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Old 08-17-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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DIY Repair $6 lots of Patience

About three weeks ago we got caught out of fuel, had to go into a very busy and tight gas station, which involved a U turn to get out. I missed judged the tail over hang and it scraped the concrete bollard that protects the pumps. Boy was I mad with myself

I even hated taking the photographs......anyway I am the kinda person who will not be beat... so I bought one piece of trim for $6 from Larrys RV Bend, OR, great guy good old fashioned service with a smile and set to work. Cleaned all the black paint off with thinners the horizontal trim just unscrews, the rest was just very gentle persuasion and finish of with silicone caulk.

Am no longer mad with myself!

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Nice work.


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Old 08-18-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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Wow! You can't even tell it was damaged. Very nice job.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:10 AM   #4
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wow, I agree, can't tell it was ever damaged.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:04 AM   #5
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Excellent repair work! Rest easy because you did a very professional job putting it back together!

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:38 AM   #6
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Great job, looks like you sent it back to the dealer. Nice what a little patience and doing your own work will accomplish.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:43 AM   #7
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Great job!!

Tail swing can get you.
Just camped next to a guy with a FR Cardinal 5th wheel.
He'd swung hard to miss a tree in front and the tail end swung into a tree on the
left rear.
It scraped 1/3 of his dining room slide and broke the window in the rear corner
behind the slide and tore off his rear ladder which just happened to be right on
the left rear corner.
There were tears in the fiberglass on his slide and the trailer wall behind the slide.
It was a mess! He'd used about 2 rolls of duct tape and covered it as best he could
but it rained and he discovered a leak on top of the slide in that area.

He was heart broken.
It all happened in a second while he was looking the other way.
Gotta stay aware of all 4 corners when you're maneuvering in a tight place!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #8
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what can i say, nice work.

i haven't hit anything yet but always think abt the back swing...usually after i have completed a turn.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:09 AM   #9
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Very good work. Better than most shops will do.

I live in a cul-de-sac. Two campers ago I was pulling around at the bottom of the sac and my back end decided to check the neighbor's mail. Cast iron mailbox posts cost $400 to replace (around these parts). It ripped the back of my camper open like a sardine can. Yellow insulation swinging in the breeze. Pushed it, taped it, took it to the dealer. They fixed it better than the side that didn't get damaged. Since then I have purchased two new units from them. (I believe in rewarding good customer support)

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
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Is that the before picture on the bottom?

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