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Old 01-05-2019, 08:43 PM   #21
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Agreed, a boat repair person would have expertise in fiberglass patching, maybe more difficult to locate such a person depending on where you live.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:45 AM   #22
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So I went to check on my trailer on my way home from work today like I usually do about once a month when its in winter storage, and came across this.

I'm going to guess this won't be a cheap fix (but yes I do have insurance). Talked to the storage place but the manager isn't in until Monday to check security camera footage. They also wouldn't give me the contact info of the person in the spot next to me either.

So, fellow RV'ers, how bad is it? What am I in for?

Mike, I'm also in the burbs of Chicago. My Roo was hit some years ago. I took mine to Earhart's in Mt. Prospect or Des Plaines. They did a fabulous job, which included new decals. May want to check them out. Insurance worked with them too.

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:04 PM   #23
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The site team has moved several off-topic posts to their own thread that is better suited for such
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:17 AM   #24
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EZ fix at a quality body shop.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:05 AM   #25
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I just read an article in RV life and wanted to respond to the newer RVerís that are out hear on the road with a great group of citizens, some of us are full time and some are coming out with their families, isnít this great.
RV Life was telling the new people how to get around the campground owners rule of no
repairs on a site.
This is his campground and he can put whatever rules out there that he wants but when you tell people how to get around these rules that is wrong and I am guessing that your
parents taught you right from wrong.
In my opinion ask the campground for permission and I believe most would have a spot
for this activity. If not ask where you can take your rig to get this problem resolved.
This is a great life out hear for those that want to join us on the road.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:50 AM   #26
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I've had the wonderful opportunity to watch owners (newbies I guess) take up to 20+ minutes and around 10-15+ tries to get their unit in their space at our storage facility!!!!!! Luckily I have boats on both sides of my unit.
Tyvek Tape would be my go to in this case. it sticks when wet and cold.

I would MUCH rather have them take that amount of time and tries to get it right as opposed to just going until they feel the bump
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:32 AM   #27
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Mike, I'm also in the burbs of Chicago. My Roo was hit some years ago. I took mine to Earhart's in Mt. Prospect or Des Plaines. They did a fabulous job, which included new decals. May want to check them out. Insurance worked with them too.

Good luck.
Thanks so much, I will keep this in mind as things progress! I really appreciate you reaching out. I'm located in the far NW burbs, near the Fox Lake/Chain o Lakes area. So there are a LOT of boat places up here, maybe there is a reputable one. Some people also mentioned them coming to my storage facility, which I'm fine with taking my trailer anywhere as well but having them come out would be great.

So I went to the facility yesterday, the manager was very helpful. He took pictures, opened a claim with their insurance for me, and I talked to an adjuster already last night. They're reviewing the security camera footage to see if they can find anything.

So that's where I'm at right now. Just in a holding pattern.

@Roberte52 That was me at this facility when I first got there, to back my trailer into my spot I almost have to jackknife in, but I will take 30 mins and get out of my truck 20 times to get it right rather than hit someone.

The thing I love about the RV/camping community also is there is never a shortage of people willing to help out. This past summer we went up to Green Lake, WI and they had some back-in sites. This trailer, being 5ft longer than my last one (this one is 26ft), was harder to back in. I had taken the day off of work to go up early and set the camp site up so my wife and kids could just show up and everything would be done after school. When I saw how tight the spot was I got nervous, and walked over and asked a guy if he would help spot me. He grabbed another guy from another site and they both spent probably 15 mins helping me get into the spot perfectly. Love the community and everyone in it!
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:22 PM   #28
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Can be repaired!

In Nov 2017, I managed to get too close to a storage building that put a hole in my Cedar Creek larger than what happened to you. It was beautifully repaired and you canít tell anything ever happened. My dealerís body repair folks even replaced and matched the damaged decals. Wasnít cheap to repair, but insurance paid for all but a few hundred bucks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #29
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Full coverage insurance should replace the entire panel.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:31 PM   #30
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Thanks so much, I will keep this in mind as things progress! I really appreciate you reaching out. I'm located in the far NW burbs, near the Fox Lake/Chain o Lakes area. So there are a LOT of boat places up here, maybe there is a reputable one. Some people also mentioned them coming to my storage facility, which I'm fine with taking my trailer anywhere as well but having them come out would be great.

So I went to the facility yesterday, the manager was very helpful. He took pictures, opened a claim with their insurance for me, and I talked to an adjuster already last night. They're reviewing the security camera footage to see if they can find anything.

So that's where I'm at right now. Just in a holding pattern.

@Roberte52 That was me at this facility when I first got there, to back my trailer into my spot I almost have to jackknife in, but I will take 30 mins and get out of my truck 20 times to get it right rather than hit someone.

The thing I love about the RV/camping community also is there is never a shortage of people willing to help out. This past summer we went up to Green Lake, WI and they had some back-in sites. This trailer, being 5ft longer than my last one (this one is 26ft), was harder to back in. I had taken the day off of work to go up early and set the camp site up so my wife and kids could just show up and everything would be done after school. When I saw how tight the spot was I got nervous, and walked over and asked a guy if he would help spot me. He grabbed another guy from another site and they both spent probably 15 mins helping me get into the spot perfectly. Love the community and everyone in it!
Frist question, ANY chance you have the piece that was broke off????

Old saying with if Fg junkies, Save the pieces. If not, Get this:

https://www.amazon.com/d/Automotive-...air/B000BO9NOO


Fg is easy, I have been driving fiberglass cars since 1964 and have repaired all kinds of damage from ripped off fenders when my sister somehow managed to rip it off when she backed over a tree and it got hung under the front drivers fender. Its not hard, simple follow the directions and be patient and at the same time be smooth and quick as it can set up fast.
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