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Old 07-31-2016, 06:11 PM   #31
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We didn't notice it until Monday afternoon. During the weekend the site next to us had a couple of young boys - they were gone by the time we noticed it. We spent most of the weekend away from the trailer at a family event.
young boys... now that's the culprits...


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Old 08-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #32
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What hole? ......Click image for larger version

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Decided that a cover-up, with a working light, was better than an attempt to try to patch or replace the whole side piece. The horror stories about delays and quality of repair made the choice easier. I learned a lot about the fabrication of a trailer this way.

Thanks for all the comments, and opinions! I still don't know how it happened, but feel pretty sure that it was a fluke event.


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Old 08-02-2016, 01:37 PM   #33
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Hey, that looks great. (Now EVERYBODY's going to want one! )
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:37 PM   #34
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Nice job! Made lemonade out of a lemon. You will find any additional lights around on that side of the TT a big help.
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:00 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by RVEagle View Post
Thanks everyone for your comments/opinions. I honestly don't know how/when it happened.
Some more info: The hole wasn't there before we left home - I have pictures of the trailer in the driveway. Once I got behind the wheel at the house, we went straight to the campground - no stops/parking - I did not get out of the truck the whole trip. I did back up once, in an open lot to turn around. I'm trying to figure out the answer to Steve Urkel's question: Did I do that? I'm wondering if anyone else has found a hole in their trailer like that, and they know how it got there. We arrived at the campground Friday afternoon and set up. We didn't notice it until Monday afternoon. During the weekend the site next to us had a couple of young boys - they were gone by the time we noticed it. We spent most of the weekend away from the trailer at a family event.

My forensic evaluation has the impact coming from the front, going up - since the tear appears to start at the lower left and the energy was dissipated enough to deflect away towards the back and up. But then again, what do I know - I've got a trailer that I drove 96 miles and I put a hole in it!!

I love all the ideas about turning the lemon into lemonade, or finding the silver lining. I think I will try to cover the hole with a light, or patch/decal - maybe a Gamecock sticker (lol).

Thanks again for the comments - anyone seen this type of hole before?
Yep sure have seen it, mine came from me backing into a concrete table. The ladder broke and the end punched a hole in my back wall, filled it with Marine Tex and put a sticker over it. Exact same hole but on the back wall....
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:16 PM   #36
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Very nice cover up, looks like it was supposed to be there from factory.

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