Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
Our Sunseeker's Glass Stove Top EXPLODED!

We have a 2018 Sunseeker 2420MS MH; have had it for 7 mos. Took it out for ten days, first trip this year, & on very first night, I start to cook some sausage (on only med. heat) for spaghetti. About 20 secs after I turn on burner, HUGE "boom", glass everywhere - glass top that goes over recessed burners literally "exploded" soo hard, a couple of pieces of the glass embedded in the wallpaper (right side)! Scared the living he** out of me, but at least I was smart enuff to grab my phone & take pics, which I immediately called & sent to the dealer. (Also cost us 2 lbs of sausage, glass got in the pan & I wasn't taking any chances, so threw it all out.) Then... I'm going for the broom & cut the he** out of my foot, stepping on a piece of glass; DH got to dig it out for me - ouch! (I never wear shoes inside the MH.) Thought ya'all might appreciate the pics & I'll b sure to advise how long it takes, to get the new glass top in...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Glass break 1.jpg
Views:	342
Size:	137.6 KB
ID:	201538   Click image for larger version

Name:	Glass break 2.jpg
Views:	309
Size:	143.7 KB
ID:	201539   Click image for larger version

Name:	Glass break 3.jpg
Views:	264
Size:	164.7 KB
ID:	201540  
__________________

SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 04:21 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 2,705
Did you turn on the burner without raising the glass top? Glad there were no injuries.
__________________

__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 04:37 PM   #3
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
NO, I didn't turn on the burner without raising the glass top.
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 04:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Sooke
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by CedarCreekWoody View Post
Did you turn on the burner without raising the glass top? Glad there were no injuries.


My guess is yes. It will be interesting to know if that was the case. I cant see the glass exploding if it was folded back behind.
emjayuu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 04:43 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 2,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by SunseekerFunseekers View Post
NO, I didn't turn on the burner without raising the glass top.
It is tempered glass for safety (break into small pieces) and can sometimes explode like that. Even a tiny chip can release that energy.
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 04:43 PM   #6
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 11,349
Based on the way it shattered it is tempered glass. When tempered glass is manufactured, tremendous stresses put on the structure of the glass. If there is the slightest flaw it only takes a small scratch or bump in the right place to cause it to explode. This has also happened to several of the fancy glass bowl sinks in some of the larger 5ers. I would replace it with something other than glass.
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Eastvale. CA
Posts: 328
^^^^^ Yep. What Flybob said.

Tempered glass is extremely tough to break by hitting the surface but can break fairly easily by hitting the edge. If there is an edge defect, even hidden in the mounting channel, breakage can be induced from thermal changes such as heat from the stovetop.

As some have noticed with their shower doors, tempered glass can also spontaneously break. The odds are about 1 in 1,000. Many times this is due to a microscopic inclusion in the glass such as nickel sulfide.

I'd just replace it and move on. Other than metal, there's no other material that will withstand the oven or stovetop heat.
__________________
2019 Rockwood 2902WS
2019 Ford F250 4X4 CCSB 6.2/4.30
Equalizer E2 with single old-school friction sway control.
woo10-210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 12:25 PM   #8
D W
Senior Member
 
D W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: ALASKA (World's Biggest Campground)
Posts: 2,195
Okay, I've seen enough. I will definitely pass on that option in the future.
__________________
'07 K3500 Silverado LT Crew Duramax (LBZ)
2016 Salem 27RKSS
1984 CHEV SCOTTSDALE K20 2GCGK24J0E1XXXXXX (Chevrolet Legends-Class of 2019)
"...exhaust fluid? We don't need no stinkin' exhaust fluid"
D W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 03:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Wisconsin/Florida
Posts: 1,488
This tempered glass is like the glass in your car windows (other than the windshield). Striking the glass with a sharp object at the edge of the glass will cause it to shatter. In the picture, there is some type of a spice container to the right rear corner with an edge on it. Possibly, opening the lid and catching the edge of the glass may have caused it to break. It may not be instantaneous. If you have ever broken a patio door window, it may start out very slowly, but then crumbles.

As for glass in the foot-ouch! We also do not wear shoes in the house or the RV. And yes, we have broken glass where we walk. I still have a piece of glass in mu foot that we could not get out. Given that, we have set up a plan. The person standing surrounded by broken glass stand still until the mate gets them shoes.
PenJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 04:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 2,364
Now that's scary. We have one of those glass covers.

Glad you're ok.
__________________
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 04:34 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 10
Similar explosion happened to me while the glass cooktop cover was opened and the stove wasn't even lit. Mine was in my 2018 Leprechaun 240FS. FW covered it under warranty.
Jim-LP240FS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 05:54 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 41
Tempered glass in the kitchen

Same thing happened to me with Corelle dishware. You can compromise it only so much and then one day you look at it funny and you have an amazing explosion and shards so tiny you have to throw any nearby food out as well.
Katja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 06:18 PM   #13
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
Uh... NO! Did NOT leave the cover on, not even partly on - always all the way back!
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 06:22 PM   #14
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
It's still under warranty; dealer has already order us a new one... I do however, like the idea of replacing it with something other than glass...
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 06:25 PM   #15
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
Thanks for sharing about the Corelle stuff, as I too, have had it break! Just can't understand why some still insist on it in their RVs, there is much LIGHTER plastic (reusable!) dishware out there, got mine at WalMart; all different colors, etc. Really like it.
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2019, 07:05 PM   #16
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
PenJoe - THANKS for your post. The containers you see in pic are salt & pepper shakers. I know it doesn't look like there is much space between them & edge of glass when it is raised/folded back, but there is actually quite a bit. Interesting thought though, cuz the piece you don't see in pic, has a sort of "abrasion-looking scuff mark" on one edge - DH even asked me if it was there before (prior to the explosion); I don't think so (think I would have noticed it!), but certainly possible...
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2019, 12:24 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Garrette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,380
Check wiki and do a search for Tempered glass. Interesting read. I like the statement about seeing the strain pattern through polarized sunglasses.
__________________
2014 Sunseeker 3170 DSF
Dorothy, Garrette and Miss Bella.
Retired and having fun.
Garrette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2019, 10:52 PM   #18
Erinn
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: GORGEOUS Three Rivers, Central Oregon
Posts: 134
Got New Glass Cook Top Yesterday!

Two weeks isn't too bad...

Oh, and I failed to mention that our *&#@$* water pump went out, just last week (luckily we weren't boon docking, but still camping); only the diaphragm needed replacing (maybe a $10 part at most), but dealer installed an entire new pump, informing us the diaphragm + shipping would apparently cost THEM more than it would to just go ahead & replace the entire pump.

All was warranty work so no charge. I'm a happy girl again.

We leave on 5/27 to pick up grandsons @ their mom's in Colorado Springs (don't know who's more excited; me or them!), then go to Dallas to see Dan's mom & sis, then to Destin, Florida, to deliver them to their dad for the summer - about 6,000 miles round trip! Goin' to take our sweet time coming back!
__________________
Dan and Erinn
2018 Forest River Sunseeker 2420MS
TOAD: Mercedes Smart Car
06/01/18-11/10/18 Camped 43 days!
SunseekerFunseekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2019, 12:13 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 2,364
Glad you got everything fixed.

Have a safe trip. Sounds like a lot of fun!
__________________
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2019, 01:18 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,870
We've never liked the glass top on our range top. It rattles going down the road no matter how hard the DW tries to stop it. Seeing this, makes me want to start building a custom butcher block top with rubber inserts to stop the noise. We checked out the ones at CW from Camco but they didn't fit right with too much gap.
__________________

__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 12 trips 38 nights
2018 Camping 10 trips 38 nights
2019 Camping 6 trips 19 nights
2020 Camping 0 trips Cancellations 3
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
saunseeker, sunseeker

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 AM.


×