Originally Posted by Rainerschi
I recently bought a 2015 Airstream 22FB Safari and on the first trip I slightly bend 2 panels on the right and above the rear window.
It is not very deep and looks as if a dent doctor could just pull it out but then when I asked those companies they said they can't do it.
my friendly dealer wants 9000 USD to get it repaired.
Is there a solution or should I just keep it as a reminder to watch when going backwards.
Looking forward to anyones advice and appreciate it already
Depending on the size and contour of the dent, you may be able to pop it out with a vacuum dent puller. I damaged the curbside lower curved segment on my trailer. I bought a vacuum dent puller from Harbor Freight. You will need a good medium-sized compressor to operate it. For it to work, the dents need to be larger than the suction cup size (it comes with two) and have smooth edges. One of mine was more of a crease, with a line down the middle. The tool is a slide hammer attached to a threaded rod for the suction cups. The compressor creates a vacuum by flowing air over an orifice. You place the suction cup in the dent area and pull a trigger to enable the vacuum. Then you slide the weighted handle up (fast and hard). When it strikes the end of the tool it can pop out the dent.
It made a substantial improvement in my dents, but I ended up replacing the panel. I paid substantially less than $2000, so you might want to shop around. The factory was a few hundred more than the dealer I ended up using. PM me and I'll send you the dealer info, if you are interested.