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Old 08-14-2020, 01:17 PM   #1
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Is this an easy fix
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:28 PM   #2
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Maybe. Large suction cup dent puller. Something like this:

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...474bc140f2e8cd
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Old 08-14-2020, 01:55 PM   #3
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Dimple on roof

Or try an softly inflated inner car or truck tube big enough to span the dent, a piece of 3/4 plywood that spans the inner tube outer diameter with a 1” hole in the center of the plywood to suck a vacuum on it with a sturdy shop vacuum.

Sometimes these pop right out with vacuum on top and atmospheric air pressure from below. Worth a try. Go easy on the vacuum at first and sneak up on it gently until the dent pops out.
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The odds are you will only make it better, but it looks like it took a fairly good hit as off to the right is also dented.

Even with suction, the alum has already been deformed/stretched, it will always be there to some degree, but you can improve it, just don't expect anything grandiose.
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Ouch, looks like someone's knee
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Old 08-15-2020, 11:10 AM   #6
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Is this an easy fix


Use a toilet plunger.
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Old 08-15-2020, 11:22 AM   #7
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Use the inner tube method. The dent is too large for a plunger. The plunger may cause a secondary wrinkle.
I am the one who came up with the inner tube method.
The dent in my Argosy was a bit larger. You would not know it was ever there.
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Is this on a unit you are considering buying? If so, get a discount and you could always leave it as it is if repairs do not work as planned. Could always use it as a conversation starter!
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We used Dent Pro Mobile to remove an almost identical dent/dimple. The technician had a selection of suction cups. From experience, he knew which to choose.

It was so quick and easy to fix that he didn't charge us. There is still very slight evidence of the dent but difficult to see from the ground.

The alternative is to remove and replace the panel, a process that is intrusive and expensive.
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Thanks all. It was on the pre inspection report. AS says 2400 to replace panel. The RV dealer is going to fix it...33 FB classic.
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