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Old 12-02-2008, 11:28 PM   #1
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No Safety Glass

I have a 2004 or 05 Salem T26. The dining room window glass broke and I was shocked to see that the glass was not safety glass. I assumed that all the glass in a travel trailer would be safety glass, especially this glass being at the dining room which converts to a bed.
Also, should I order a new window from Forest River or just has a glass company repair?
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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My door glass broke and it wasn't safety glass. I was surprised as well.

I ordered the replacement in safety glass from a local glass company. Be sure you get the measurements exact because once it's tempered it can't be trimmed.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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We have a 8313ss and the front window broke over the head of the bed - also no safety glass. We had a hard time finding someone to fix it. The dealer said they don't do windows. Finally found a glass complany that was willing to try. So far so good!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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You can also use Plexiglas. It has worked for me in the past.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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We had no choice but to order ours with safety glass since it is New Jersey law, even though our trailer will never touch Jersey so long as we own it, but since we live in Jersey, we had to pay extra for it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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On ours you get plain ol' glass, unless you get optional tinted windows which are also safety glass. Since we live in the southerly climes we went with the tinted/safety glass just because of the heat, and for the extra privacy.

And I think I'd call the local glass guy and let him give it a try. If I ordered from Forest River I think I could replace the entire window unit myself with what tools I have around.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:02 PM   #7
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It's funny that the sticker on the left front side of the RV says that the camper meets federal safety regulations. Are they suppose to meet the same guide lines as the automotive industry? I was told by a Mechanic at Camping World in Florida this past Summer that the problem with RV's is that there is no guide lines or regulations other then the axles. Is there anyone else that might know something different?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:19 AM   #8
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We live in NJ and bought our trailer in NJ and do not have safety glass in ours. So I am unsure of safety regs.
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We live in NJ and bought our trailer in NJ and do not have safety glass in ours. So I am unsure of safety regs.
yea, that's strange, they told us we needed it....but I probably would have gotten even if we didn't b/c I like the tinted glass.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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You can tint the windows. the film will hold them together if they break!
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