As an RV owner, you most likely park your RV in a storage space. While this is a great way to tuck your RV away while you are in non-vacation mode, it does have risks. However, keep in mind that these risks can happen no matter where you are. Even if your RV is in a private property, there is a chance of damages occurring. What damages and risks are we talking about? A windshield damage and glass breakage, of course! Below are several signs to look out for that will warn you about needing an RV windshield glass replacement:
Check for Scratches, Chips, and Cracks
First off, you should look for any obvious scratches, chips and cracks. Most RV storage spaces are out in the open and include no roof for protection. While this is fine, several things could go wrong with your auto glass. A tree branch could fall on the glass, either scratching it, cracking it, or shattering it altogether.
If you find scratches and small chips, you often can get away with a quick repair. However, if these minor damages are in your line of sight while driving, you will need a windshield glass replacement. If you have a cracked windshield, you will most likely need a replacement too.
Check for Glass Mold
Glass mold can occur if your RV has been sitting around for months in an open area. Without a change of air and if there is condensation around the RV, mold will find your RV to be the perfect place for its growth. Mold is dangerous when found in your car, particularly on your windows, as it can destroy the glass. As a result, if you find mold anywhere on the glass, then immediately get an RV glass replacement.
Check for Cracking or Moldy Window Seals
Finding mold on the glass is not as bad as finding mold on your window seals. Mold can easily eat at the window seals, and over time, your windshield and windows might break from the destruction to the window seals. Thus, survey the window seals, looking for both mold and cracks. If you find cracks but not mold, then that is still indication there is something wrong. Call your auto glass repair shop to see if a professional can come and look at the glass. Your RV might just need a windshield glass replacement.
Knowing the warning signs for a windshield glass replacement can help you get your RV back in shape in time for your next adventurous road trip.