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Old 05-28-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Best way to handle an oopsy scrape

So had my first oops that we were wondering the best way to deal with. In short the driver's rear bay door scraped against a tree stump. Would need a repaint but it is also dented in part of the aluminum door. The door can be removed. So how bad is this financially? I'm not asking specific of course but just a general idea before I contact my insurance. Will my rates skyrocket? We have a $1000 collision deductible.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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So had my first oops that we were wondering the best way to deal with. In short the driver's rear bay door scraped against a tree stump. Would need a repaint but it is also dented in part of the aluminum door. The door can be removed. So how bad is this financially? I'm not asking specific of course but just a general idea before I contact my insurance. Will my rates skyrocket? We have a $1000 collision deductible.

Thanks for any advice.
I'd just fix it should not cost $1000 - could even call the Manufacturer to see if identical one could be ordered with the Cost?

4-6 screws and a couple clips - done.

JMHO,
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Well, several years back I turned a little too soon and put a twelve inch gash close to the rear end cap. I turned it over to the insurance and I believe it cost the insurance something like twelve hundred dollars. They done a wonderful job, can not even tell it had been side swiped. Matched the paint perfect.
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I dented the driver side rear bay door, enough to see but not enough to prevent it from working correctly.

Monaco parts quoted me $1,000 plus shipping for a replacement door (Note: That was just before Monaco moved its parts department, so there's no telling what answer I would get today). I could get one from one of the used-parts companies, for how much I don't know but I'd expect something like $500. I'm going to let my local body shop have a swing at it. They can work miracles, but at their hourly rate I'd be surprised if I didn't spend at least $500 and more probably $800 to get it repaired.
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If you can, remove the door and take just the door t a body shop for repair. If they need to match the paint after the body work is done, take them another removal part, like a refer or water heater door to match color.
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Where are you located. It would help if you had the paint code. As mentioned above, put it in the back of your car and stop by and see a few smaller body shops. I doubt it will cost more than $300.00
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Body and paint shops charge a lot if you have insurance, but if you tell them you do not have insurance, they will cut their rate down considerably.
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I messed up a bay door. I found I could get the door from the manufacturer for a total of about 475 (shipping was a huge piece of that) and just had to get it painted for about 300 at body shop. (I took door off and put new one on..very easy) Labor to repair the dinged door was way more than new replacement. This was with Fleetwood so you might find similar numbers.
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My last bay door scrape was $500, which included a 3-color paint job. Single colors are usually less. But some shops won't work on aluminum panels, or charge extra for it because it takes a higher skill level than the typical body worker has. RV dealer shops often ask $1000 for a bay door repair, so find a competent body shop instead.

Aluminum doors can usually be re-skinned if the damage is too deep to repair easily. Or order a replacement from the coach maker.
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