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Old 08-24-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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Damaged my TT

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Hooked a post at a gas station. Makes me sick. Any guess on repair costs?
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #2
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OUCH!! That might sting just a bit. Hope that was on your way home and not on your way out.

I feel for you.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
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It is hard to tell from the photos. Did the back wall get pulled off the frame and off the side walls? Were the side walls pulled off the frame?
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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It happened going to. Wall is not pulled from frame. No interior damage. In fact I can push the corner almost back to where it belongs.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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If the back wall is stable.. and nothing that could have been seriously damaged behind the side wall GO HARDCORE! Duct tape that puppy up, go have some fun and worry about it when you get home.

That's just me.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:03 AM   #6
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If there is no damage or separation of the walls then your in decent shape. It might just be a simple trim job. Many times the damage looks much worse than reality as campers have lots of trim and cover pieces that are easily replaced.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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Dang! What a bummer!
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:35 AM   #8
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If you just pulled the corner trim loose and you can push it back then you probably pulled the screws out. I would take the vinyl trim piece out of the metal corner piece, pull the screws and either angle them down or up to get another grip on the wood or aluminum whichever you have or get longer screws and do the same. The back corner trim on mine came loose on one side. I guess they didn't get a good bite on it when it was built. I had some 2" cabinet screws in my tool box left over from a kitchen remodel. They pulled it in tight and I just recaulked it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:00 PM   #9
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Damaged my TT

My finger is showing where the aluminum frame is located behind the rear wall. What about drilling pilot holes through the fiberglass and using screws to pull the panel back to the aluminum stud?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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not being able to put my hands on it makes it tough to give advice.
I am not big on fiberglass siding having any strength to use screw on, with out some nice size washers(fender washers).
I fixed a corner of an old camper(aluminum siding) by cut a piece of metal, slid it under the side trim and bent it to attach under the camper as well(several inches). I like that liquid nails adhesive to hold every thing together and then a few screws nicely placed. Many times your side trim has a plastic that covers the screw heads so putting a few extra there would never be seen. Paint and forget
If you can find something to push pressure(fence, house, bumper of truck and a board or two) against while the liquid nails dries you might not need many extra screws .
its camping, good luck
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:05 PM   #11
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He did more than just pull trim loose.... That's a pocket pincher for sure!
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:27 PM   #12
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Being your TT is a 2014 I would think you would want it restored like new. Do you have insurance and if so what is your deductible? That should be your maximum outlay. Make it right and watch those posts in the future. I came within an inch my first year doing the same thing and watch very closely now. Unfortunately you had to learn the hard way. Good luck.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #13
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UPDATE: Insurance is paying to repair. $1311.00. Zero deductible.
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That's GREAT!!!!
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:36 AM   #15
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I hate paying my ins. bill but in a case like this, it's sure is nice to have!
I hit rocks with the outdrive of my boat I had yrs ago causing $4500 worth of damage..I was sick....ins. paid the bill....I was happy!
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That's what insurance is for, glad to hear they are taking care of you.
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Glad to hear it's getting fixed!!


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