We use our AS a lot, traveling with it a few times a year and its an extra living space we use for office, guests, getting away from the effin' kids.
Incurred this damage/rip to the front right banana wrap with a too tight turning radius and an unfamiliar TV. Also including pic of left side to show the dented version I have.
The rip is bad for sure and needs to be repaired somehow. Here are what I think are my options, I'm interested in opinions on pros and cons and what you might do based on your experiences.
A) Band Aid patch
This isn't a trailer queen. I care what it looks like up to a point. I could remove the blue band strip only and fashion a 6-8 inch patch, shaped by hand to match the curve - I have access to a machine shop with a wheel. Pop rivet the patch to the original and seal seams and be done with it.
B) Band Aid patchplus
Remove the banana panel to access it better, hammer it out from the back, but basically still apply a patch to the area.
Remove the panel. Get a new sheet of aluminum and use the old to create a new panel. This option is clearly the most labor intensive. It will make me cry if I bang this panel up.
D) Replace somehow.
Look for someone else that builds these panels?
What would you do?