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Old 09-24-2022, 06:42 PM   #1
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1st Flat Tow Experience today - ended with MH chip on Windshield

Hi. I bought a 2008 Honda CRV in good condition and took it to the folks @ Hitch Post in Ocala, FL. Great people and highly recommended. They installed base plate and everything else needed... I was scared getting pulling the CRV behind the RV as it was my 1st time pulling something behind a car. But as lots of people say.. you can't even notice that is back there...

Now the bad part of the ride back home.. on I75 I got a rock from a truck in my windshield and got me a chip on it .. How you guys deal with that? I checked my insurance (through State Farm) and on the coverage is says Glass Deductible 500. Not sure if someone can do a repair or if it needs replacement. Also I'm afraid that with the heat/sun here in Florida... it may expand. For my cars I used safelite in the past.. but not sure on the RV world and that big windshield on the Alante... it is a 2022 27A.
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Hi. I bought a 2008 Honda CRV in good condition and took it to the folks @ Hitch Post in Ocala, FL. Great people and highly recommended. They installed base plate and everything else needed... I was scared getting pulling the CRV behind the RV as it was my 1st time pulling something behind a car. But as lots of people say.. you can't even notice that is back there...

Now the bad part of the ride back home.. on I75 I got a rock from a truck in my windshield and got me a chip on it .. How you guys deal with that? I checked my insurance (through State Farm) and on the coverage is says Glass Deductible 500. Not sure if someone can do a repair or if it needs replacement. Also I'm afraid that with the heat/sun here in Florida... it may expand. For my cars I used safelite in the past.. but not sure on the RV world and that big windshield on the Alante... it is a 2022 27A.
Get it repaired, best if you can do it before moisture sets in.
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Old 09-25-2022, 04:14 PM   #3
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When i bought my 2021 Alante 27a i knew the windshield replacement would be high. I made sure it was covered in my policy when i bought it.
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Old 09-25-2022, 04:23 PM   #4
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Hi. I bought a 2008 Honda CRV in good condition and took it to the folks @ Hitch Post in Ocala, FL. Great people and highly recommended. They installed base plate and everything else needed... I was scared getting pulling the CRV behind the RV as it was my 1st time pulling something behind a car. But as lots of people say.. you can't even notice that is back there...

Now the bad part of the ride back home.. on I75 I got a rock from a truck in my windshield and got me a chip on it .. How you guys deal with that? I checked my insurance (through State Farm) and on the coverage is says Glass Deductible 500. Not sure if someone can do a repair or if it needs replacement. Also I'm afraid that with the heat/sun here in Florida... it may expand. For my cars I used safelite in the past.. but not sure on the RV world and that big windshield on the Alante... it is a 2022 27A.
You can buy a kit and do it yourself or have a window company do it. I carry 0 deductible on my cars because it was so cheap
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Old 09-25-2022, 04:56 PM   #5
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I checked with Safelite for it to be repair. They are asking 170 for their mobile service.

I'll probably give them a try and see if at least it can be repair.
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Usually Safelite will warranty their repair. In SC, if we have comprehensive coverage, windshields are covered.
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Well Safelite came today but the chip expanded to a point that is no longer repairable. Thanks to Hurricane Ian I couldn't put the repair service for a sooner date.. Now I need to start looking for a good glass shop that can work those big windshields as the Safelite tech told me they don't work on those big windshields.

Any glass shop here in Central Florida that anyone can recommend? or that have worked with in the past? I also need to check with my insurance to see if replacement is cover or if a deductible is needed.

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Call a couple Motorhome dealers in the neighborhood and ask where they get them done at. Most service departments will be nice enough to send you to a good place.
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I was told to contact K&K Glass or RV Glass Master by some dealers in the area.
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Oh, no, you got to be kidding now I would hate that.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:03 PM   #11
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Windshield chip repair

Hi, I had a chip on my TV. Safelight wanted $150 to repair. I found an independent glass repair company that charge $45 if you brought the vehicle to their shop (Joliet, Il). Best to shop around for quote if you are using insurance.
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I have seen repair kits on line under $20.00. The chip will still be seen, but much less, more like a slight distortion, good enough if not directly in the drivrers vision.
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Mine is no longer a chip. It expanded to a point that Safelite said it is no longer repairable. So a replacement is needed
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For future consideration if you end up with a chip in your new windshield:

Our gardener using his line trimmer flipped a small rock into a new window on the front of our house and put a good sized chip in it like a windshield would look if it were hit. I went to the auto parts store and bought a kit that has a syringe and a clear resin in it. Worked very well and saved a lot of $$.

The kit was similar to this:

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Star-Win...40373809&psc=1
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This is how much it expanded. That was taken last Saturday.. maybe now is worst.

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Hi. I bought a 2008 Honda CRV in good condition and took it to the folks @ Hitch Post in Ocala, FL. Great people and highly recommended. They installed base plate and everything else needed... I was scared getting pulling the CRV behind the RV as it was my 1st time pulling something behind a car. But as lots of people say.. you can't even notice that is back there...

Now the bad part of the ride back home.. on I75 I got a rock from a truck in my windshield and got me a chip on it .. How you guys deal with that? I checked my insurance (through State Farm) and on the coverage is says Glass Deductible 500. Not sure if someone can do a repair or if it needs replacement. Also I'm afraid that with the heat/sun here in Florida... it may expand. For my cars I used safelite in the past.. but not sure on the RV world and that big windshield on the Alante... it is a 2022 27A.
If your vehicles are registered and insured (comprehensive Ins.) in FL, then FL State law requires all Window replacements paid 100% (No Deductible) by you Insurance company.

Since I've lived in FL, I have had 2 cars and my Motorhome Windshield(s) replaced when they cracked free of charge.

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Hi. I bought a 2008 Honda CRV in good condition and took it to the folks @ Hitch Post in Ocala, FL. Great people and highly recommended. They installed base plate and everything else needed... I was scared getting pulling the CRV behind the RV as it was my 1st time pulling something behind a car. But as lots of people say.. you can't even notice that is back there...

Now the bad part of the ride back home.. on I75 I got a rock from a truck in my windshield and got me a chip on it .. How you guys deal with that? I checked my insurance (through State Farm) and on the coverage is says Glass Deductible 500. Not sure if someone can do a repair or if it needs replacement. Also I'm afraid that with the heat/sun here in Florida... it may expand. For my cars I used safelite in the past.. but not sure on the RV world and that big windshield on the Alante... it is a 2022 27A.
I do believe if your a Floridian there is no deductible on glass in this state. I would check on that. For Geico there isnít.
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This is how much it expanded. That was taken last Saturday.. maybe now is worst.

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Ouch! I guess that you better get that taken care of before it spread.
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For future consideration if you end up with a chip in your new windshield:

Our gardener using his line trimmer flipped a small rock into a new window on the front of our house and put a good sized chip in it like a windshield would look if it were hit. I went to the auto parts store and bought a kit that has a syringe and a clear resin in it. Worked very well and saved a lot of $$.

The kit was similar to this:

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Star-Win...40373809&psc=1
With a new window I'm surprised you wouldn't replace the window pane. I shot a rock through one of my front windows and storm door. I ordered a new window for the storm door and removed the front window and took it to the local window company. They measured it and ordered a new thermopane and installed it for 110 dollars
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Windshield replacement is Catch 22, at least in Arizona, and we have lots of rocks.
Law requires you have a windshield that is unobstructed so no big cracks or you get a citation or repair order.
Insurance companies track glass claims just like accidents even if you have full coverage. So if you have too many glass claims your insurance goes up.
Ask me how I know.
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