How many windshields do you go through?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TravR1, May 30, 2020.

  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Exactly what I thought when I saw it... :biggrin_25523:
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  3. asphaltcowboy4x4

    asphaltcowboy4x4 Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2018
    I replaced two in 4 years of driving dam usually ice flys off other trucks or rocks like 400 bucks or 800 don’t remember
  4. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    I'm watching a rock hit on my truck now that happened last December. I've managed to avoid getting an inspection since then so nobody has noticed yet. I keep meaning to get it fixed before it spreads, but I keep forgetting.

    The last one I replaced in a personal vehicle was 30 years ago. I had a Canadian goose smash through the passenger side of my pickup, and it landed in the seat next to me. Had there been somebody in the seat, they would have died.
  5. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Do need a new windshield. This one is sandblasted so bad. Had a few rock strikes, just not worth fixing them.
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  6. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    I have a kit also. Mostly I haven’t been able to do an excellent job of it. But it does make it better / less annoying. Plus filling in the chips, bullseyes keeps it from spreading in the future.
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  7. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    Thanks for your reply. I do not follow close because I cannot stand to have vehicles that close to me. The chips that I have received while driving were from passing vehicles.

    My driving partners, on the other hand, I cannot say. I know the last guy that I had in my truck did not have an issue following too close. But some of the other guys, yeah, for sure.

    There were a couple of times I had trucks pass me then lane change right back in front close to my grill. Then I got off cruise to create some distance, then the new truck behind me got upset and passed me, then lane changed back in front of my very close, showing me he was mad. LoL.

    It was a busy interstate. Yeah, I'm sorry that I am a road block, my truck can only do 65. There's nothing I can do about that. BUT those occurrences don't happen all that often. Just saying that because following distance is a thing for me.
  8. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

    Jan 17, 2016
    Carmichael CA
    My windshields get blasted pretty bad too but usually have to replace them before they too bad. Guess either I'd be replacing them since I always drive east at sunrise and west latter in the day
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  9. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    I don't think I could do that every day. lol

    Even just walking into a Loves TS is too bright. I like it DARK, very dark.

    I hate wearing contacts, but I wear them during the day so that I can wear my nice, dark Oakley wrap around sunglasses.
  10. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

    Feb 4, 2019
    I must have a target on me, rocks, an Owl, a bed liner from a passing pickup, that hit in front of the steering wheel, lucky no glass in my eyes, amazing how much clearer a new glass is.
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  11. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    Seems to be worse out in the PNW. They spread that lava rock on the road and the big chips get kicked up and bust mine all the time in winter months.
    Didn't lose either side last winter but I'm counting about 11 chips in them from hard shots. (not affecting vision).
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