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Old 01-07-2016, 10:56 PM   #15
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I feel your pain. The jackass who parks directly across backed into my rockguard. No proof, of course, but the attached ladder on his gigantic motor home lines up perfectly to the dent. Upon confrontation, he denies any culpability (of course). I removed the guard and pounded out the dent with a rubber mallet. My wife thinks it is not noticeable, but guess where my eyes go when I walk up to the front of my AS? Grrrrr indeed.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:01 AM   #16
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Anyone can have an accident, but not living up to it sucks. Hope you get it figured out.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:35 AM   #17
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Sorry to hear this happened Joe. Whether they know they did it or not, is there anything that can be done to avoid having it happen again?

I actually have a boat parked next to where I park our AS in our gated storage area, and I was a little concerned about it at first, but so far I am just being careful to park as far over as I can (no one on the other side), and the boat hasn't been moved in a very long time.
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:23 AM   #18
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Sorry this happened!

When the neighbor returns his trailer to storage it will be easy to see if he made contact with you if he hit your trailer's tongue.

Be prepared, get the police report! Ask the police to follow up on the neighbor. Should be easy.
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:33 AM   #19
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You might try checking with some dealers who have replaced covers with much less damage under a full insurance covered incident and have one or more sitting around.

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Old 01-08-2016, 12:00 PM   #20
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It would still cost money but...

How about buying two Worthington ALUMINUM tanks and polishing them to a high shine, then going NEKKID? 30 lb. aluminum tanks are $180 at vintage trailer supply.

Many restorers do this and the shiny tanks are a positive focal point on their rigs.

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Old 01-08-2016, 01:41 PM   #21
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FOLLOW UP: Today I remover the cover & took it to a local metal fabrication shop. The owner happens to love Airstreams and took a serious interest in repairing it. After a few minutes he concluded that he could realign the cover so as it will close & lock and flatten out the dent/crease but it would be visible. After further thought we decided to do that and cover the area with diamond plate and opposite the damaged area add another matching patch of diamond plate so as the cover looks like the diamond plate belongs there.

Upon further inquiry from JC Airstream Store, I learned they do sell direct to customers but I would have to pick it up otherwise buy it from a dealer, there price is $539 plus tax, the dealer price is unknown as of now, but its mute anyway at this point.
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