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Posted: 03/06/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mobeewan wrote:

beemerphile1 wrote:

Think about it, the windshield of your tow vehicle doesn't have a cover either.


Yeah but it can be replace same-day or next-day.

Not so much for custom Order trailer window glass.


And at what price?

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troubledwaters wrote:

Why do you think it needs to be protected?


The reason was listed in the original post:

JCR-1 wrote:

to protect this from flying objects , stones, etc.



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I have a Lance and made my own cover out of Lexan (polycarbonite), and the other option is to call Autoweave out of Denver,tel303) 288-6222, they make covers for Lances.

Others have said why? Insurance against breaks. Yes, the glass is safety glass, but I don’t want to have to spend $7-$800 to fix it, and then let it sit at the RV place to be fixed for a month or two. Hope this helps.

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troubledwaters wrote:

Why do you think it needs to be protected?


So it doesn't shatter from a flying rock, then require replacement in the middle of a trip.

It's highly improbably that a glass shop can replace it same day or next day like they can with a car or truck windshield.


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I'm a little surprised at some of the negative responses to this thread. Have these people never seen a front window on a car/truck get cracked? These front windows are custom made just for Forest River, they are expensive to replace and what will we we do if it breaks after a redesign of the trailer. I have read more than a few stories of these windows needing to be replaced. I for one am going to try and find someone to build me a protective cover that can be taken on/off. Love having a front window, but this issue does scare me.


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As jwfails says, for Lance trailers, Autoweave in Denver makes covers. They are vinyl, and can be ordered with a closed-cell foam backing. They sew snaps into the cover, and supply snaps with adhesive backs to put on your trailer. I have one on my trailer, and have traveled about 8,000 miles with no problems with the snaps. Cover is on when we are on the road, and I remove it when we get to camp.

If you have the dimensions of your window, Autoweave may very well make a cover for you. They have been making covers for the Lance window for a few years, so they have it down very well. I think mine was about $225, but that is with a template they already have. Very-well worth it, in my book. I have replaced my pickup windshield twice since I got our trailer. Not worth the risk to the trailer window, when a cover can likely prevent the breakage.


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Covering the window is a good idea. Unlike a tow vehicle, a trailer follows right on the heels of another vehicle and is vulnerable to rocks thrown up by the tow vehicle's rear wheels.

Here is an idea -- using short self tapping stainless screws, attach C-channels to the front of the trailer above and below the window. Slide a piece of plywood into the channels. Rig up pins at each corner of the plywood so that the wood does not blow off.

At the campsite, remove the plywood rock guard.

Obviously, this will have to be carefully secured. The tolerances will have to be pretty precise.

Good luck!


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How about looking into this product. https://www.windowfilmdepot.com/product/bulletshield/

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