By Chris Dougherty
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor.
I have a 2012 Dutchmen Infinity 5th Wheel — it’s the style where the bottom glass cranks out. Well, one broke. Can you tell me where I can get a replacement window? Dutchmen was no help. The company that made this type of window is not in business now. —Bruce
There are a couple of options, depending on where you’re located. Most automotive glass shops can do a repair, but often the glass isn’t tinted exactly the same way, so the repair is noticeable.
Duncan Systems in Indiana is where I send RV windows to be repaired and they’re great. The caveat is that you’ll need to remove the entire window wall and send it to them, so they can fit the glass and test the jalousie. That’s not a big deal to do, the packing and shipping is the hardest part.
Lazydays in Tampa has a complete RV glass shop right there in the dealership. I know they can handle custom glass as well, and would be familiar with that type of window.
Both shops specialize in RV glass from windshields to thermopane RV windows. Here are links to the outfits I mention: www.duncansys.com is now rvglass.com. www.lazydays.com.