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Old 02-28-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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We were headed down to Stone Mountain today. I was pulling out of my driveway when I heard a screeching noise. Looked in the mirror and saw that I had somehow hooked my basketball goal and it pulled part of the end cap out of the screw holes. Climbed on top and there is a 2 inch crack in the fiberglass.:banghead : No Stone Mountain for us.
Am I correct in thinking that the entire rear end cap will need to be replaced? Or is there a patch job that can be done? I just want to be prepared when I take it to the shop tomorrow.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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Fiberglass gel coat can be repaired, so you should not need a whole new cap.

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Old 02-28-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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After I backed into our house,Yup I did; I contacted an auto body repair shop that advertised specializing in fiberglass repair. The owner came to my house, actually the RV garage, took pictures and inspected all the damage. Since a new cap was not made or the molds available, (RV 4 yrs old), he removed the rear cap and rebuilt the damaged areas. It wasn't cheap, nor was the quality of his work. Around $5,000 to remove, rebuild, repaint, and replace the rear cap of our 5er. The end result looked better than when we bought it off the showroom floor.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:51 PM   #4
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Yeah well, I cut the wheel too soon when pulling the 5er out of the carport. Caught the left rear corner of the "bumper" on the last (or first) carport post. Took the bumper off almost all the way across to the other side but didn't break it, just the ladder.

I was able to resecure the "bumper", sawed the ladder off even with the first standoff. Painted the heads of some new self tapping screws to replace the rusty ones. Looked at least as good as the factory job. The only real give-a-way was the sawed off ladder.
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Clipped the corner of the roof of our side porch leaving the driveway and destroyed one arm of the awning. Went on trip anyway and ordered new awning arm when we returned. DH fixed it himself.
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