What you need to know before repairing or replacing your motorhome’s windows or windshield
Like so many RV lovers, you treasure the freedom and time spent on the open road. You love the look of a wide-open stretch of highway or a beautiful sunset on the horizon as you head to your next stop. But a cracked or broken windshield can bring your adventure to a screeching halt.
We know the feeling. At RV Glass Guru, we understand that customers like you want to get fixed and get back to it. As a leader in RV window repair and RV windshield replacement in Arizona, we have made it our job to deliver fast, quality work.
In our more than 25 years of experience working on motorhome glass repair, we’ve learned a few things. If you’re in need of RV window repair or replacement, there are some things you should consider before handing over your cash or your RV to a company for repair.
RVs and motorhomes have unique windshields that require specific tools and specific knowledge about how best to remove them, fix them, and reinstall them. Often, RV windshields require split installations because of their size. It’s important to make sure that any company you are considering has experience removing and reinstalling windshields and windows on RVs. And it’s important that they serve all Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes.
Due to all the moving in and out of different climates, the seals of RV windows often break causing condensation in between glass panes and creating foggy windows. Companies with experience should know how to handle foggy window repair on RVs.
Similarly, because of their size and exposure, RV windshields can often pop out. Technicians with experience with RVs know how to carefully remove and reset your windshield without causing more long-term problems.
Removing RV windshields often requires a suction-cup tool and at least two technicians to safely remove the glass without destroying it. This process is not something you can do at home and it’s not something you should turn over to a novice. Make sure the RV window or windshield replacement company has the tools and people with experience servicing large vehicles.
Some RV window replacement companies – like RV Glass Guru – offer fabrication services to custom cut your broken window and replace it in your existing frame. This type of service saves money and time, so you don’t have to replace the entire windshield.
Other helpful tools companies can offer are Original Equipment Manufacturer parts and aftermarket parts like windshields, moldings, gaskets, and tempered windows. If you need to replace something on your RV, offering this equipment helps ensure a faster and more affordable repair process. Instead of waiting for brand new parts from the manufacturer, companies might be able to find a replacement part right then and there. And if they offer fabrication services, they can customize the part to work for you. RV Glass Guru offers both OEM parts and fabrication services and we find it makes all the difference for our customers.
Often, your insurance will cover the cost of repairing a cracked or broken windshield. Make sure the RV windshield repair company you are considering offers to work directly with your insurance company. Not all businesses will offer to do this, but some do and it’s a great way to save time and money. Rather than paying out of pocket or serving as a middleman between the RV window replacement company and your insurance company, you can get the problem solved faster and quicker.
Fast, Easy Service
Knowing that getting back on the open road is your top priority, it’s important that the RV windshield replacement company you are considering offers fast and easy service. Technicians should be willing to come to you. At RV Glass Guru we are more than happy to send technicians to you anywhere in Arizona to help get you back on the road. Many companies offer remote service like this and – unless your repair needs major attention – you should take advantage of it.
These are just some of the factors to consider when choosing a company to help with RV windshield replacement or RV window repair. This is not a complete list, but things like expertise, tools, insurance support, and fast service can make all the difference when you are eager to get back on the road.