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Old 12-18-2017, 12:14 AM   #21
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yea,,now what?

The 3rd day I had my MH it got a rock chunked into the windshield.. ins co paid for the "star" fix. A few months later, while sitting in traffic, a small Pu truck comes from the other way, and dam it, spits a stone into my shield.. I paid for this fix, is much bigger then the last... a year goes by, one day I get in my rig and see a 4" crack in the upper center.. I am thinking was the rough road on last trip.. so now it is growing, though not as fast as first.... so.... wait until I sell the MH or have it replaced now? I fear a new windshield will just attract more bad attention... replace now my deductible $1000 and risk higher ins costs.. what to do ??
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:45 AM   #22
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The 3rd day I had my MH it got a rock chunked into the windshield.. ins co paid for the "star" fix. A few months later, while sitting in traffic, a small Pu truck comes from the other way, and dam it, spits a stone into my shield.. I paid for this fix, is much bigger then the last... a year goes by, one day I get in my rig and see a 4" crack in the upper center.. I am thinking was the rough road on last trip.. so now it is growing, though not as fast as first.... so.... wait until I sell the MH or have it replaced now? I fear a new windshield will just attract more bad attention... replace now my deductible $1000 and risk higher ins costs.. what to do ??
Good chance a 4" crack will spread even more if left alone...
And selling MH any buyer would deduct the cost of new windshield.

My insurance agents (multiple states) have told me a comprehensive claim isn't the same as chargeable accident or violation... And shouldn't increase rates.

Even before RV, I've always carried $0 deductible glass coverage. New York policies offered it as option separate from comprehensive deductible (that was a while ago), in Michigan I had to carry $0 deductible comprehensive, and now in Florida, insurance must cover windshields with $0 deductible...
Depending on insurance rules in your state, might want to consider a change to cover the 'more attention'??

But probably best to fix it now in any case...
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:47 AM   #23
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Good chance a 4" crack will spread even more if left alone...
And selling MH any buyer would deduct the cost of new windshield.

My insurance agents (multiple states) have told me a comprehensive claim isn't the same as chargeable accident or violation... And shouldn't increase rates.

Even before RV, I've always carried $0 deductible glass coverage. New York policies offered it as option separate from comprehensive deductible (that was a while ago), in Michigan I had to carry $0 deductible comprehensive, and now in Florida, insurance must cover windshields with $0 deductible...
Depending on insurance rules in your state, might want to consider a change to cover the 'more attention'??

But probably best to fix it now in any case...
I feel if I replace it something will crack it the next day
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:51 AM   #24
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I feel if I replace it something will crack it the next day
Is why I suggested looking at a lower glass deductible if available in your state... For the piece of mind against the 'next rock'.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:12 AM   #25
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Minor point of correction, Ed and MO Mike. The early 2016 Vegas and Axis also had the taller windshield. Ours was one of those, and our windshield cracked and was replaced under warranty. Haven't heard of anyone having a stress crack on the shorter windshield.
I forget that there really isn't anything as "set years" in THORLAND (with features kind of soft introduced as they run out of the older equipment)

Hopefully your replaced windshield has been kind to you.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:54 PM   #26
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I forget that there really isn't anything as "set years" in THORLAND (with features kind of soft introduced as they run out of the older equipment) Hopefully your replaced windshield has been kind to you.


No problems with the replaced windshield, except the dealer who did the Thor warranty windshield replacement tried to stiff me for $500! They suggested I call Thor, which I did. I may have mentioned that my Thor forum friends will be real interested in how this turns out! Got a call back in 20 minutes, from both the dealer and Thor, no charge, come and get it.

Living in Florida, we have $0 deductible on glass, which is super, but I still am very cautious about not leaving the coach parked with one corner on higher ground. Did that once, and the crack was the result. (Reminder: our Vegas has the taller windshield.) Also, I leave plenty of room between us and other vehicles, especially gravel and flatbed trucks. An ounce of prevention...
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:54 PM   #27
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Mr Sunshine was right. Thor did change the size of the Axis/Vegas in model year 2016; however, it was not at the beginning of the model year. So there are 2016s out there with long windows and others with short windows.

The glass guy who replaced my cracked windshield in the 2015 told me it is very difficult and requires patience and determination to install the long windshields correctly. He said it is very easy to induce asymmetrical stress at the attach points. Then the flexing and bouncing around going down the road, and applying stress to the frame as we jack it or drive it up on blocks to level can again increase the stresses asymmetrically.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:17 PM   #28
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Glass Breakage

I don't believe I have a glass breakage policy through my regular RV auto insurance. Does anyone have the coverage I have seen advertised through this Guardian Glass company?
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:51 PM   #29
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I don't believe I have a glass breakage policy through my regular RV auto insurance. Does anyone have the coverage I have seen advertised through this Guardian Glass company?
In most states, it is included in comprehensive coverage.
But you are in California.... anything possible there.

Not familiar with the Guardian plan.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:07 PM   #30
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I don't believe I have a glass breakage policy through my regular RV auto insurance. Does anyone have the coverage I have seen advertised through this Guardian Glass company?
We have windshield coverage 100% through out NORMAL RV policy.

It cost $10.00 extra a year

Figured it was worth it.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:48 PM   #31
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In most states, it is included in comprehensive coverage.
But you are in California.... anything possible there.

Not familiar with the Guardian plan.
We have GEICO and glass breakage is covered under our comprehensive I was just informed with a current $500 deductible. For about another $125 @ year premium increase I can get a $50 deductible for glass breakage.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:12 PM   #32
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Yes even in California comprehensive coverage incudes replacement for glass breakage. Also true is that a claim under comprehensive will not show as an accident, chargeable or not on your insurance record, so premiums should be unaffected.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:18 PM   #33
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Had foreign object damage to my Windshield early this year while traveling. I had it repaired at no deductable at safelite. Would insurance now replace windshield with standard deductable? It hasnt spread at all.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:05 PM   #34
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Had foreign object damage to my Windshield early this year while traveling. I had it repaired at no deductable at safelite. Would insurance now replace windshield with standard deductable? It hasnt spread at all.
If you can make the argument that the repair failed... I expect they would cover it.. especially if in drivers line if sight... distorting vision or like.

(My insurance on toad wouldn't even consider the repair route when in drivers line of site - they said replace... I was carrying $0 deductible comprehensive at the time (MI) so I didn't argue.)
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:48 PM   #35
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I had rock damage in Louisiana...got repair promply at safelite in San Antonio. Their shop is very convenient to I10. The repair has held steady for two years.
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Old 12-27-2017, 02:48 PM   #36
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I think the rule of thumb is if the damaged area is smaller than a quarter they can repair it with the epoxy. Cost me $110 dollars to have fixed. I had a windshield replaced by Safelite years ago on my old DP. They said if you can not feel the crack on the inside (laminate side) and its not growing, you can drive home to have it fixed. that was Texas to California. Insurance covered it all. It was around $500 dollars.
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