Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, April 27, 2012

We got our new Windshield today.

Thanks for joining us on our journey of North America 
 in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006

Where are we today ?

        Woke up this morning and oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day! (think there was a song like that a few years ago). But hey it was wonderful ! Sun shinning but pretty cool. We are feeling great, upright and breathing, what more can we ask for?

        Coffees, computing, watch the weather reports (not that it makes a bit of difference, the weather does what it wants anyway) and walkabouts. The fresh air is wonderful.
gonna be a nice day maybe
        We had phone call yesterday from Kevin at Colorcarft Auto Glass in town that the windshield for our coach has arrived from Elkhart Indiana and it's not broken! Took a week to get here. Probably gonna come out today and install it. The total price for this including packaging, shipping, (from Elkhart Indiana), duty, taxes and installation about  $1600.00 , sure glad we have $100.00 deductible for glass replacement on our coach. The same window replaced in Benson Arizona two years ago about $950.00.
Colorcraft Auto Glass
        Not sure if they were coming today as it was pretty cold 5c (42f) but Kevin and his son showed up about 9:30 and began removing the old broken windshield.

        Now this same window had been replaced two years ago in Benson Arizona and I guess when they installed it was not meant to be removed. Supper tough sealant.
our broken windshield
        Well they began, prying and unsticking the sealant, working away at it until eventually it was removed. Glad it was them and not me!
new glass ready to go
pulling and prying it finally let go and came out in one piece too.
now to clean up the rubber gasket
        Now already to to go, gaskets cleaned up and the new glass is ready to put into place.
easy does it

push , shove and pry these guys know their stuff 
the sticker says OK
wonderful so clean
        Now with a nice new clean windshield on one half I guess I need to get busy cleaning the other half !
         Now after noon the sun shone  and the skies cleared, wind died down a bit and it turned into a pretty good  day. Not great but good enough to grab our lawn chairs, set them up by the cabin walls beside us out of the wind and enjoy our books for a while.

         Even nice enough to fire up our Weber Q 100 and our Fry Daddy. A couple hamburgers and some french fries, we can pretend its summer, right?

tasty burgers
         Well the burgers and fries were pretty tasty, and for desert I had picked up some fresh California Strawberries at the Arkona Market on sale only $1.95 comparted to $3.95 last week and they are pretty good too. Add them to our Banana nut muffins I baked  yesterday and we had a nice tasty desert, something we don't usually do.
juicy strawberries
        Glad you could make it today, we had fun , how about you?
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  1. We had to have our motorhome windshield replaced once in Arizona too. Now we have another small crack at the top. One of these days we'll have to do it again.

    1. A small one is not too bad, but when it starts moving then you pretty well have to.

  2. Glad the windshield made it in ok, I am always amazed with that process. Enjoy the warmer weather!

    1. Yes it is not a job for an amateur that's for sure.

  3. Amazing process with the windshield. I kinda knew they would be more money in good old Canada. Helps with insurance for sure. We wish it would be a bit warmer. Cold airmasses here too.
    Love those strawberries. Enjoy life!

    1. Most everything in Canada is more expensive as we know. Hope the weather warmers up for you guys.

  4. That new half windshield looks great. We've been lucky so far and haven't had to do a replacement. Hopefully we can keep it that way. That's a big job for sure to change them out. I sure wouldn't want the job.

    Don't forget to vote for us,

    Kevin and Ruth

    1. That's for sure we have seen it done twice and not an easy job for sure.

  5. Lots of money for half a windshield. Liked the perky good morning song!

  6. Congrats on the windshield replacement - nice job done.

    1. Lucky we had the time to wait for a replacement.

  7. I can't believe the difference in price from just two years ago. Knock on wood, we've been pretty lucky with our windshield. Just a few knicks here & there.

    1. Difference between Canada and the USA.
      Pay for the deductible its worth it!


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