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Old 05-31-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Cracked rear bumper

While parked in a big parking lot, a pickup truck pulling a long trailer, turned to close to my Winnie and the trailer caught the rear bumper corner. I call it a bumper because there is no metal bumper, it is a plastic or fiberglass shell that wraps around one corner to all the way around the other corner. It is pretty badly cracked with a small piece missing. I asked a body shop about repair and they basically said it can't be repaired. Wind buffetting will break any repair attempt without some kind metal strengthening. Any ideas?
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Consult another body shop. Fiberglass repairs don't require metal reinforcement, just require a decent body shop. The crack will be cut open, then fiberglass tape and/or matting used to cover the back and front of the repair. It's then sanded and color matched. No need for a whole new rear cap.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:55 PM   #3
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Does it look like this. Mine is plastic and I ordered a replacement Winnebago parts not the factory. The hard part was matching the paint because the new one is black and needs to be trimmed to fit. It cost me $125 to paint the whole back bumper because they couldn't match it up right. I hope this help you. Replace it.



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That looks like except mine are bigger and go all the way to bottom. Mine is definitely plastic. Part distributor said replacement costs a bit under $2000 plus $200 shipping plus painting. Not worth that to me. I'm thinking of covering cracks with aluminum sheeting.
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Not sure why you're worried about expense, it should be covered by the other guy's insurance. Plastic can be filled and 'welded' using plastic rods of the same type of plastic.
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Cracked rear bumper

Ok here is your part
Winnebago Industries 138054-04-N21 Lower Backwall Trim Assembly : Moldings and Trims
$261 and anyone can trim to fit and take the old one and new one to the paint shop.that's what i did
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Not even close. Mine is a wrap-around that reaches all the way across and around both sides. Find a cheap one of those please.
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Driver never slowed down and I was in another state. Tell me more about the plastic rods.
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Have you checked with your insurance? In the event of a hitNrun, they should still cover you. Over the years I've had that happen to three diff cars, never had an issue.
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