What To Do With Your Motorhome's Windshield

Published on
November 1, 2023

Unlike a car, your motorhome is more than a vehicle; it's your home on wheels. It carries precious memories, loved ones, and many valuable items. This is why it is essential to ensure its safety and performance.  

Weight and Safety

Unlike their car counterparts, Class A, B, and C motorhomes present a unique challenge. Their massive size and weight put immense stress on the windshield, making it a critical structural component beyond simply providing a clear view. This is where OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) glass becomes crucial to your motorhome's safety and longevity. 

Typically you would not need OEM glass for your vehicle. However, motorhomes are a completely different story. Using non-OEM glass designed for lighter vehicles can be dangerous. It may not be able to handle the weight and stress leading to:

Cracks and chips: Increased susceptibility to damage from road debris and vibrations.

Structural issues: Compromised windshield integrity affects the motorhome's overall structural stability.

Safety Hazards: Non-OEM glass may have a higher likelihood of shattering, posing a higher risk to the passengers.

Ensure a Perfect Fit

OEM glass is specifically made for your exact motorhome model. This perfect fit will ensure that:

  • The windshield's structural integrity is maintained, which is crucial for the overall safety and stability of the vehicle.
  • Proper functionality of essential features like wipers, defrosters, and even advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)(if applicable) is guaranteed.
  • issues like leaks, wind noise, and distorted vision that can occur with improperly fitted glass are avoided. 


OEM glass is typically made with higher-quality materials and coatings compared to non-OEM alternatives. This will provide greater durability from cracks and chips, better clarity to improve your driving experience, and save you money since you won't be replacing it as often. There is no better choice for your windshield than the best quality paired with the perfect fit. 

Professional Installation

Replacing a motorhome windshield, especially for larger Class A units, is a complex process that requires specialized skills and equipment. Improper installation, even with the right glass, can lead to leaks, poor fits, and a weakened structure. Given the substantial weight and precision needed to install these windshields, at Proview Autoglass, we usually have 3 to 4 technicians at the installation. We block off half a day for the installation process to ensure everything is perfect. 


Motorhomes are far different from regular cars, it's very important to have the best possible equipment installed in them. Choose OEM glass to keep you and your loved ones protected. Be sure to find a credible company with the expertise and patience to seamlessly replace your glass without having to worry about a thing.