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Old 11-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Temporary repair of rear cap

Today I damaged my rear cap on my '04 Newmar Kountry Star. Attempting to back into the storage building I hit the right rear edge of the RV and pulled the right lower corner of the cap from the M/H. It also cracked the fibreglass from the right corner about 1/2 up the middle of the cap. It also broke the right taillight lens. Coachlight RV tells me $ 10K and the cap is not made anymore, so someone will have to design it. And it will be Jan 23 before they can start. Okay so I miss home football games, and a bowl game, my stupidity, I can live with that. However, we use our M/H as an ambulance to transport my granddaughter who has a trach, is on a resperator, suction machine, and feeding pump to medical appointments 300 miles from home. So I need a fix even if temporary in the next couple of weeks. Any and all comments and suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Start shopping for auto and/or RV body shops, marine repair shops, etc. It's just fiberglass and most anyone could repair the damaged cap like new. I certainly wouldn't pay $10k for a new cap, you would be way less $$ for a repair. Short term, use duct tape, they sell it in colors. Good luck.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your misfortune, a picture would help but if crack is not to big you can layer this tape and patch up opening.
Tape comes 6" wide and it will stick very good to hold everything together.
Layer tape so wind blows over the layers.
If your opening is flexing if push toward sidewall maybe the cap can be reattached in spring with some help.
A good fiberglass shop can do wonders and after paint you would forget it ever happened.

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Find a boat or an auto body shop specializing in Corvettes. They patch fiberglass for a living.

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The two best repair shops for that kind of work in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area are both companies that began doing boats and have expanded to RVs. That is the kind of shop that I would look for. I doubt that you need a cap, you probably just have a shop that can't do fiberglass.

Even so, it is going to be a fairly long repair period.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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I pretty much did the same thing. My brother who has been in the boat repair business for 30+ years fixed it good as new for $2,000.00 dollars.
So I think your getting ripped off at 10 grand.


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