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Old 04-12-2010, 08:08 AM   #1
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The skin on the front entry side has a cut that is 3" long. The top entry side has a cut that is 5" long. I think the best thing to do is to cut some alumimum to patch these areas; silacone, patch and rivit. Is that correct?
The rear curve entry side will need to be replaced with new alumimum. SUGGESTIONS??
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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panel repairs.

I think you panel patch idea i good. BUT, .make sure the patch is nicly cut and the the rivets have a good pattern. You can do a great job of it wit Olympic rivets. DO NOT use silicone sealant. Use the recommended Vulkem (or gutter sealant.) The rear curved cap, I'm afraid, has to be replaced.....or straighten it the best you can and live with it. A good story about how you got that "War Wound" will go a long way to making it more acceptable.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #3
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How about posting some pictures of your skin damage. This will help us determine the best course of action for repair.

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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WOW... I do appreciate all of your suggestions.
Just how do I go about posting photos here for you to see. I do need help.
The previous owner allowed someone to move in. Looks to me that they removed the end cap and cut the belly skin to modify the plumbing toilet vent. Soooooooooooo I want to correct this issue. If I ever get the photos up loaded you will see to I assume plumbing vent pipes within a few feet of the entry steps. I've never seen this before. I plan to redo all of the plumbing so everything exits the back side of this camper.
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Follow these instructions on how to add photos to a thread:

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When creating a thread or posting a reply, scroll down below the text box to the 'Additional Options' area.
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Complete your post. Click "submit reply" to mount the text of your message - photos will automatically appear at the bottom of your post.
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As you are typing your post and reach a point where you want a specific image, hit 'Return' on your keyboard to give the following command its own line.
Above the text entry window click the paperclip 'Attachments' link and select the image you wish. Text in the format [ATTACH]NNNNN[/ATTACH] will appear.
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To do this: Paste the url of the image into your post. Then add the following code on either side of the url (with no extra spaces):

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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These photos will show you my challenge. I will attempt to load them this afternoon. Got a meeting to go to right now.
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