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Old 12-20-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Anothewr broken windshield.

Went camping over the weekend and when I went to back the motor home into the site I heard a pop and later found a broken windshield on the passenger side. The drivers side one broke about two years ago the same way. I am wondering about these Gulfstream motor homes.
Also noticed on the end of two of the slideouts toward the botton there is bubbles and it looks like electrolis has set in. I know it is a very thin sheet of aluminum over wood. Any one else with this problem. It is on a 2004 Sun Voyager.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:20 AM   #2
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Is there anything that will cause a windshield to break, other than overtorqueing the frame with the jacks?
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:33 AM   #3
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Well like I said it broke when I was backing into the site. there was a little bump where the site and road met, I had the wheels cut sharply to the left and when it went over the bump it must have twisted the frame enough to torque the windshield glass and break it. I don't know why in the heck they need such a large windshield anyway. I beleive that is the problem. the drivers side broke the same way when I was backing into our side yard to park it. You know you cannot get away from bumps all the time and you must turn the wheel at times.
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Whooops, I missed the part about backing in. What kind of chassis is your MH built on?
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #5
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Built on a Workhorse W22 frame. I have the 37 ft. with three slides. Like I said the Drivers side broke about two years ago pulling into the spot beside the house. It has never happened when I was leveling. Really the bump I pulled over was not that bad. I had to have the window reset once when it had moved and left a gap where the wind was making noise. I just really think the window is too large and the body must twist a little causing it to break. Really a bummer, but I know others that have had the same problems with a lot more expensive motor homes.
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I'm sure it happens, and what a bad bit of engineering that must be. I have a jack system which has independent controls for the rear jacks, but a common control for the front. I assume that there must be some sort of a manifold which equalizes the hydraulic pressure across the two front jacks, but I'm always concerned about it when I'm not on a relatively level surface. So far, so good, however, after almost four years and a lot of set-ups.
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