Replacing the Glass in your RV

Just as with cars and trucks, recreational vehicles (RVs) and motor homes often require replacement of windshields and side windows. Is the process the same for RVs as it is for cars? Generally, they are very similar. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding replacement glass for recreational vehicles.

Can rock chips and cracks be repaired in RVs the same as for cars?

Rock chips and cracks which are the size of a quarter or smaller can be repaired in much the same way as for automobiles. One possible exception is if the chip or crack is on a curved area of the windshield. A professional glass repair shop will be able to tell you if the windshield can be repaired or if it must be replaced.

Some windshields and windows have a rubber gasket around them. Do I need to replace the gasket if I replace the glass?

The gasket is meant to be reused and, in fact, it’s preferable that you do so to maintain the structural integrity of the window. The exception is if the gasket is deteriorated from UV exposure or dry rot, or if it is damaged from a collision or other cause.

Do I need to wait longer to drive after my RV windshield is replaced?

New glass does require approximately 2 hours to cure completely, depending on the level on complexity, before you can safely drive away. The recommended wait time might be longer depending on a variety of factors including the type of installation. Jack’s Glass follows the installation procedures and practices outlined by the Auto Glass Safety Council. Be cautious of auto glass companies that promise very quick and cheap windshield replacements as you could be jeopardizing your safety.

Will my insurance pay for RV windshield replacement?

It will depend on the policy you have and whether you have comprehensive glass coverage. Your glass shop can help you navigate the process for filing a claim and finding out what expenses are covered or reimbursable by your insurance provider.

For all of your auto and RV glass needs, Jack’s Glass offers superior repair and replacement. They’ll work with your insurer to cover any and all approved costs per your policy. Ask about convenient, on-site mobile windshield repair!

Jack’s Glass has excelled in glass repair, replacement and design for more than 65 years. Jack’s Glass provides repair and replacement for auto glass (and RVs too), and custom solutions forshower and tub enclosures as well as many other residential glass items. We also do custom glasswork for businesses, and proudly serve Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with locations in Elsmere, Covington, Alexandria and Dry Ridge.