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Old 08-11-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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1995 duthmen lots of hail damage

We just purchased a 1995 dutchman pop up 4 months ago went to Sturgis SD last week and had our first run in with hail. Camper is completely damaged. Roof is cracked and dented canvas is torn. Any Ideas on how or if its worth it to fix. Thanks so much to anybody who can help.

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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Insurance company is first place to start with.

Unfortunately, the value of the canvas and a new roof is way more than the wholesale value of the unit. The insurance co will total it.
You can buy a replacement canvas set for around $900 complete. As for the roof, I'd make some patches from pebble grained alum and use Sikaflex 721 white adhesive/sealant under the patches and rivet em on over the cracks.

I'd take the insurance co's money and then ask them how much they will sell it back to you for. Pay no more than $250 for it.
Fit it and you should come out ahead.

Brian Osberg

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Old 08-14-2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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Thanks. Problem is we didn't have insurance on it never even thought about. So that was a lesson learned the hard way.
BUT good news is our homeowners will pay out 1000.00 but deductible is 500 so well get 500.00 out of it. And we get to keep it.

The stuff you said to patch it can I get that at like a Home Depot or something.
Thankyou very much for the advice, I believe we are going to try to fix it. Have to do it soon though. Before we get rain.

The canvas Im going to try to find just a top panel the sides are fine or get some canvas material and patch the tears and scotchgaurd it and hope for the best.

Thanks again
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