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Old 05-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #15
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Panel replacements

I just returned to CT from P&S Trailer service in Helena OH and they replaced the front center panel and the one next to it on the curb side. The front and rear end cap panels are $1,200 each to replace regardless of which panel it is. I had snow damage this winter as reason for replacing. When at P&S Steve showed me the rear center end cap panel and it had a big depression in it. I had not looked at the roof and the claims adjuster could not see it as the canvas shelter that collapsed was still covering it. Steve tried to pull it out with a suction cup and it came out enough to keep water from pooling, but I am going to call ins agent and talk to him. I know your pain. good luck. regards nm1oqrz
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During the recent round of storms here in St Louis, we had a limb come crashing down out of a tree.. Unfortunately it landed on our Bambi.
Dead center above the front window. Right where the numbers would be if we had any. It looks like only one panel will need replaced, if it needs it.
It almost looks lke a suction cup could be put on it, and get the one dent pulled out.
Any idea, if this could be done (pull the dent out)?
If not, roughly how much to replace that panel.
I am not sure what our deductable is with Geico, but I imagine we will get to it.
Does anyone have experience with them.
I have them for couple of motorcycles, because State Farm (They have everything else I own) was too high on bikes. They also (State Farm) proved to be too high for Airstreams..

We haven't had a claim of any kind for 20 years.. (I'm a good customer, just keep giving them $$$, no claims, ha)

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Old 05-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #16
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If you do decide to go through your insurance company and have the dent professionally replaced you might want to delay the work until after the season is over. The local A/S dealer here in Florida had me wait at least a month to accept it to be worked on and then between the dealership and Airstream the wrong size metal was shipped twice (mine is a 1988). This was five years ago. Altogether, it was about a three months project from scheduling to finish. If there are any dented new A/S coming in, there is a good chance yours will be "back burnered" while the money trailers get worked on first.

Just the experience I had. Pat
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #17
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During the recent round of storms here in St Louis, we had a limb come crashing down out of a tree.. Unfortunately it landed on our Bambi.
Dead center above the front window. Right where the numbers would be if we had any. It looks like only one panel will need replaced, if it needs it.
It almost looks lke a suction cup could be put on it, and get the one dent pulled out.
Any idea, if this could be done (pull the dent out)?
If not, roughly how much to replace that panel.
I am not sure what our deductable is with Geico, but I imagine we will get to it.
Does anyone have experience with them.
I have them for couple of motorcycles, because State Farm (They have everything else I own) was too high on bikes. They also (State Farm) proved to be too high for Airstreams..

We haven't had a claim of any kind for 20 years.. (I'm a good customer, just keep giving them $$$, no claims, ha)

Thanks,
Jeff
The cost for the segment, rivets and sealer, is about $700.00.

The original flat rate manual for the old Caravanner Insurance, allowed 6 hours to replace that segment.

But, a real pro, can beat that time.

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My trailer's an old antique and it had a basketball sized tree dent in the center rear panel when I bought it. I just pushed the dent out over the last two weeks. I had to wait for warm weather to get the heat right. I used two jacks, heat, and a high pressure laminate end cap roller. I can see where the dent was but I doubt many people could find it. It won't show up on a picture at all.

I still have the interior end cap to reinstall. That may prove to be the big part of the job, but I doubt it.

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Old 05-27-2011, 06:05 AM   #19
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Do you think they do good work? I've heard they are pretty good and besides Oklahoma City they are my only choice. I'm calling my insurance today. My first claim.
I've been there several times. Almost every time I've been back in the service area they are working on a big project, either from a "rolled" A/S, or something similar. I was there last week and they were replacing the back half (upper sections) of a 27'+ trailer (A/S) that the owner had backed into the roof overhang at his home.
It looks like they know what they are doing, but I've not seen the final results of any of these repairs.. They may have one guy that is better than the others too.. Its always a crapshoot on stuff like this..
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