Hi All, well the dealer did come through and ended not charging me for the large awning, including all the labor. I really do appreciate all of your comments: astroboy, jack, marvin and annie, 2air and all of you helped me come to the same conclusion, that it is a little thing really! As you all have stated, replacing a panel is not a good thing, clear coat on top will remove the shine to some extent, and it is on the "other" side of the trailer - Just how much will I see this!
I managed to get home last night and had to drive through several torrential thunder/rain storms. It's amazing how much your perspective changes as you are concentrating on driving safely and making sure you stay away from those who are not! Got home and just plopped it in the drive, and finished backing it in this morning. Rinsed off the road grime, chocked it and didn't even think about the scratch (well maybe a bit!).
So, @#$% happens, life goes on. I really can't thank you enough with all the comments, as I was posting all that with my iphone yesterday! It is a good feeling that when you need a helping hand, the forum is just a click away.