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Old 04-20-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Encounter: Windshield crack appeared

Don't know how or why, just noticed it as we broke camp to leave Disney Saturday the 16th April 2016.

Starts 14 inches up along the passenger pillar and runs parallel with the bottom of the windshield for 12 inches or so and then curves down. Has not yet reached the bottom edge of the windshield but is still advancing.

Stress? Rock? Not sure. Unlike regular auto policies, GMAC does not waive the deductible for glass claims. A new window will run about $2000 installed; our bit is the first $500.

Anyone else suddenly find a crack for no known reason?


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Old 04-24-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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Generally a rock or other projectile will leave a pit at the origin of the crack. I have heard of 'stress' cracks appearing. Usually caused by extreme body flexing (big pot hole, uneven shoulder exit, etc). Yeah 500 is my deductablle but diminishes 100 each year with no claim.
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