complete new glass and frame assembly - ordered from Winnebago - needs to be installed carefully and properly - with the installation workers doing the outside install work while being up on a scaffold. The installers also need to do interior work with the frame in the inside cabover area.

The BEST WAY, in my opinion, to have it replaced is by the Winnebago factory. They should be the experts at properly doing this. Other RV repair facilities are not really good at this difficult replacement project. Properly sealing an RV's forward facing window that must stay sealed year after year when traveling down the road at speed in rainstorms is no easy task. The flexible wall of an RV's overhead cab structure is NOT the same as the rigid metal surfaces where vehicle windshields are installed.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:31 AM   #3
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Phil G., Thanks for your reply. I’ve had to remove frame and had a piece of lexan put in. Now have to reinstall. I can’t wait for Winnebago to pull new window, ship and then get rev shop to install as it may take up to six weeks. So hoping this will work as having window open is not an option. I’ll keep you posted on the way it turns out.

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Phil G., Thanks for your reply. I’ve had to remove frame and had a piece of lexan put in. Now have to reinstall. I can’t wait for Winnebago to pull new window, ship and then get rev shop to install as it may take up to six weeks. So hoping this will work as having window open is not an option. I’ll keep you posted on the way it turns out.

Thanks for reply,

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I forgot to mention that I just recently had our overhead cab window coated with a clear protective material ... to hopefully prevent breakage from ever happening again.

Your approach of not using glass is excellent! Keep us posted on how it goes.

(I hope Winnebago is reading this and switches to use of shatter-proof safety glass up there in their future new motorhomes.)
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New lexan window just installed before "Florida Sunshine" came.

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Wow, that looks great.
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