do it yourself windshield repair
A huge sheet of glass rolling down the highway is at risk from flying stones. When a stone chip spreads into a crack, it's time for a new windshield. We had to get ours replaced earlier this year.
We know how expensive a large motorhome windshield is, so we avoid tailgating for more than safety reasons (although of course that's enough). But it's sometime impossible to avoid stones kicked up by oncoming traffic, or when being passed on a multi-lane highway.
Our large, bus-like windshield is very tall. The lower part of the glass, which extends down closer to the road, is the most susceptible area. Sure enough, we recently took a stone at the base of the glass, which hit hard enough to create a large chip. It rapidly spread into a long crack before we could stop to have it repaired.
Luckily, we found a mobile installer who came right to us, doing the entire job right in the RV park, all by himself!
If you're in the unhappy situation of having a broken or cracked RV windshield and you're anywhere along the West Coast or the Desert Southwest, Mike Wilkinson can come right to you and install on site. He did a great job for us and we highly recommend him. He was such a nice guy that we made a special edit of this video for him to embed right on his website.
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The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag from 1899.
Full-Time RVers since April 11, 2003, we share DIY (do it yourself) RV maintenance, repair, travel, upgrade and operational tips & tricks.
While we're not RV technicians, we're very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We've handled most of our own minor service, maintenance and upgrade work on both of our RVs.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about using, maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than a decade on the road, we're happy to share what we've learned (some of it the hard way). 😉 We hope our experience can help other RVers go DIY, saving time & money while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done. We're handy RVers, not professional technicians. We're happy with the techniques and products we use, but be sure to confirm that all methods and materials you use are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you're unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk.
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