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Old 09-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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Body repairs near Houston

I need some recommendation or places to avoid for minor body work south if Houston if possible, or up near the city if that's the closest/best place.

Let's just say that "a friend" may have recently taken his brand new DP on its maiden voyage this weekend. And let's just imagine that it was night time when he arrived at the campground, and that the online campground map was outdated and did not accurately reflect the roads.

And that this guy ended up on a narrow dead end road and so I (I mean "he") has to perform a heroic 3-point turn to get my ("his") coach pointed back in the right direction.

And that in the process, unbeknownst to me, ("ok--I'm the guy) my right side must have scraped along a picnic table, doing a little fiberglass and alum damage to a basement door. Here's a pic of the door and fiberglass damage, and a scratch that spans across different colors.

Any recommendations on where I can get too notch body work near League City, TX, a southern suburb of Houston? If not there, in the greater Houston area? I know that DeMontrond has a full body shop but I haven't heard good or bad feedback about them. Any experiences? Other places??

Much appreciated. Hopefully once the repairs are done I can begin to forgive myself!
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Aww heck, that isn't too bad. Ask your friend if he is willing to drive a bit farther north to Nacogdoches, I have a friend there that is a pro at fixing damaged motorcoaches.
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I need some recommendation or places to avoid for minor body work south if Houston if possible, or up near the city if that's the closest/best place.

Let's just say that "a friend" may have recently taken his brand new DP on its maiden voyage this weekend. And let's just imagine that it was night time when he arrived at the campground, and that the online campground map was outdated and did not accurately reflect the roads.

And that this guy ended up on a narrow dead end road and so I (I mean "he") has to perform a heroic 3-point turn to get my ("his") coach pointed back in the right direction.

And that in the process, unbeknownst to me, ("ok--I'm the guy) my right side must have scraped along a picnic table, doing a little fiberglass and alum damage to a basement door. Here's a pic of the door and fiberglass damage, and a scratch that spans across different colors.

Any recommendations on where I can get too notch body work near League City, TX, a southern suburb of Houston? If not there, in the greater Houston area? I know that DeMontrond has a full body shop but I haven't heard good or bad feedback about them. Any experiences? Other places??

Much appreciated. Hopefully once the repairs are done I can begin to forgive myself!
I would highly recommend Bob Jones RV in South Houston just off of I-45 S. Bob Jones RV Call and ask for Chris Jones.
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Call RV Masters in Houston and see if they can help. Excellent reputation. Located I-10 west just outside of loop 610. Demontrond does not have good rep. http://rvmastersinc.com/services.asp
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Thanks guys. I'll give these companies a call me see which one has some time and "feels right" on the phone. I will post the "after" pix too.
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Thorntons in Magnolia does great work.

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Thorntons in Magnolia does great work.

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Their web page doesn't mention body work. Do you know if they do that?
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Thornton's did the repair work (including body work) on our 5th wheel after a Goodyear G614 tread separation failure. They did a good job. Call Gene Thornton and ask.

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its only a major problem if you lose some skin. anything else of minor.
you can buy parts, you have to grow more skin.
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