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Old 06-22-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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I had an accident!

Right now, as I type this, I am feeling sick to my stomach. My new to me Navion, not even a week old, was damaged in the upper rear right corner while I was backing under my pole barn. When I got out to check the thud that I heard, I saw a two inch gash/crack right on the corner of the roof. Does anyone have any idea what these types of repairs cost? I am afraid to hazzard a guess. One thousand? Three thousand? As it is right now, I am going to put some silicone in the crack to prevent any moisture from getting in. I won't sleep well tonight!
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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I felt the same way when I tore a clearance light off our truly brand new TT when I was about 40 feet from our driveway...

About 3 weeks ago, Dad smacked the side of their brand new fiver into a steel post at a gas station...
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Does any of this count as "Making Memories"????
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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Sorry about the accident but the cost should only be what your deductible is. Unless there is a local fix it shop that can do it cheaper.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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I had a small repair to my front bumper. The repair bill was outrageous.
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Sorry to hear about your incident, I scraped one of the bay doors on a curb within 400 miles of picking up our new to us coach, sick feeling to say the least.

I'd pass on the silicone, that stuff can leave a residue which is very hard to get off and nothing sticks to it. It may make repairs a bit tougher. I'd cover it with Gorilla Tape (glue comes off with mineral spirits) or Duct tape 'till I could get to a shop.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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I had a small repair to my front bumper. The repair bill was outrageous.
True!!
After 55 years of RV'ing I finally lost an awning to a freak rainstorm. A few paint gouges in the bay doors and new awning comes to $4,500!! The awning is about $1,500 of that at most.
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I'd also pass on the silicone. There are many things that it will not stick well to.
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Don't feel bad, you are not alone. When we got our first Motorhome I was backing out of the driveway on our first great adventure. Right into a power pole. I was so upset that I couldn't bear to look at the damage so I drove on for about 3 miles until I was ready to snap my teeth off before I finely stopped to ascess the damage. As Ol' Bill once said " I feel your pain"
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Don't feel bad, you are not alone. When we got our first Motorhome I was backing out of the driveway on our first great adventure. Right into a power pole. I was so upset that I couldn't bear to look at the damage so I drove on for about 3 miles until I was ready to snap my teeth off before I finely stopped to ascess the damage. As Ol' Bill once said " I feel your pain"
Thanks for commiserating with me. This too shall pass! I keep telling myself it isn't the end of the world, and as others have said "It will make a good campfire story!"
I'll just need some healing time before I can tell that story!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:08 AM   #11
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So sorry to hear your story but it could have been worse. We've all had issues and the thing is we learn from them, it'll be something you'll never do again, hopefully. The good thing is, no injuries, just pride. Good luck on your repairs.
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Depends if your fixing fiberglass or rubber roof. A small repair patch over rubber might be reasonable.Maybe you can repair it yourself or find someone you know who could do it.
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So sorry to hear your story but it could have been worse. We've all had issues and the thing is we learn from them, it'll be something you'll never do again, hopefully. The good thing is, no injuries, just pride. Good luck on your repairs.
Thanks Bruce and you're right. It could have been much worse. I have learned to count my blessings as I have gotten older.

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Depends if your fixing fiberglass or rubber roof. A small repair patch over rubber might be reasonable.Maybe you can repair it yourself or find someone you know who could do it.
It is a fiberglass roof. I just might go with the Gorilla tape as has been suggested and just so it doesn't stand out agains the white fiberglass, I'll paint it white. it's in an out off the way, hard to notice location anyway.
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If you are not hitting something, you will. You just got it out of the way quickly. Don't be embarrassed to get out and look while maneuvering around. Have a spotter also. My wife and I do the spotter thing even when going into a spot we have done many times before. We used to use hand signals that got reinvented daily.
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