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Old 05-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Stranded.. Need advice ASAP

Got caught in the violent storms and high winds just east of Amarillo TX.. The side of my fiberglass roof peeled up and out of the J joint.. Have some shredding at each end of the 8 ft section that pulled out. I am now hunkered down in old RV park...Not a safe place. Winds still howling.
1) Anybody know of a RV center where I can get this repaired near Amarillo?
2) Is the roof repairable? Do they fix the shredded part or does the whole roof need replaced?
3) Man I'm in deep dung here.. Was working my way to CA from Indiana..
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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I think a call to your insurance company may be in order.

Good luck, and stay safe.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Google RV repair for the Amarillo area. I got a whole page from jack legs to custom repairs. You are in trouble but a good place to be in trouble for repairs
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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Rkh,

That stinks... Can you tape that roof down and get yourself to a safe place? I know that I've even sheltered in car washes when it got really ugly out...

Can the roof be repaired? Anything fiberglass can be repaired/rebuilt, but the answer will come down to what does it cost to replace the roof cap versus what it would cost to rebuild what you've got. If you want a better opinion post photos of the damage.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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what a night in Amarillo TX Tuesday. Violent weather all day and night. After having the roof come out of the J channel
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I can't help you with the Amarillo area but I do know that one of the best RV service places in Texas is in the San Antonio area called iron Horse RV.

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I think a call to your insurance company may be in order.

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what a night in Amarillo TX Tuesday. Violent weather all day and night. After having the roof come out of the J channel
Lost connection in the middle of this post. This has just been a miserable trip so far..since leaving Indy last Sunday.. Brutal winds and then violent storms in Amarillo. Had to hunker down in a brick laundry room when tornados were spotted near the campground. This after a 10 foot section of roof came out of the J channel. At each end there was a 10"x10" section of roof completely gone. With 50 mph winds hitting me as I was on my ladder, I got the roof back into the channel and taped the holes just before all hell broke loose. I started calling RV shops Wednesday am.. Found a mobil RV repair that was just passing by my campground on his way to a larger campground that will keep him busy for days fixing roofs and replacing roof vents ect. He was at my site in 20 minutes. He screwed and riveted a 12"x12" piece of aluminum over each of the holes. Cleaned out the J channel and re-caulked both sides of the coach. I am at least road worthy.
Two days before this, I lost a roof ac shroud near Oklahoma City...

This coach might be too old to travel cross country... I've tried to be proactive with maintenance but this is just too stressful. It's old but only has 65k on it.
Am I crazy to expect a trouble free trip? The wind storm was a fluke but it has me and my wife completely spooked.. Maybe I should hang it up until I am in a position to buy a newer coach?

Of course I've contacted my Insurance company. They send an adjuster and I take the coach where I want.. I was fully expecting to leave it in Amarillo until this repair..I guess I was just posted to see if anybody knew how these roofs were repaired..?
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I live in Amarillo and store our coach near an RV body shop. I've spoken with the owner a few times. Seems like a nice guy. They stay busy there. That generally tells me they do a good job.

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2900 Climer Circle, Amarillo, TX 79124
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It would actually be pretty close to where you are.


BTW, Stater Acres is great. But, I'm not sure how much body work they do.
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Looks like you have it covered pretty well. I would probably duct tape the bejeebers out of it and hit the road to wherever it can be fixed.
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I think a call to your insurance company may be in order.

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This is not something that would be covered by insurance. Unless you hit something, or something hit you - a component failure will be excluded.
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I would have thought that wind damage would be a covered peril.
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