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Old 11-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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First time out… First screw up

Just joined the group a couple of weeks ago, after purchasing a 2004 Forest River Shamrock 21s.

My wife and I are out on our first trip and ran into a little problem last night. Setting up the canopy we didn't lock down the arm and the canopy partially collapsed and damaged the door. See picture.

I need recommendations on what to do in regards to repair. Should I take it in, place a bumper sticker over it, duct tape?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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OUCH, They make a product in the Marine Ind. that will fill the hole. I used it on fiberglass boat hulls and my trailer. It will turn hard as a rock and fill it in. If you are neat about it you really would not have to sand it. Then you can get a decal the same as is shown from FR and replace it over your repair. I have repaired a whole in my trailer by the back tail light when I hit a table edge. I was lucky I just put a FRF sticker over it but you would need a new decal. You need to call the service department and then send a picture so they know which decal you need, they are cheap. The shipping cost more. Look up the west marine web site you will find the fill there for about $10.00 bucks. Sorry I forgot the name, but if you can not find it let me know and I will get the name of the product for you.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Thanks. I knew someone here would be able to help. Really sucked when it happened because the camper was in new condition when we bought.

I will look for the filler tomorrow when we get home.

Thanks again.
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Hi GroovyTimes! Wish it were better reasons to meet. There are so many helpful folks on this forum to help. Did you buy this unit from a dealer?
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Ahhhh didn't see you already got an answer!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #6
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Thanks. I knew someone here would be able to help. Really sucked when it happened because the camper was in new condition when we bought.

I will look for the filler tomorrow when we get home.

Thanks again.
I looked up the product it is Called "Marine-Tec" it is a two part system, very easy to use sells for $20.00 bucks. It will become stronger then the fiberglass. It will be white when mixed. It will be the samething that a rv place would use to repair the whole. look under fiberglass resins...
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@RVchick - Thanks. I was hoping to just share happy stories but fate got in the way. . Just one of those lessons I guess. The funny thing is that I was having a good Freind help me who has an awning on his RV so I thought I was safe. It was completely my fault. Didn't get the bar locked when I released the cross member from the side.

I didn't get the RV from a dealer. Found a great deal on Craigslist. My wife and I have been looking for a hybrid for a while now and this was the one. Moving from a pop-up and with the exception of the awning issue was a great trip.
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I looked up the product it is Called "Marine-Tec" it is a two part system, very easy to use sells for $20.00 bucks. It will become stronger then the fiberglass. It will be white when mixed. It will be the samething that a rv place would use to repair the whole. look under fiberglass resins...
Thanks again for looking it up. I will get an order in and do the repair in the next couple of weeks. Do I need to remove the decals near the damage or just apply over them?
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It is actually Marine-Tex. comes in grey, white, blk. Great stuff. It will seal an engine block if cracked and can be drilled and tapped to accept bolts if necessary.
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Thanks again for looking it up. I will get an order in and do the repair in the next couple of weeks. Do I need to remove the decals near the damage or just apply over them?
I wouldn't remove the whole decal til after the repair so you know exactly where to put the new one, also like I said you need a picture to send along to FR parts dept. To make sure you get the right one. Sorry I do not have your divisions parts #........
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