Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
charlie56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: santa rosa ca
Posts: 994
Cracked Windshield

Anyone have any experience with having a crack in the windshield repaired? On my last trip I was hit by a rock. The star has expanded to a crack that is 10" long. Some websites say 6" is the longest they can repair, while others claim they can fix a 24" crack. Looking for some advice.
__________________

__________________
... Charlie
EV-2 build is now complete, (yeah right).
KZ6T
charlie56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
scatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blairsden, CA (when not on the road)
Posts: 1,075
Re: Cracked Windshield

That seems a little long for a repair Charlie, but I've seen some of the windshield places offer a fixit or it's free. Course, if they can't fix it, it might then be so bad you'll have to replace. But, might be worth a chance???
When I was running fleets, we never had much luck with repairs once they started cracking. Stars, yes. Cracks, very few worked.
__________________

__________________
Scatter
You can be anything you want on the Internet,
it amazes me that so many choose stupid....

2007 RB50, 6.0
K1WGB
scatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:04 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 613
Re: Cracked Windshield

Over the winter, my SMB windshield got two stars from flying gravel. Got both filled before our spring Mojave Desert trip.

On the way back north on US95 in Nevada, got a 10 inch long crack from gravel hitting the driver's side end post. Two shops couldn't repair that so it was a new windshield for me last week, before the upcoming Moab trip. I had to pay the $125 deductible with Progressive, but it was worth it.
__________________
2006 Baja Tan SMB 4X4 EB50 PH 6LPSD
Mohawk Royalex Solo 14 foot canoe (light white-water)
Mad River Kevlar Explorer 17 foot canoe (flat water)
Dagger Royalex Legend 16 foot canoe (white-water)
Maravia New Wave 13.5 foot raft (fishing and white-water)
Ed in Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
Site Team
 
BroncoHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 9,000
Re: Cracked Windshield

There are some insurance companies (not mine) that waive the deductible for windshield repair/replacement. Probably worth checking into with your insurance carrier.


Herb
__________________
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.
BroncoHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 09:04 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
yvrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Newark, CA
Posts: 795
Re: Cracked Windshield

We lost a windshield to a rock coming up Tioga Pass a couple of years ago. We've had small "holes" repaired (Allstate paid for them) and they worked out fine. But if you get a crack, it is unrepairable in my opinion. I seem to recall that Allstate waived the deductible on the replacement too. Allstate may have suggested a windshield repair company and they came out and replaced the windshield while at work.
__________________
Jack
'01 Ford EB50p Quigley 4WD
yvrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
danamrak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Re: Cracked Windshield

We got a chip/crack last week when on our road trip. Checked with our insurance this morning and was told if it could be fixed it would be no cost....if we needed a new windshield we'd have to pay $250. deductable.
Fellow just left and it was fixable so no cost to us. The chip was a small one with about an inch of a crack going out of it. Was surprised as how fast we got it fixed, just so happened when the insurance carrier called the glass guy happened to be in our town.
__________________

__________________
Dick and Anne

DABEE a 2006 Ford EB250 with penthouse top.
Life Is Good.
danamrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×