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Old 05-22-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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2016 Denco Maintenance Rally

Sadly after having a wonderful time at our first rally of the year with 73 rigs showing up, sometime after our "sanctioned unit open house" and this morning upon leaving, our 1962 Overlander which is one of the Around the World" trailers was badly keyed on curb side waste high for about five feet. The scratches are very deep and many. It would require replacing the entire side panel being a solid sheet.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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Did that happen at the rally ? That really sux - there is no reasonable explanation why someone would do this - aargh

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That is so sad to hear.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:43 PM   #4
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Yes Ken J,, it happened at our rally.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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OMG that's horrible ! I'm studying the picture - maybe some kid was messing around - I'm hoping - maybe - they are surface and they would polish out - can't tell but they look like they are marginally deep - fingers crossed it would polish out - so sorry to hear this
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That really sucks, let me know if you need any help.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:00 AM   #7
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No Ken, these scratches are quite deep. If you drag your fingernail across them, they will stop and get hung up on each scratch. As Chris said a few people are "mean' and these scratches are part of the trailer.
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It saddens to see this. What a shame. There is no excuse or reason for this kind of behavior.

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Thanks for your offer to help Kip. Since our ATW Overlander isn't polished, and our "appraiser" recommended not polishing its exterior for "originality", and if we still had "vintage 1962 aluminum" leftovers from our restoration, replacement with bucked factory still rivets would be the only option. To do so, as you know, we would have to removed the interior cabinetry, inner skin, all the foam block insulation to gain access to inside of outer skin. So, unfortunately, the vandalism scratches are now part of the Yeager, Around the World trailer.
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LilNomad here..Im so sorry to read this. I sent the link to my friend that restores Vintage trailers to see if he might have the aluminum panel you need..if so he will contact you.
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scratch

I missed this thread yesterday, and just now saw it. That is a bummer. when I first saw it this morning it looked suspiciously like the scratches I have on my motorcycle trailer ( DW calls it furniture hauler; grrrrrrr)

I have a 'Crazy Cardinal' that sees himself in the aluminum and attacks it.
He's a freak ! That bird has done this for the last two years. I am always chasing him off. Its a good thing I store the AS at a indoor storage facility, cause this bird has destroyed the motorcycle trailer.

I thought your pic was 'bird attack' at first (not that its any better if it was) but it looks more than just a straight line scratch, Coloradus. I hate that for you. Can't have nothing these days.

anyhoo, hate that someone did that to your AS. I hope you can fix it,
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Jim very sorry to hear this. Maybe time for our Denco club to go elsewhere. The KOA is nice but ... Wonder if any other members had problems.
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It was a treat to tour ATW Saturday. Chris's restoration work is outstanding. It's a priceless piece of Airstream history. Concerning the perp I can't comment here.
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Coloradobus, that is absolutely horrific.

I also initially also thought those scratches looked childlike as they seem do random and crooked.

How were you all parked, could someone have witnessed this. You had to be out of the trailer at the time along with your neighboring trailers. Did anyone show any animosity towards you or your trailer.

Another constant reminder that there seem to be no boundaries on stupid and malicious.

So very sorry for you.
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