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Old 03-17-2019, 04:23 PM   #41
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Let it go

Live with it and invest in some new curtains.

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Old 03-17-2019, 05:45 PM   #42
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Leave it alone. As soon as you fix it, something else will happen. I speak from experience. I put off repairs for a long time because I didnít w ant to compromise the water tight integrity of the hull. Then one day, I had a small accident that qualified as collision damage, and got the whole thing fixed at once by the insurance company. Youíre gonna have these little scrapes and dings. Wait for a big one thatís worth fixing.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:37 PM   #43
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:44 PM   #44
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So I have a dent in similar spot a little higher and to the right. We pulled it out some but there is a crinkle. Because it involves a bit of the window rivets itís labor intensive and will require one panel ($700) replaced. With labor Iím lookin at a 4,000 repair. The shop will make it look new again and they do great work. Hereís the bad side if you donít fix it right it WILL be a price/value deduction if you donít fix or do a patch job. Worse though every time you pull into a rally or hang with other Airstreamers you will get heckled and asked about how it happened and why you didnít listen to your wife, etc. Just saying.....
You can get to it from inside, but it will take a bit of work to get interior wall materials out of the way. Get a short length of 2Ē x 2Ē pine, round it on one end and work it to spread the dent outward. Possibly could have a slight crease mark, but wonít be as obvious as your original dent. Anyone who says it canít be done, hasnít tried. Iíve removed two dents by pulling interior wall from behind rear bed head board. Okay, I backed the Fiamma bike rack into a pickup truck.

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