This is almost unbelievable and it happened to me. I took my 58 FC out to my uncles property as he offered to allow me to use his very large garage to lift the shell off the trailer frame. I have a sloped driveway making it impossible to do, so naturally I jumped at the chance.
I arrive in the evening thinking I will drop it off and then lift the shell after work the following days.
My uncle and his buddy show up with a few drinks down and one in hand to help push it into the garage. His buddy decides that the front window is where he would like to place his hand and push, yes its 40+ year old glass and no its not tempered, and yes his hand goes right through the window. The glass shoots up his arm about 5 inches. It was awful.
I hear he is fine, had to go to the E.R. and get stitches as well as a comprehensive exam. Naturally he enjoys smoking pot so he cant pass a drug test and get a job, therefore he has no medical insurance, leaving me with the bill.
So now I am left with a 2000.00 front window.
My question is does this add to the value of the trailer?
If you have old windows and are restoring your trailer, I would advise replacing them with safety glass right away. You never know who will walk up offering to help, and what kind of brain-cells they may or may not posses.
I also enrolled in a umbrella policy today that will cover such events and only costs me 300.00 a year.
Live and learn, sucks to be me.