Broken glass mystery

DevonDan replied on 04/05/2021 16:09

Posted on 04/05/2021 16:09

First trip away this year, arrived on site, got in van to be greeted by a pile of shattered toughened glass in front of the Thetford Midi Prima cooker. Oven, grill, and lower cupboard glass doors plus hob cover were all intact. On opening oven door realised that the inner door sheet of glass was missing. Worked out that this slides in from the top and is held in place by two metal tabs at the base. After breaking into a thousand pieces they somehow found their way out under the main door onto the floor. 

Not sure how it could have shattered, as nothing sharp to knock against it in the oven - maybe it was under stress in its metal fastenings and a pothole shocked it into breaking. I remember hitting one jarring nearside hole which was unavoidable due to HGV coming the other way. Just shows how bad our roads are as have been towing this van for 10 years.

Also suffered a cracked windscreen on the same trip - loose stones on tar road repair, 20mph limit, loony comes the other way at about 50mph, big bang as stone bounces off bonnet into screen. Quite enough for one trip!   




kenexton replied on 04/05/2021 17:12

Posted on 04/05/2021 17:12

First trip out 2020 on the way back from Whitby a suicidal pheasant went straight through the engine grille:smashed plastic,punctured radiator punctured intercooler,steam everywhere.The legs were sticking out of the front like a rubber chicken on a bin lorry!

Now have Zunsport grilles on the front.

Next trip out on the way to RoadPro we went through "lockdown road resurfacing" and bang,a stone chip in the middle of the windscreen.

Last trip out toilet PCB had a "wobbly" and would not turn off the pump.Standing outside in the dark in my underpants,I removed the fuse and went back to bed.

Early  morning I sorted it with contact cleaner to a chorus of "stop making a racket!" from the OH.

Some of us are just born lucky Devon Dan.

Such is Life🙈

brue replied on 04/05/2021 19:18

Posted on 04/05/2021 19:18

At home a previous cooker door suddenly shattered, leaving a heap on the floor, it just happened, no known cause. Maybe there was a tiny fault somewhere? At least it's safety glass, so no dangerous shards and also replaceable.