RV Sweet RV . . .

After the continental breakfast at the motel, I was at the windshield repair place at 8am to hand over the gasket that Jan and I picked up from American Coach yesterday afternoon. Then I headed back to the motel for a few hours, since it was more comfortable there. About 11 we checked out from the motel, and Jan and I loaded up the truck with all our motel stuff and headed over to the repair shop to wait for our rig.

When we got there they had the the driver’s side glass installed and were working on the new glass on the passenger side.

Windshield InBetween

While we were waiting, we read our Kindles in the nice air-conditioned truck, rather than stay inside the hot rig.

Mister, of course, had his own way of dealing with the wait.

Mister on Truck Dashboard

Josh said that, unlike the generic gasket that was too loose, this one was very tight, and they had to really struggle to get the glass in, especially the second one. He said a couple of times they were afraid they were going to break it trying to get the gasket over the edge.

After that, we just had to wait a while for the urethane sealant to set up for a while before we finally headed back to our spot at the Elkhart Campground about 3:30.

So we went from this,

Windshield Before


to this.

Windshield After

And in only FIVE Days.

After we got mostly set up, we headed out to Mancino’s Pizza with Nick and Terry, for what is probably our last visit this year.

Tomorrow will definitely be a sleep-in morning after all these days of getting up at 7am.


Thought for the Day:

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.



7 Responses

  1. I’ll bet Mister is happy. Glad you finally got it repaired. I can’t believe it’s been 5 days.

  2. Whew! Glad you guys got that done! Who says Rving isnt adventuous! We are staying at Nax Jax navy base until July 4th heading out! We are officially retired from the navy and our other jobs.Full time rving here we come! Have a great 4th!

  3. Greg, 3M makes a product (clear adhesive tape) that goes across the bottom of your windshields and along the sides. It is maybe 4-5″ in width. The intent to catch any chips which will prevent cracks. We had it on our MH when we were RVers. It cost about $200 to have someone apply it. But you certainly could do it yourself. Just a thought. Safe travels.

  4. Glad all that drama is over. Now on to more fun and games.

  5. Susan and Gary,

    Welcome to the road. Hope you have as much fun as we do.

  6. Sandy,

    Actually, in 7 years, and over 65,000 miles we’ve never had a rock chip on the RV windshield.

    Our windshield cracked due to torquing the rig.

    Hopefully the new gasket will take care of that.

  7. Hopefully it is in good order now for a very long time!!

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