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Old 04-27-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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2017 Salem 196BH shattered window

Anyone have any experience replacing the window over the front bed?

I'm at a RV park right now and the maintenance people were mowing. The neighbor had their awning out and tied down last night but pulled it in when it got windy, They left the metal tie downs in the ground though and the guy mowing ran one over and it shot into my window shattering it.

Insurance has been called already, just wondering if anyone knows how quick these can usually get replaced
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:01 PM   #2
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2017 Salem 196BH shattered window

Anyone have any experience replacing a RV window? Specifically through insurance?

I'm at a RV park right now and the maintenance people were mowing. The neighbor had their awning out and tied down last night but pulled it in when it got windy, They left the metal tie downs in the ground though and the guy mowing ran one over and it shot into my window shattering it.

Insurance has been called already, just wondering if anyone knows how quick these can usually get replaced
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:35 PM   #3
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Sorry I can't help, but I hope you weren't inside when it happened that would freak me out. Hope it gets fixed quickly.
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Sorry I can't help, but I hope you weren't inside when it happened that would freak me out. Hope it gets fixed quickly.
Oh I was inside, right next to the window! The screen stopped the thing from coming inside though luckily.

Insurance (Good Sam) says it will take 4-8 weeks just to get a new window delivered to a repair shop 😦 I have them currently looking to see if they can find a shop that will custom make a pane of glass to put in the current frame (the frame wasnít damaged)
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:52 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that you pooped yourself.

Second, can you have a mobile RV tech pull the window out so you can take to a glass shop to have it replaced? Then have them back to re-install.

Should be quicker- glass shop should be able to do it in a few days. Just make sure it's tempered glass and tinted to match.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:53 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear that you pooped yourself.

Second, can you have a mobile RV tech pull the window out so you can take to a glass shop to have it replaced? Then have them back to re-install.

Should be quicker- glass shop should be able to do it in a few days. Just make sure it's tempered glass and tinted to match.
Thatís what I have them looking into now, of course itís closing time on a Friday so wonít hear back till Monday. Iím going to pull it home on Monday (I was temporarily full time living in the trailer for the month of April while getting set up with my new job)
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depending on the window it only takes a couple of hours to replace a window. If you are asking about how long when an insurance company is involved who knows.
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Best temporary fix is plywood. Took 4 months for our replacement to come in. Insurance covered the damages. Ours shattered going down interstate. Could find no reason. My guess was large window in large slide and too much stress
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if you can find the right window size should be a fairly simple fix. I believe they just sandwich together from the inside and outside and the collars screw it tight with some caulk to seal. finding the correct size would be the issue.
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Finally my insurance found a shop willing to look into just replacing the glass. I'm taking it in on Monday so that they can measure the window, then they will custom cut and temper a pane of glass for it.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:14 PM   #12
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if you can find the right window size should be a fairly simple fix. I believe they just sandwich together from the inside and outside and the collars screw it tight with some caulk to seal. finding the correct size would be the issue.
I see you are in Kalamazoo... I live down by Benton Harbor/St. Joseph... I'm actually taking my trailer to Daves Glass Service in Kalamazoo Monday
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