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Old 10-19-2014, 09:57 AM   #11
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Because the ground is frozen??? Your dealer is way out to lunch! If that was true then up here where I am, every trailer would have broken windows, because believe me...we get frozen ground! That reasoning doesn't even make sense. A trailer parked on frozen ground will still flex and have movement, etc. Driving down a rough road or highway is far harder on a trailer than sitting on frozen ground....Please do tell, what part of the country is this dealer from?
I'm from north western Québec, Canada. We had -40c for a couple of weeks last winter and a lot of people owning trailers saw the ground where they were parked rise a lot, causing movement while the trailer is totally frozen.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:09 AM   #12
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I'm from north western Québec, Canada. We had -40c for a couple of weeks last winter and a lot of people owning trailers saw the ground where they were parked rise a lot.
Still makes no sense at all...I am from Manitoba...winters can be brutal on the prairies. Here ground freezes in Nov and remains so till April...we get colder for longer spells than Que...yes the ground freezes and shifts, but it's gradual, and if the ground does rise as you say the whole trailer will move slooooowly with it. It won't cause flexing to the point of breaking a window. Heck if that were the case, then how could any windows in our vehicles, homes survive. The earth heaves in winter, but your trailer is on a chassis sitting on rubber tires, it will flex. If that reasoning were true, then every time you hit a bump on the road or drive on uneven ground windows would break. If you drive down a road and things inside your trailer move around and the road is a bit rough, and windows aren't breaking...then frozen ground is not going to cause windows to break.

About 80 trailers where I store ours for the winter, plus 100's on the local dealer lots all winter, and we don't see broken windows all over the place because of the freezing weather/frozen ground...same thing all over MN, ND that have the same weather we do.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:27 AM   #13
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broken glass

I think the original question had to do with getting the glass replaced, and yes, the least expensive is to have your local glass guy do it. Often they are mobile, so will come to you. It is safety glass, (breaks in crumbles) so should be replaced with same. About a 10 minute fix. Maybe 20.
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