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Old 06-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #15
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Had an acquaintance who was rambling thru Baja. He was stopped at a small town for lunch on the east side of the road (road runs north-south), preparing to resume his journey. A Southwind motorhome heading north, pulls off the highway, owner steps out obviously shaken to his core, white as a sheet.

Friend asks, what's up? The guy can only point to the coach, can't talk. Friend looks at the coach, doesn't see anything untoward on the PS. He steps to the DS (which he couldn't see as he coach pulled off the road towards him), and there is no side on the driver's side. He said it looked as tho they had built the coach w/out a driver's side, tho there was evidence on closer examination that wasn't the actual case. Like looking into the open side of half of a double-wide.

Coach driver reengages w/reality finally, and explained that just south of town, he was sideswiped by a southbound truck, which tore the coach open like a sardine can, removing the whole left side in a blink. Big noise. Lotsa dust. Broken glass. Flying insulation tufts. But the truck took the siding, framing, windows, interior finish, etc. In a blink.

So what's a couple basement doors between friends?
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:55 PM   #17
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Gil- Is what they called the "Veranda" model?
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:36 AM   #18
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Thanks to all for your commiseration. Tuesday we go to the shop for the estimate and whatever work is done to make sure nothing will pop open or fall off while I'm traveling in Newfoundland next month. And then into the shop for the fixes when I get back in August. Of course, I will post the estimate for some more commiseration. And, yes Mike, insurance is nice and good single malt scotch is definitely a requirement at times like this.
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From one of my previous posts:

The firm that makes the door panels and radiator grille in Yakima is Magic Metals; phone number of Gary Griggs, the key contact, is 509-453-1690, and their website is Magic Metals. They have a lot of good panel manufacturing equipment.

They should still have the templates to make these for you.
You might wish to substitute a stainless steel grille from Summit:

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Spent a couple hours this morning at the RV shop in Burlington, VT. The utility compartment door was straightened out a bit and both that one and the forward of it can be secured with the latches. No problem with securing the HH compartment door. Still no $$$ quote as they have to get with Magic Metal to get the quote on the 3 doors. But timing wise, they're saying 2 days at their shop and maybe 3 at the body and paint shop. Scheduled for 3rd week of August after i get back from Newfoundland.
Back on the road Friday and up to NS to join the tour group at Sidney for the ferry boat over to NF Monday night. First event on the tour is Sunday evening lobsta feed!!!!
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