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Old 07-31-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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Good Method to Repair Fiberglass on Popup

Hi! I am helping to repair a 2000 Flagstaff popup. This unit was damaged while turning a corner and is damaged on the front side. I am reluctant to pull it when the roads are wet. I have attached pictures of the damage.

What would be a good way to repair the damage? Fiberglass? Epoxy?

Thank you for your help!
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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IMHO that should be repaired by new parts and shop. If not repaired properly water will get in and destroy the internals. Result will be unsupported Fiberglas. The gaps are too large to bridge w/o cracking.


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Old 07-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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IMHO that should be repaired by new parts and shop. If not repaired properly water will get in and destroy the internals. Result will be unsupported Fiberglas. The gaps are too large to bridge w/o cracking.


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I agree with Vince. The skin on any camper is your only hope for preventing water intrusion, which will cause rot and require a total rebuild if left unchecked. The quality of this repair will determine how long your camper can survive. Therefore, unless you have a very handy friend with much fiberglass repair experience, these photos seem to call for a professional repair/reconstruction job (and I would not risk an amateur patch job). Good luck!
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Hi Vince, Ugh. I was afraid that might be the case. I was thinking I would need to make some sort of "core" to support the fiberglass. Then I would glass it on both sides. But, I will need to have it serviced anyway to repair the stabilizer that was bent in the accident too. Thank you for your reply to my message.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:58 PM   #5
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Thank you also, Vern, for seconding that opinion. It does look like a job for professionals. I can still have my "fun" repairing some small cracks elsewhere. Thank you again!
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