I have the 2006 Itasca Suncruiser Model 35U with left center livingroom slide..two double panel windows. While driving at 60 mph, I had a 18 wheeler pass me at about 70 mph. Just after he cleared my rig... I heard a loud pop-bang in the living room slide area. Further inspection showed one of the fixed (non open)windows had completely shattered in the outer pane only. One area about the size and shape of a dime...was missing from the center of the shatter point on the outer pane. There was absolutely no sign of impact or damage to the same point on the inner pane. Seems highly suspicious to me..especially with no sign of impact damage to the inner pane.
Questions: Has anyone else experienced similar window damage? Could it have been a pressure stress break ...or side impact of small object from passing truck?
What about repairs to this window? Should I expect a replacement of the entire double window insert frame or just the shatterered fixed window ..double pane window?
I have placed a 3" metal duct type tape patch over the dime sized point on the spider shattered broken outer panel....It seems to have held shattered panel OK for the remaining 50 miles. I hope to delay final glass repair of the window until trip completion later this month.
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