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Old 11-16-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Dented bumper :(

I was backing up my trailer into my storage spot in the dark without my usual spotter (wife). I hit a black pole and dented the end of the square black bumper.

Any ideas on how best to repair this? The bumper is welded on so I can't just replace the bumper. Doesn't have to be perfect but it would be nice to be able to put the black plug back in.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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I think I would take it to a body shop to see what they can do.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:16 PM   #3
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rcase13, sorry I can't offer any assistance in fixing your bumper however I do thank you in showing the rest of us that these bumpers can take a hit (you hit that pole pretty hard to make such a dent in the bumper) and still protect the trailer. From the picture I can tell that the bumper itself is still pretty straight and nowhere near the trailer.

Again sorry and thanks!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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Yeah the bumper did it's job and protected the camper. Now I just need to figure out how to best fix this.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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That is why I like the sewer hose bumper. Several campers we looked at didn't have that style bumper, or even any kind of bumper......that is 1 thing that sold me on my trailer. And without the storage bumper, they had a piece of PVC pipe hanging somewhere for a short sewer hose.....just didn't make sense to me
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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maybe order a new one from FR and have a dealer or welding shop cut the old one off replace it with this one, add a little paint and walla
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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A decent welding shop should be able to fix it more so than a body shop. I would get a square bucking bar inside the bumper, heat it with a torch, then beat it back out square, kind of like "blacksmithing". May not be exactly perfect, but should be able to get it close. It will need painting afterward though.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:13 PM   #8
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Why not take grinder and cut off an inch. Just be sure to protect fiberglass sides from sparks.(speaking from experience).
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