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Old 08-26-2015, 07:25 PM   #11
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Depending on the complexity of the repair and the availability of parts, you may want to submit a claim to your trailer insurance carrier.
Already contacted them to start the process. Will wait for some estimates before I complete the claim since I have a deductible as well. Hopefully it will not be that much. I think it is going to be more labor than parts.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:28 PM   #12
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I honestly don't know how hard it would be. Your homeowners may cover it though. When we had holes and were waiting (from a wreck) we used camouflage duct tape while waiting on the repairs and kept camping . Realizing that this is like closing the barn door after the horse gets out, but one suggestion. I never take my chains off until the camper (or other trailer) is off the ball. That way if I forget to chock the wheels (and we've all done it) it will only move back a little bit and shouldn't get any damage. Sorry it happened to you.
Instead of duck tape try aluminum tape I find it will stick and stay when duck tape doesn't.
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Good thing you have an aluminum sided trailer. If it were fiberglass you would be replacing the whole back wall.
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Good thing you have an aluminum sided trailer. If it were fiberglass you would be replacing the whole back wall.
Fiberglass is easily repaired you can buy a kit at Walmart. Most wouldn't have any problems following the instruction on the can, rattle can paint and it's done.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #15
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You could have stopped it in its tracks by pulling the brake safety cable......
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:53 PM   #16
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Not that anyone asked...

To keep things in perspective, none of the damage appears to be structural. The aluminum siding is needed to keep out the weather.

Sealing the damage against water intrusion with Eternabond tape, aluminum tape, sealant, or other effective patch method will buy you plenty of time to either wait for a convenient repair window, or continue using your trailer until repairs are completed.

Given an older trailer I'd be tempted to properly seal the damage and then cover it with a camping/travel related sign or fancy doo-dad rather than pay a $500.00 insurance deductible. (Not sayin' your trailer is old.)

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:47 PM   #17
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Bummer. I always thought the tongue jack would drag and prevent too much rolling in such a situation. In my field, stuff like this would be fail safe. I was surprised to find out the trailer brakes were off without power.
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Ugggghh!! Sorry brudda man. Not the end of the world though. Good luck to ya!
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Thanks for all the replies. Luckily the damage is only cosmetic so I will patch and continue camping until I can get it into the dealer for service.

As for the brake away cable I would not have had time as it all happened very quick and only rolled about 1 foot.

Now that I have learned my lesson I have made a checklist of important steps to follow during unhooking and reconnecting the trailer. I will use this from now on and will not just rely on the old brain as it sometimes forgets things.

I will have to say nothing but good things about Barker VIP electric tongue jacks. That thing is one tuff jack and did not even bend or flinch.

Today is a new day I move on!
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Should be some DIY videos available to give you an idea how to replace the panels. Also, talk to your dealers repair shop. I think once you remove the corner molding (being careful not to disfigure it) you just slide the damaged panels out and put the new ones in using a lot of tape. You can get the tape at Wal-Mart.
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