Keeping it in good condition is therefore vital, both for travel safety and also to avoid having to replace it.
Travelworld Windscreens can supply all replacement windscreens / windows, for any American or European motorhome, directly to you.
American Motorhome Windscreens
American motorhome windscreens comprise of two layers of glass with a layer of laminate in between. Chipping is one of the major causes of windscreen damage; when moisture gets inside the chips it can cause grooves and cracks that can cover the whole expanse of the windscreen if not treated promptly.
The chances of the windscreen cracking are minimised if a scratch has only touched the surface of the first layer and not reached the laminate in between.
A lot of chips on a windscreen or windshield can be repaired through being polished out but there are some cases where a replacement is necessary.
What Causes RV Windscreen Damage?
Windscreen damage can be caused by gravel or stones flying up from loosely laid roads. Poor weather conditions can also present a risk, particularly hailstorms and high winds.
Like most things, prevention is better than cure so it is advisable that you clean your wiper blades often and when storing your American RV, you should raise the wiper blades to prevent any dirt build up during the winter months.
It is imperative to keep the windscreen of your RV in top condition to prevent as much as possible, having to replace it but also for safety purposes.
RV Windscreen Repair Facts
- In some cases chips can be too large to warrant being repaired and it is necessary to get a new RV windscreen
- If a chip is positioned on the windscreen directly opposite the driver then it must be a certain size to be considered ‘repairable’
- If it is not in the line of the driver then the chip is allowed to be bigger for a repair job
- All chips need to be 6 cm away from the edge of the windscreen to be repaired
- Repairs can often be better because it saves you having to claim on your insurance for a replacement, leaving you no claims bonus untouched
Getting Your RV Windshield Replace Or Repaired With Travelworld Motorhomes
Travelworld can supply American motorhome windscreens for all makes and models. As well as windshields we are also able to repair and replace roof lights and side windows.
We understand at Travelworld that your RV is your pride and joy and we make sure that your vehicle is treated with the utmost care and attention.
We can offer supply and fit, including all insurance work, anywhere in the country!
For a fast, efficient service please call Annabel on 07971 545683 or use the windscreen enquiry form below.
Annabel Edwards at Travelworld Windscreens can assist you with quotations for and supply of all replacement front windscreens and side windows, whether plastic or glass, for any type of American (RV), HYMER, Carado, Dethleffs, Hymer Car or Niesmann + Bischoff motorhomes.
To be installed in our state of the art new service centre, delivered directly to you, or delivered and installed at your own address.
Enquire About Windscreen Replacements
For a fast, efficient supply of replacement windows or windscreens, to fit any make or model of American or European motorhome please call us on 01785 878787 or use the windscreen enquiry form.
Windscreens for American RVs
Find out about the windscreeen services including chips and replacement side and front windscreens for American RVs available
We are able to organise either In-house or On-site fitting anywhere in the UK, tailoring our service makes for a stress free experience
Major causes of windscreen damage
Loose stone and gravel on poorly maintained roads can cause chips. These chips attract moisture which causes expansion and contraction within the glass, resulting in grooves which can increase in size, sometimes covering the whole screen.
If the temperature inside the vehicle is considerably warmer than the outside then expansion occurs on the inside of the glass and contraction on the outside, resulting in cracks.
Hail can cause significant, often, multiple cracks and holes which can leave the screen impossible to repair.
Chipping repairs on your windscreen
As the major cause of windscreen damage it is imperative to address chip and crack problems as soon as you can, however minor they appear. As well as causing repair work it can devalue your motorhome if it is on the market.
By adopting a practical approach to your motorhome travel you can reduce the risk of cracking your windscreen. However, it is easy to misjudge the condition of a road or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time when a stone chip flies through the air. Many owners believe that insurance will cover this but it is advisable to check your policy as sometimes windscreen damage is not included in your cover.
You can help yourself by cleaning wiper blades often, preventing a collection of dirt contacting your windshield which can be scraped across by your wipers when they are in use. Raising the blades when your motorhome is in storage and allowing them to rest on a soft surface like a sponge will also prevent holes developing.
Also, close all windows to stop wind pressure from breaking glass.
As one of the UK’s leading importer of both European and American motorhomes and with direct links with overseas factories, Travelworld is in a fortunate position to provide customers with an unrivalled service.
This includes being able to supply motorhome windscreens and windows for all the models and brands that we sell.
As well as motorhome windscreens – both repair and replacement we can also work with roof light and side windows.
If you would like more advice on our service then please call our parts department today and we will be happy to help you.