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Old 10-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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Funkills thread gives me a little hope!! MPJ
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #16
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You can go to just about any drug pharmacy and get a handicapped suction device that is designed to stick just about anywhere, and they cost about twenty bucks or so. It looks like a handle and had two incredible suckers underneath. And a lot of times you can just give it a yank and it will pull the dent right back to where it wandered from.
Thanks for the info.

Embarrassed to admit it but we had a little mishap.
On our first trip out...backing up...at night...in the rain (newbies - lack of experience) and dented one of the segment protectors.

John - we feel your pain. Between the kids, the critters and our own clumsiness, just can't manage to keep anything from getting FUBARed.

So maybe we'll give the "suction method" a try...probably over this weekend (fingers crossed).

If it works, we'll post pictures.

Happy traveling...
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #17
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My trailer had a basketball size dent. I pushed it out and used heat and a roller to release the stress and set a new memory.

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #18
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Wish you the best of luck in dealing with it.

You sound exactly like me - my wife thinks I am nuts but I try very very hard to maintain my "Toys" and get SO upset with the smallest amount of damage - no matter if completely cosmetic!

Looks like we share the same character defect - I'm sure it must be a defect, many folks would just shrug and say "That's life, it still works!" Wish I could do that, it seems a much healthier outlook

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Old 10-26-2011, 05:45 PM   #19
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home owners insurance, hahahaahha

So, since this damage occured at home, I called my agent about making an insurance claim. He stated "the policy excludes damages from wind to motorhomes and travel trailers unless they are inside of a building" Boy what a racket, I said to him, "I don't think too many trailers get damaged when they are INSIDE a building!!" So my thoughts are polititans, lawyers, and insurance agencys always cover their butts!! LOL!
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #20
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I'm like you...things like that (no matter how small they might be) bother the heck out of me. Don't you have insurance on your trailer? You can have it repaired through a claim. that's what insurance is for, after all.

We recently had a blowout that didn't hurt the exterior skin but messed up the curved part that goes to the underbelly and a few other things that were not readily visible. Our RV insurance paid for the repairs. Done.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:26 PM   #21
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So, since this damage occured at home, I called my agent about making an insurance claim. He stated "the policy excludes damages from wind to motorhomes and travel trailers unless they are inside of a building"
The trailer insurance refused to pay on the claim? What company?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:58 PM   #22
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The trailer insurance refused to pay on the claim? What company?
Think he's talking about his homeowners policy.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #23
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Moparjohn, Did you call Colonial Airstream down the shore? They might be able to give you some tips.

Where in Ringoes do you live? We are in Hillsborough on Amwell Road right by Clover Hill and have our 30 foot classic sitting in the driveway ready to head down south. wolf146
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Guess I'd just get a quote to fix it, put in a claim to the insurance company, and get it fixed. Then I'd probably polish it up to minimize the difference of the new panels.

I had hail damage on a motorhome once and the insurance guy came out, wrote me a big check, and left. I used the settlement to buy down the price and sold it in a week.
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What great information. Somebody backed into our AS over Labor Day weekend. We know where it happened, but by the time we saw the dent in the rear quarter we were up in the mountains setting up camp at 10,000 feet in the Rockies. I was sick, almost as ill as Moparjohn. I really know how you feel! Only a good whisky was able to even begin to settle me down.
So we're going to look into these suction things and/or probably take it to a hail dent repair shop. It's good to know you've had such success without having to replace the panel.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 AM   #26
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Wolf, I am off 202 right by Heron Glen golf course, the farm that is now HG was my grandfahters. I do not have trailer insurance, better get some eh? Colonial only does replacement panels. Jimmy, have not found anyone to repair the dent, yet. MPJ
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I can't add much to the suggestions you already have about getting a dent repair expert in with his little pullers. That would be my first pass at it if I lived in the US. Or I would buy the equipment and become proficient at it myself, more likely.

But I wanted to tell you other guys out there who insist on keeping your toys like new for as long as you can:

Do not EVER let anyone talk you into moving to the tropics. Do not do it. You will spend a lot of time frustrated because you simply cannot keep things looking new, or even functional. You have to change your attitude, and realize that all material things are temporary. They just are more temporary in some places than others.

Bottom line, don't let this grind your stomach ulcers. Just go with the flow and get it fixed and forget about it. Life goes a lot better that way.

I've just had a six year crash course in it.
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I do not have trailer insurance, better get some eh?
In my world, everything has insurance. It's either agency insured, or self insured.

Hope the repairs go well.
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