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Old 10-11-2016, 12:26 PM   #11
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I don't think OP would have posted his question here if he intended to take it to a dealership.

Here is a good vid that should help you:
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:57 PM   #12
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I fixed a 2 inch hole in the door to the propane compartment. I used a product called
Marine-tek. It is a 2 part system that has to be mixed but it worked really well. If I do say so myself, you have to look really closely to tell there has even been a repair. Caution, if you do use it apply sparingly because once it hardens it is like steel and very hard to sand. Better to do it twice than end up with too much.
I finished the area by painting it with a Krylon Fusion plastic paint (satin finish). It matched the surrounding fibreglass the best.
Good luck it you decide to do it yourself.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:42 PM   #13
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A 3/4" hole could be filled and covered with a 1" circle of Eternabond and hardly seen on a roof panel.
Depends on the year the camper was made. On the older white models it might not be very noticeable but on the newer models it would stick out.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:57 PM   #14
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Easy peasy

I thought holes like this are why they sell bumper stickers
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:14 PM   #15
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One of my repairs is on the upper right hand side corner of my back wall. It came out pretty good but the color match wasn't 100%. It now has one of those RV USA sticker maps on it.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:05 PM   #16
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My DH put a screw through the outside wall when he mounted the bedroom TV. To fix it he put a bolt going intotge trailer in the hole. Covered the hole thing with clear silicone. I believe he also put some silicone in the hole and put the bolt through the wet silicone to help seal it. It has held for 2 years without any issue.

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Old 10-11-2016, 10:09 PM   #17
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Still mickey mouse, fix it correctly
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:28 AM   #18
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Still mickey mouse, fix it correctly
Hey now, my fix was done at OC's suggestion. It doesn't look bad in person (check it out at Peach Rally). It was there both at Mayberry and Goshen when we saw you and I bet you didn't even notice.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:51 AM   #19
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I'm on the same page as Witch Doctor.
Gooping on silicone and covering with tape isn't a repair. I understand some are not able to do a proper repair due to lack of skills or equipment, and that's o.k., but for those I'd recommend either taking it to a body shop OR call a local on-site repairman that does boat fiberglass repair.
If you want to do it yourself you can get repair kits and some miscellaneous supplies (sand paper, spreader, tape, ect.) at a local Marine or some hardware stores. Watch a youtube video or two and get it done. It's not hard just takes time.
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Hey now, my fix was done at OC's suggestion. It doesn't look bad in person (check it out at Peach Rally). It was there both at Mayberry and Goshen when we saw you and I bet you didn't even notice your right .
Your right I didn't see it but I normally don't look for flaws in peoples trailers either, but that doesn't mean anything, People can do as they wish. The OP question was how to repair a hole. Like I said its not hard to do. The product I'm talking about is called Marine-Tex, It's easy to use and is a permanent fix, I could care less if people want to take short cuts like I said it's not my trailer. I suggested the products to use. If your handy you can do it. In fact it will harden and be stronger then the original fiber glass. I have repaired boat bottoms with the product below the water line, travel 15,000 blue water miles with it and never gave it another thought. There is always a right way and a MIckey Mouse way. But as I said that is just my opinion. IT'S not my trailer and I would make sure it was done correctly before a delamination problem occurs. Then your replacing a lot more for a lot more money I know I just paid 5400.00 dollars for a new roof, because a dime size hole was not repaired correctly and to late. Two years ago in Goshen they put a new roof on my slide because the dealer didn't know what they where doing and it was repaired with eternabond tape and the area was not done right and the tape was coming up on all edges. That was free, FR couldn't believe the repair themselves. They even called the dealer to complain on my behalf, which the stealer then called me to apologize for such crappy workmanship. Needless to say they will never touch my unit again. Would I do OC's way YES until I could repair it correctly or have it repaired correctly....
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