Monday, February 22, 2016

Fixing Windows

The window area by the driver consists of three windows together. Two of them were foggy.  If you wait too long to fix them, they can become etched and then you have to replace the window. Now we’ve noticed that being in the desert, they don’t seem as bad as they used to. But, that will only be temporary as we’re not staying in this area. Curt worked on our bathroom window when we were in North Dakota last summer with C. R. Laurence Company products. While he wasn’t able to fix it as it was too far gone, he did learn a lot. He debated about doing these himself, but being there were three together, we decided on having it done by Havasu Auto Glass while we (and they) were in Quartzsite.

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He was able to watch and talk to them while they were doing it, and he learned from them (and took a ton of pictures).

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They had trouble getting the window back in and we didn't notice until after we were gone and set up for the night, putting our shades back up, that it wasn’t in straight. There’s no way to straighten it without taking the window back out.

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Curt also had to do some touchup painting on the frame as when she loosened/tightened them her drill would come off and hit the frame and the window multiple times.

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We also had a rock chip in our front window, so we had that fixed by Windshield Magic next door. You can barely tell there was a chip.

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2 comments:

  1. We have a few fogged windows and were thinking of going to Havasu Auto Glass. Sounds like you had a couple issues, but other than that were they able to clear the fogged glass? We're a little concerned about leaks after a window is taken out and out back in. Has it rained since you had it done? We just can't stomach paying over $1,000 per window to get them replaced at the Lazy Daze factory. Thanks!

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    1. Yes, the glass is cleared. As long as your glass is not etched, they should be able to fix it. They use a grey foam spacer. They sealed the edge of the window frame to the coach with silicone. (No, we haven't had rain yet.) We do have a 2-year warranty with it. We paid $400 for the 3-part driver's side window pictured above.

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