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Old 08-16-2017, 10:33 PM   #1
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Puncture wound...

I just took out our mailbox with our new Wildwood 30KQBSS. I didn't account for how far the tail end was going to swing out.

Anyway, it put two small punctures in the hatch to the outdoor kitchen. I've been looking for a thread that addresses this but haven't seemed to find what I'm looking for.

Is there an easy fix for this since the spots are so small? Or do I need to have it fixed by a Fiberglass guy. Also another viable option I thought could be to just replace the entire hatch. Any ideas on what that may cost?

Thanks for any input!!
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:15 AM   #2
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It depends on what you are willing to live with. You can buff out the scuff and fill the holes with Marine-Tex, epoxy putty, body putty and call it done. Also try a local body shop. Have them fill the holes and just paint the one panel.
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:26 AM   #3
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"Maybe" a thought ... were wandering CW (Camping World) a few weeks back, they were selling these "simulated vent panels" that were more intending for covering boo-boos.

Obviously, get the puncture repaired so it is waterproof again and the surrounding finish won't get any worse.

Think they call them "Dent Vent" ... a couple examples:

Black Dent Vent 5" x 10" - Leisure Time DV510B - Vents - Camping World
White Dent Vent 5" x 5 1/2" - Leisure Time DV55W - Vents - Camping World

Maybe even just double-face tape one as temporary fix ???
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:40 AM   #4
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I just took out our mailbox with our new Wildwood 30KQBSS. I didn't account for how far the tail end was going to swing out.

Anyway, it put two small punctures in the hatch to the outdoor kitchen. I've been looking for a thread that addresses this but haven't seemed to find what I'm looking for.

Is there an easy fix for this since the spots are so small? Or do I need to have it fixed by a Fiberglass guy. Also another viable option I thought could be to just replace the entire hatch. Any ideas on what that may cost?

Thanks for any input!!
Sorry I can't provide any "useful" info, but I had to comment on your forum name "thwackdaddi" It definitely looks like you took a "Whack, Daddy"!!!

Here's hoping you get it fixed to your satisfaction!
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Old 08-17-2017, 11:55 AM   #5
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A repair might be cheaper, but definetely get it done and soon. At least tape it over to keep water out. Water will ruin fibreglass in a hurry, especially when it starts to freeze.
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Check out this similar thread for before and after fix of holes in the wall. DH put a screw through the wall of our sabre. We followed the fix old coot suggested. It has held water tight for 3 years. We maintain it just like any other caulking/seal site. No issues. No water intrusion. Looks like it was there all along.
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Thanks guys. I definitely want to get it fixed right since it's brand new, but I'm wanting to wait until November or so in case it's out of commission for a bit. Just want to keep it dry and from getting any worse for now. Thanks for the suggestions so far!!
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Sorry I can't provide any "useful" info, but I had to comment on your forum name "thwackdaddi" It definitely looks like you took a "Whack, Daddy"!!!

Here's hoping you get it fixed to your satisfaction!
Very nice. I definitely did.
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