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Hi All:
I have just recently purchased my first RV. I thought a good long time about this. I'm usually into classic types of vehicles so an older Class A appealed to me. There were a number of them a few years ago that had interesting styling and a proven power train. I love the diesels and have a couple of big trucks but for this I wanted a big GM. I found an 89 Elandan with less than 40K miles. Excellent shape but has a star in the right windshield. Are there any good sources out there for RV windshields? Any suggestions or warnings I should know about before getting it replaced? Any advice for a newbie RV owner? I'm still away for a bit longer. I hope to use it when I get home soon to see my son graduate from Basic Training. Please feel free to send good RV advice, friendly stories, vicious rumors, strong innuendo or outright lies as you see fit. Somedays any email is good to see.
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If it's just a star on the windshield maybe it can be repaired?
Check with a local auto glass company. If they don't have a replacement available they often have contacts to for hard to find glass.

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I've had good luck with SafeLite repairing windshield dings.


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zigzagrv wrote:

I've had good luck with SafeLite repairing windshield dings.


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If it cannot be repaired, I suggest that you contact Duncan Systems. They are located in Elkhart, Indiana. You can find their contact information by searching the web. I have had 4 windshields replaced by them. Excellent service and their warehouse would cover several football fields and is filled with high racks of more windshields than you would want to count. They do trucks and buses, too.


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You stay safe and thank you

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You may want to give RV Glass Specialists a call. They have warehouses all over the country and could probably help you find a shop to install it. They will also give you some pointers on what to look for with a RV windshield.


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Where is home when you aren't in the sand pile? We all know good glass places close to home so that would help. Our Granddaughter just got home from Afghanistan as door gunner. Keep up the good work and stay safe.


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Thanks all for the replies.
THey truly are appreciated. I'll be back in a few weeks to actually be out of here for a few weeks. Too short but it is what it is. I'll look for the places mentioned. The picture shows it to be larger than what I am willing to put up with in my windshield. I'll find one when I check the websites. When I'm home I call middle Illinois home. It's the place where our former governors make our license plates. Gotta love that. Did the flying around thing a few years ago while in Iraq. Now I just stay on base and do my own little thing here.
Ya'll keep writing and I will get back as soon as I can here.
Stay safe out there.
Ken

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