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Old 06-30-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Broke My Camper!

I had a bad day today. I managed to forget about a low hanging branch and did not turn in time. As a result I tore a ling slice in the roof, completely riped the awning and all framing off the camper. Now we're in peak camping season with sites booked through august. Im guessing this is going to take a lot of time and money to correct. I think I'm going to be sick.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:29 PM   #2
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Oo wow that sucks. Insurance???
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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Man that's tough... Sorry to hear that

Can you post a picture? If it's mostly a tear maybe it can be patched for the season then fixed in the off season.

Most holes can be patched with eternabond tape.

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Definitely have insurance. Thats the only positive. Im concerned about the time it takes to make the repairs and when the dealer can get to it. The bolts that anchor the awning frame to the fiberglass sidewere riped right out. Other than stripped bolt holes, i dont see any significant damage to the fiberglass sides. Theawning and roof will both need completely replaced however. Not to mention, my insurance provider will more than likely dump me after this one.
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I think you're right about the time it would take to correct the problems. It could be months of waiting from story's I've read about.

If you are capable, Do you think this tape could solve the slice in the roof issue?
You could possible use something like it for the holes left in the sidewall too.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RNB70A...I24YXAKOYHDLUG
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:13 PM   #6
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Jump on craigslist and purchase a budget camper to get you thru the season. Then sell it when no longer needed.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:17 PM   #7
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As long as it wouldnt be an issue with the Jayco warranty, think I could seal the roof to get me through the season. I just bought the camper new in april. As for the holes on the side, I went ahead and put the screws with putty back in to get me through the weekend. Thanks for the link. That might be just whst I need.
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Take the awning off. Seal the holes. Get a patch and put it on the roof. Go Camping and take the trailer in when the dealer will have time to deal with it.

Call your insurance adjuster and have them come look at it, before you do anything.

Relax. It's an accident. That's why we have insurance. It can be fixed and it will be like new when it's done.

I know exactly how you feel.....my patch was 17' long and 18" wide. It looked like but it got us through the summer. A 100$ easy up will work for an awning and some shade.
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Eterna bond tape to patch the roof.. Seal the holes from where the awning attaches and go camping till they have the parts to fix the awning..
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Sometimes the Insurance will want to go the totaled way instead of fixing it. This sounds like an expensive repair... Hope it all works out ok...

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