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Got the Winnebago in the shop for a cracked windshield due to rusted windshield frame.








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Seems to me like all you'd have to do is weld in a new piece of metal - assuming your metal worker could hold the shape needed for the windshield. Maybe somebody more familiar with windshield replacements would know.

I had a cracked drivers side a while back and we also took out the passenger's side (it cracked and broke, of course) to take care of rust up at the top.


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That is exactly what they are doing. Welding a new frame in.

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I have a 2005 Sightseer. Will I need to worry about this problem also? Is Winnebago standing behind this repair?


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Not an uncommon issue with Winnebago motor homes with the windshield installed in that steel with the rubber strip at the top. I had to replace the passenger side glass on our 2002 Journey for same problem but my rust was not that severe. That is a bad case of body cancer.

And no, unless it happens during the warranty period, Winne won't help with the cost. Cost me $1,000 to replace one glass and have the rust dealt with.


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Considering how many Winnebago's have this problem,it is a wonder that they are still in business!
I was warned off nearly 10 Years ago by a W Owner. They had the same problem and never did get any satisfaction.


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We had the same problem on our 08 and it was $900 to fix. As said looks like Winnebago should be helping.


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I bought a dehumidifier many years ago for my Winnebago. I put it on top of dashboard almost touching the windshield and I go out to the coach every 2-3 days and empty the tray that has 2-3 inches of water in it.

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Alfred622 wrote:

I have a 2005 Sightseer. Will I need to worry about this problem also? Is Winnebago standing behind this repair?


Just lift the rubber on the bottom of the windshield and see if their is rust in there. Most will have it as it is a winnebago problem.

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Ranger Smith wrote:

Alfred622 wrote:

I have a 2005 Sightseer. Will I need to worry about this problem also? Is Winnebago standing behind this repair?


Just lift the rubber on the bottom of the windshield and see if their is rust in there. Most will have it as it is a winnebago problem.



This simply is not true not a major problem


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