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Old 10-23-2020, 05:09 PM   #1
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Lately I have read too many stories of broken front windows caused by rocks. We did this today. We have not taken a trip yet, November 16, 2020 will test it out. We used 3/4” installation board rather than 1/2” in pic. listing price. Just want to pass it on, total cost ran about $43.00. Much better than a $500.00 deductible with insurance co.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:14 PM   #2
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Looks good. Just keep an eye on it because if wind gets under it, you might loose it. If it survives the first trip, you should be good to go at protecting that window.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:28 PM   #3
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I like your idea. We have 22K+ on our 2902WS. Have had no rock, chip, tar, etc. problems.
Only issue with the front window has been a water leak. Caught it soon enough to avoid any damage. A little Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant fixed that.
Thanks for your post!
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I like your idea. We have 22K+ on our 2902WS. Have had no rock, chip, tar, etc. problems.
Only issue with the front window has been a water leak. Caught it soon enough to avoid any damage. A little Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant fixed that.
Thanks for your post!
2018 rockwood 2703 front window leaks also. Replaced with new front window still leakks.
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2018 rockwood 2703 front window leaks also. Replaced with new front window still leaks.
Try the ProFlex. Use the clear and you can't even see it. I put it all around in the gap. No leaks and it's been a year.
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Try the ProFlex. Use the clear and you can't even see it. I put it all around in the gap. No leaks and it's been a year.
Is your window centered in the gaps? Mine is not centered sits low with big gap on top. No gap on bottom.
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Can't understand why the manufacturer's did away with the old front winder Stone Shield/Awnings.

My old Terry had a fiberglass shield that hinged up when parked and down to take the beating from flying rocks. Also doubled as a sun awning which really helped during hot summer months.

Apparently they weren't "stylish enough
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OP, is that tempered safety glass? Or laminated windshield glass?

The only laminated ones I have seen are slightly curved and mad like a car windshield and don't really need the extra protection.

If yours is tempered I don't understand why it didn't have a factory cover.
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OP, is that tempered safety glass? Or laminated windshield glass?

The only laminated ones I have seen are slightly curved and mad like a car windshield and don't really need the extra protection.

If yours is tempered I don't understand why it didn't have a factory cover.
Mine has no factory cover and is identical. A cover or lamenated glass is required in some states when sold but not all so I guess they just got into cost savings.

I looked for a cover and could not find one. This seems like it should work well thanks for sharing the idea. I tinted mine darker essentially laminating it on the inside but this would keep rocks off the outside.
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Is your window centered in the gaps? Mine is not centered sits low with big gap on top. No gap on bottom.
Ours is centered. I was able to put the ProFlex all around.
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