|Above, The Beast in the GOCO Beast Barn. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Earlier this year, a pebble hit and chipped The Beast's windshield.
It left a small "star" shaped chip.
A few weeks ago, I got a windshield repair kit and fixed the chip. So far, it is holding well and no cracks have expanded from the chip.
|Above, the chip's location.|
If cracks were to form, I would have to replace the windshield. This week's trip to Durango, Colorado will be a test. It held fine during last week's trip to Albuquerque.
A general question of, "How fast should you replace a chipped windshield?" was posed by Do It Yourself RV this week.
It begins with:
A chipped windshield is not only annoying, but it could be compromising the safety of your vehicle. When a vehicle is designed, the windshield is a critical part of the structural integrity. Pressure on the roof of a vehicle with no glass versus one with glass will have a very different outcome.
That being said, having damaged glass in your vehicle can be a pretty serious thing. In contrast, for the glass to be such a large structural and safety feature, it is very strong and difficult to break.
To read more, go here.