Yesterday I was dispatched to a small town in Arizona called Parker to replace a windshield on a 1995 Itasca. The customer told us in advance that they were having problems with bad leaks whenever there was a rainstorm. They said their floor board would have a few inches of water because of all the rain water gushing inside. The windshield had a crack, so the customer decided to have us replace it hoping we would fix the leak problem at the same time.
I arrived at the job site then introduced myself to the customer. He took me around back to where the RV was parked and told me all about the leaks and that mold was growing inside the RV. I went inside the RV to inspect it and found horrible mold on the floor mats and elsewhere. I looked around the perimeter of the glass and noticed that there was no glue (Urethane) visible. I got out of the car to further inspect and discovered that the outside chrome molding was missing and that duct tape was in its place. I removed all the duct tape from the windshield and didn’t see any glue from that view point. I got back inside the RV and pushed on the windshield and it fell right out! The only thing holding that windshield to the car was the duct tape.
After explaining to the customer that a windshield should not be installed with duct tape, I replaced the windshield with a new one using proper installation techniques. I encouraged the customer to watch so he would understand why he was having problems before. Please don’t let anybody install a windshield in your motorhome with duct tape! If you need a Motorhome Windshield Replacement in Parker Arizona call Nomad Glass at 1-800-808-9762.