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Old 11-02-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Question Fiberglass Repairs Advice Needed

We had a little run in with a pole in a Walmart parking lot in SC with our 2012 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel. The damage is to the side of the RV in the area of the basement door and the hot water heater. The local Jayco dealer says the heater is functional (on electric) and the vehicle is usable.

The dealer recommends we take the vehicle to Jayco in Indiana to have the work done under insurance coverage but also got us a quote from a local fiberglass tech.

We are fulltimers with workamping commitments. Suggestions/advice are hereby solicited as we are only 8 weeks into this new lifestyle and don't want to compound our problems.


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Old 11-02-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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I hit a pole with my 5th wheel in Mesquite NV 2 years ago on my left side slideout. I waited til I got home, spoke to my insurance company, got a quote from a repair place (4600 bucks) and had them fix it. I let them take their time in the fix but have seen that they would accommodate tourists passing through and let them stay in their rigs at night on company property, but then your insurance company might have a rider on your policy that allows you to stay in hotel while repairs are done.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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Sorry about your incident Newleaf. If possible, throw a few pics up here of the damage so we can see what you are talking about.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #4
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It will be very hard to have a repair shop make a permanent, invisable repair. Like a delamination, several years down the road the repair will be noticeable. I would take it to the factory if they will replace the whole side. Just my opinion.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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Sounds like Wal-Mart placed that pole in a bad location. A good attorney could probably take the Work out of Workamping. Just kidding, thats a bad situation to be in. Pictures would help in accessing where to have the repair made. Best of luck to you.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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Take it to Jayco

My Advise to you is to take it to a Jayco Dealer who has a collision repair facility. Do not try to take it to a independent non Jayco Dealer. See my thread in this forum, about Jayco Parts policy. I went 4 months without my Jayco Designer partly on account of Jayco parts Policy. If you do take it to a Independent be sure that your insurance company will guarantee the repairs. Click Here for a link to my story and what happened to me. The repairs ran almost $17.000.

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