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Old 07-29-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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What is metal around bottom of TT called?

I had a blowout last week and it damaged the metal that goes around the bottom of the TT. I pounded it out the best I could, but I don't think it's going to fly. I've tried to find this metal skirting(?) on the internet with no luck. I've been searching "metal skirting" and that's not it. Anyone know the official name? My next step is to call the manufacturer, but I'm sure they'll want one of my kidneys for a piece.
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Skirting seems good
Fascia?
Lower Body Panel?
Tin Foil?
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Here is what it looks like now.
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Bummer, I guess your lucky that is all of the damage you incurred. Actually I think you did an excellent job getting it back to shape from what you had. Maybe a little more pounding and you'll be happy.
Hope you get a TPMS to maybe give you early warning like I found prudent.
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I would think, contact manufacturer for a replacement panel.
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Skirting seems good
Fascia?
Lower Body Panel?
Tin Foil?
Thanks Smithers. I'll try those.
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Bummer, I guess your lucky that is all of the damage you incurred. Actually I think you did an excellent job getting it back to shape from what you had. Maybe a little more pounding and you'll be happy.
Hope you get a TPMS to maybe give you early warning like I found prudent.
Happy Travels!

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I do feel lucky because the damage could have been much worse. The fender skirt is a little damaged, but a new one is $150, so I think I can spend a little time fixing it without replacing it.
I did some more straightening before the DW got home and she thinks it looks fine. We're putting up for sale soon and it may just be sold the way it is.
I don't think a TPMS would have helped. I had checked the tires PSI 2 day before and we had only traveled 30 minutes from home (including 8 miles of interstate) when it blew out. The tires were 6 years old , so I was pushing it I replaced the 2 on the right with Maxxis and will replace the 2 left ones this coming weekend.
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I would think, contact manufacturer for a replacement panel.
I'm keeping them as a last resort. I'm thinking they probably don't carry the color I need, so matching it up might be a challenge.

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File an insurance claim to get all the repairs done.

The plastic around the wheels is the fender skirt.
The metal has different names. J wrap, metal wrap, radius wrap.

I'd be surprised if that's all the damage you had.
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File an insurance claim to get all the repairs done.

The plastic around the wheels is the fender skirt.
The metal has different names. J wrap, metal wrap, radius wrap.

I'd be surprised if that's all the damage you had.
Yeah, I found plenty of fender skirts for $150 with $37 shipping. A little fiberglass work and the damage to the skirt won't be noticeable.

For the bottom metal I did see a piece called J wrap, but it turned out to be plastic. I'll investigate that further.

Thankfully Palomino had the foresight to line the bottom of the wheel wells with sheet metal, so there was no other damage. if I did a claim, the cost would probably be less than my $500 deductible.

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I believe it may be called a gravel pan?
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