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Old 05-19-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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What to do?

While preparing the TT to leave the campground I noticed this damage. Not sure when or how it happened. We have a big trip scheduled at the end of June and I would hate to put in the shop and cancel our trip. I thought about just using some sort of caulking/sealant to fill the gaps, but I just don't know. Any help on this would be appreciated.


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Old 05-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Like you said, I would do a temporary repair until you can fix properly or dealer. Caulk on the seem and maybe some heavy plastic sheet taped so no water can get in and spray paint to match....

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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Sorry to see you have damage. If I was you, I would go to the local RV supply shop and buy some repair tape or get some online.
I imagine it would stick to the aluminum on the side of the TT.
Not pretty but it will keep you on schedule.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
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use black pvc duct tape sticks really good
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:04 PM   #5
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Can't tell too much from the pics. Did somebody back into it? My wife did something similar to our popup the day before a trip. Couldn't fix it until we got back. I sprayed some foam insulation in the crack and that sealed any gaps to keep water out. If you are going to replace the panel just fill the hole with the foam and maybe used some good ole duct tape! Make repairs when you get home.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #6
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The good thing about having metal is that you can bend it back into shape. Just take your time making small adjustments until it is almost back to the original shape. It can be done, just have some patience with it. When you have it back to as good as you can get it then do like what's already been suggested and get some good quality tape on it to stop moisture from getting in.

After your big vacay you can take it to your dealer for proper repair.

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Old 05-19-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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Use eternabond tape. Spray with flex seal, then black paint.

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