After a 6000-mile jaunt, we came back with three huge cracks/dings in the windshield of a new 2023 Travato 59k (built on the Promaster 3500 chassis).
Now semi-patiently waiting for the call from Safelite to get our windshield replaced. (Hmmmm. It's only been a month and no ETA is currently available.
According to the Facebook Winnebago users group (I am not a Facebook user, I heard from others), the breakage on the Promaster windshields is a relatively common occurrence.
I only look through less than 1/3 of the top of the windshield yet the thing is a huge target for errant farm truck rocks or trucks with covered loads -- however someone should have checked for spillage around dump bed. (BTW - Not sure what Dodge was thinking.)
In any case, enough whining. I have an idea to resolve the issue by fabricating a "mad-maxish" lower windshield protector that would sit just in front of the windshield wipers and protect at least the lower third (where most of our hits have occurred). I need to find a plastics fabricator to help with the build.
For now, the issue here seems to be supply chain issue with this windshield - at least in the Seattle area and I'm wondering if others with the Promaster chassis are able to get windshields in their area. We're a few weeks away from another adventure. This time during our fall rainy season. One of the "repairs" (a crack filler by a windshield repair place) is starting to tear up the wiper blades.
Perhaps we could vary our proposed route a bit to get actual replacement somewhere along the way (Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts)?
Thanks in advance for any advice.