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Old 04-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #1
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When backing up I hit a tree and damaged the trailer some. Anyone know hot to repair the fiberglass and make it as good as knew or do I have to take it to repair shop?
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I would have to take it to a body shop.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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Depending on the amout of damage. If it's the cap it could be difficult to fix, if it's the wall then fiberglass experience would be beneficial. Full body paint? A lot to factor in. I'd say most likely to an rv body shop.
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Not trying to be a smart azz, but if you have to ask, better that you take it to a shop with glass experience
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My buddy pulled the whole rear clip off his 5er when he caught it on a pole. Tore the window out, made a mess. A fiberglass shop salvaged that entire rear clip and it looks new.
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When backing up I hit a tree and damaged the trailer some. Anyone know hot to repair the fiberglass and make it as good as knew or do I have to take it to repair shop?
I would think that your insurance would require that you take it to a dealer, or the factory service center or a certified fiberglass repair center.
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Yep, that's what insurance is for :-)
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Yep, that's what insurance is for :-)
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If I file a claim it will shoot my insurance way up for the next 5 years so I am not sure what is the best way to go since I don't know the actual cost of repairs.
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I added a couple of pictures that shows the damage I did to the camper. It is on the top of back end.
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I added a couple of pictures that shows the damage I did to the camper. It is on the top of back end.
Doesn't look that bad. You need to find someone who is good with fiberglass but shouldn't be a big deal IMO.
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Damage isn't bad but they will still need to do a "somewhat" extensive paint job since there are no existing, natural lines to tape. Our insurance company has accident forgiveness...up to a point. Might be best to get an estimate on your own from a reputable glass shop and pay your own way.
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It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks more like a gel coat repair than a fiberglass repair. It looks more like a scrape than damaged fiberglass. If thats the case a gelcoat repair kit could take care of it. They sell gelcoat repair kits with color matching gelcoat. I've done those kind of minor repairs on my boat more than once.
If the glass is cracked it's a different repair that requires a pro.
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