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Old 04-09-2020, 08:26 AM   #1
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Protective cover travel trailer windshield

In the later model Rockwood trailers they provide a nice front glass window but they do not offer a protective cover from stones , gravel, road debris, etc. I made this cover on the cheap and hope it can help others. Its a simple concept and easily made at home..
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:00 AM   #2
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Its a good Idea but if your afraid of a rock breaking the window I feel that the cover you made does not have a enough cushioning behind it. I'd attach some foam behind it for further protection. Later RJD
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:02 AM   #3
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Its a good Idea but if your afraid of a rock breaking the window I feel that the cover you made does not have a enough cushioning behind it. I'd attach some foam behind it for further protection. Later RJD
More cushion is always better.I chose this heavy grade vinyl because it has a fairly thick rubber backing.Time will tell how it protects but something is better than nothing and for the investment not a concern.Good suggestion as a piece of styrofoam could easily be inserted and provide additional insulation from the weather.
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Nice idea , but putting foam attached to fabric would be better, as others have said. Thatís what I would do at least. Great idea and thanks for showing you us
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Very clever. It looks like it'll help protect against small road debris which should help keep that window from getting 'pitted' and possibly broken.

Thanks for sharing.
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After last summer's 5 month trip from SoCal to/around Alaska & Canada, I was the beneficiary 7 rock collisions resulting in replacements of windshields in both my MH and toad Jeep.

Afterward, not much I could do to protect the MH windshield (which is a massive target inviting damage), but I made covers for the Jeep windshield and the grille/headlight area out of exterior carpet with grommets & bungies at corners. So far, after 8K additional miles, that's worked. It's more cushioning than vinyl but, I agree, could be improved by a backer or another layer. Got some free time now; I think I'll do that.
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
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Unfortunately , Forest River does not make or sell a protective cover for these front facing windows.Wish they did, as I hear that pebbles and small stones actually pit and spider crack them if they get a stone strike from a passing vehicle. A new window I heard is 1000.00 .. Not smart Rockwood.. !!
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Unfortunately , Forest River does not make or sell a protective cover for these front facing windows.Wish they did, as I hear that pebbles and small stones actually pit and spider crack them if they get a stone strike from a passing vehicle. A new window I heard is 1000.00 .. Not smart Rockwood.. !!
I'd say that from looking at your video, you've got it covered very well. Nice neat job!
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More cushion is always better.I chose this heavy grade vinyl because it has a fairly thick rubber backing.Time will tell how it protects but something is better than nothing and for the investment not a concern.Good suggestion as a piece of styrofoam could easily be inserted and provide additional insulation from the weather.
Keep us posted how it works. Being a little heaver vinyl may do the trick. Later RJD
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Great idea, nicely done! Definitely will help,Could even double it up ,Thanks for sharing, please let's us know how it goes.,
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This is what we used -

https://www.clearviewprotects.com/ro...otection-film/
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That is a great way to cover up the front window. Another possibility would be either dyi or have a boat canvas shop make a cover that snaps on. I have even thought about having a whole front snap on cover made, putting the snaps on the black side rails, then poof! No more cleaning those darn bugs off the front! Jay
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:59 AM   #13
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I thought of canvas with snaps as well , but no one around here can do it and the Velcro with straps worked out best and easiest for the DIY.. But you have a great idea. You would think that Forest river would have an option available for that front window with snaps or some type of fastener built in to protect this window, or even a hinged cover.. 1000.00 for a new one plus down time is nasty.
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