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Old 03-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #11
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It is a common problem. It can be caused by twisting the coach during leveling.

You should buy a windshield locking strip tool made by Lisle. It's 15 bucks, and you should keep it in the coach. You CANNOT put the locking strip back in the gasket without the tool.

Trust me on that one.

It's pretty simple task to remove the locking strip and reposition the gasket. I end up doing it about once per year it seems. I remove the locking strip just the top corners, and use plastic putty knifes to push the gasket back where I want it. It works best for me from the inside of the coach. Then I use soapy water and the tool to put the locking strip back in place.

Good luck on the gaskets, I do not know of a source for ready made.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:08 AM   #12
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We had the same problem on our '82, I had the windshields replaced and they were able to save our gasket. I also had the windshields glued in to stop this from happening in the future. There was an alternative of a "universal" gasket that would have been made from extruded stock, I chose to save my original gasket and simply replace the glass.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:10 AM   #13
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For what it's worth I'll chime in... In my quest of replacing the windshields on my previously owned 74' three windshields were broken and I purchased all the seal that Newell had in stock..(sorry) But what I discovered was that the seal & glass was made by a different manufacture than the original. What that ment was it didn't fit the hole and tried to pop out on the bottom outside corners. THe glass was broken trying to cut the glass..(hard to do) The seal was larger which did't help.. Causing the glass to not sit properly and to pop out. The end fix was to trim the hole to fit the glass & seal.. problem solved.. for me... What I noticed before the glass set properly there was a slight bulge of the glass behond the skin.. this indiates the glass is not seating properly.. with the holes correctly trimmed the glass set back in conture with the skin,, For what it's worth.... RV Glass Solutions has the seal and would most likley would reseal the windshields... they also reseal the double pane side glass that have fogged..
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:07 PM   #14
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I'm thinking that the rubber gasket is a fairly common item. When we replaced windshield on my '78 we had to trim the aluminum to get it to fit. Before we trimmed it, the glass would not set in "flush" with the body.
I had a local RV repair shop install the windshields on my '93. I thought they Glued the whole perimeter of the seal/body junction because they wanted the coach to set for at least 24 hrs after they installed so that it could cure.
When it comes to glueing or not...The classic coaches aluminum body surrounds the windshield thus transferring twisting torque to that area. I think that is less of a concern on the newer coaches with 100% composite type front caps.
Richard....I mean NO offence but I'm wondering if the seal is installed properly on your coach. I dont think that an annual "rework" on it should be necessary.
Remember that in a collision the windshield may be all that is keeping us in that coach. A few years ago we had a fatality not far from my house when someone went through a dislodged windshield of a tour bus during a collision.

These guys may be able to help find the proper rubber gasket:

http://www.steelerubber.com/
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #15
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The rest of the story on my annual rework is that for some reason my coach is NOT equipped with an auto leveling computer. I have individual toggle switches for the four corners. It is very easy to twist the coach if I am not careful. Most of the times I have had to reset the windshield is when I have leveled the coach on some extreme or compound slope. It doesn't pop out, it does develop a small gap between the coach and the gasket at the driver upper corner. It whistles at highway speed, that's how I know it's time to get out the tool.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:22 PM   #16
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I disagree with Richard on this one, sorry.
We had our new windshields replaced three seasons ago and our Glass has not moved. The Aluminum had been trimmed to fit the new glass prior to our purchase and the Glass was not glued in. In our case the outer corners at both windshields were "popped out", I expect that the prior installation was not performed properly.
We have run over 13,000 miles since our ownership and no movement to date, ours were in fact glued into place. I had the installers remove both Windshields and then made sure that the coach was level prior to the new windshield installation, I allowed the coach to "relax" if you will.
I agree that you should have a real good shop do this work! We had ours done at A Touch Of Glass in Yuma, AZ. They gave me a Lifetime Warranty on their work but I haven't need to go back.
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I got a good reply to this question a few years back but lost the e-mail.
I was told (best of my memory) that there was an outfit in Washington or Oregon.
I would like to have that e-mail.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:42 PM   #18
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G'day kdnelson, is this for your 78 windshield popping out issue? Im not sure if this is the place you are looking for but they should be able to help you out
Peninsula Glass Company | Perfect Choice I have never had issues with my 77 and been on quite a few uneven roads. Must be your frame fit up like stated in the last posts. Hope this helps!!
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