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Old 03-14-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Help please. On the way to Vegas last month, I did the unthinkable, and slightly nicked my 2011 31RETS Sabre on one of those guard posts that protect a diesel pump. Naturally the guard post won. It was a total brain fart, but I have damaged about 16 inches of the grey lower panel just back of the driver side propane tank door. Now that I am home, I need to take care of this. I will be taking some photos, and making the rounds of all the RV centers , but I need some info so I can ensure I don't get screwed, Firstly, what is the name of that panel, as I would like to check on prices, and secondly, would a body shop have to replace the entire length of the trailer, or is it possible to just replace that section. As it turns out, where the damage starts, there is a natural seam that was invisible before the incident. I would post pictures to the board, but my embarrassment prevents this.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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The lower skirt goes from the trim fastener cover down, and is usually aluminum.
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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On a Columbus 320RS, I had lower panel damage in front and behind axels, from a tire blow out. Unfortunately, the aluminum took three months to be shipped from the factory. The shop replaced the aluminum. You might be in for a case of sticker shock on the parts alone. I filed an insurance claim and was pleasantly surprised to find out that my progressive deductible was only $250, which dropped to $188 because I had no claims the first year. The total repairs were around $2500, much of that was parts.
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Help please. On the way to Vegas last month, I did the unthinkable, and slightly nicked my 2011 31RETS Sabre on one of those guard posts that protect a diesel pump. Naturally the guard post won. It was a total brain fart, but I have damaged about 16 inches of the grey lower panel just back of the driver side propane tank door. Now that I am home, I need to take care of this. I will be taking some photos, and making the rounds of all the RV centers , but I need some info so I can ensure I don't get screwed, Firstly, what is the name of that panel, as I would like to check on prices, and secondly, would a body shop have to replace the entire length of the trailer, or is it possible to just replace that section. As it turns out, where the damage starts, there is a natural seam that was invisible before the incident. I would post pictures to the board, but my embarrassment prevents this.
Are you talking about the lower metal radius?

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Take photos and post them here first for better help....
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