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Old 08-30-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Quick (and unfortunate) question…

Some idiot rammed into the side of our 2006 AS 28' CCD the other day, exploding the window over the rear dinette seat and damaging the side panel. (Pictures to come, but too painful at the moment.)

Unfortunately, we don't have the time right now to have all the work done that needs to be done. So we've covered the window opening with four sheets of heavy-duty construction plastic sheeting and at least an entire roll of duct tape. I'm pretty sure it's about as water-tight as it can get for now.

Now we're parked in our home (for the time being) and the awning is out.

My question is, will the awning direct water away from the broken window as it comes down from the roof, or will it come sheeting between the awning and the side of the trailer? I took as close a look as I could, and it seems pretty well-sealed where the awning is connected to the shell.

Any thoughts?

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Quick (and unfortunate) question…

Some idiot rammed into the side of our 2006 AS 28' CCD the other day, exploding the window over the rear dinette seat and damaging the side panel. (Pictures to come, but too painful at the moment.)

Unfortunately, we don't have the time right now to have all the work done that needs to be done. So we've covered the window opening with four sheets of heavy-duty construction plastic sheeting and at least an entire roll of duct tape. I'm pretty sure it's about as water-tight as it can get for now.

Now we're parked in our home (for the time being) and the awning is out.

My question is, will the awning direct water away from the broken window as it comes down from the roof, or will it come sheeting between the awning and the side of the trailer? I took as close a look as I could, and it seems pretty well-sealed where the awning is connected to the shell.

Any thoughts?

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Your temporary setup is OK, as per your description.

Be extremely careful whoever you have do the sheet metal replacement.

Andy
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up, Andy. We're planning on having the work done by Roger Williams Airstream not far from our home in Texas.

Looks like clouds outside. Maybe we'll find out just how good my plastic and tape job is.

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Nothing puts a damper on a vacation than to have something like this happen. Roger Williams Airstream in Texas seems to have a good reputation although I have never used his dealership.
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Thanks for the heads up, Andy. We're planning on having the work done by Roger Williams Airstream not far from our home in Texas.

Looks like clouds outside. Maybe we'll find out just how good my plastic and tape job is.

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Excellent choice.

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