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Old 01-01-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Body damage

Hey there, My X19H sustained some minor damage to the fiberglass body as a result of the ice storm we had in southern Ontario last week. A rather large branch fell onto the top just above the front bed rail on the curved portion (at the front). This has left our trailer with a 3" crack in the fiberglass along with a small indentation. I have just sealed it with some caulking for now but as it's in a rather obvious area, I need to have it repaired. I was thinking of a body shop but was wondering if anyone else has had damage to the fiberglass and if so, what did you do about it? Thanks in advance

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:04 AM   #2
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I'd call your trailer dealer first.

If you don't want to do that, perhaps a boat repair business?

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
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The fiberglass skin on these hybrids is only about 1mm thick...very thin. I'd talk to an RV dealer or RV repair outfit.
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Dont repair... the dealer or a shop that specializes in RV's can order in a whole new wall. Repairs are prone to failure.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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It can be fixed. Caulk was probably a bad choice for a temporary fix. A piece of Gorilla tape would have been better. When my HTT was in the shop for the last time, while under warranty. One of the technicians call to tell me they found a small spider web crack in the fiberglass from a screw that went through the wall. They sent it out to be fixed and I could not even find the damage, as it was repaired so well. Talk with your local dealer to find out who they send their TT to for repair.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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Excellent! Thank you for the advice. I'll contact the dealer and inquire. A repair would be the more cost effective option.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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We had a BBQ blow over and put a hole in the side of our camper a couple of years ago. We took the camper to our local RV repair and they had it repaired. Luckily our insurance company covered the cost because it was over a $1,000 to repair. Can't even tell where the damage was now.

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If your dealer doesn't give you that warm and fuzzy feeling try an auto body shop that does Corvette repair. Your local Chevy dealer may be able to give you a name. Larry

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