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Old 08-04-2022, 01:46 PM   #15
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Looks like it would be fairly easy to get that solidly reattached.... after doing that, about any body shop could probably finish it.

I would not hesitate to repair that myself were it mine. Only part I see at least in the pictures that might take some creativeness is where the right side was attached at the aluminum trim retainer strip. Can't tell if the glass broke off under the strip or whether it just ripped out the screw holes. If it just ripped the screw holes, one could simply drill new holes above and below the ripped out ones. I assume the cap is cracked up top where it was bonded to the roof. That should be relatively easy to grind away some layers of the glass several inches on each side of the crack and then patch it by laying up multiple layers of glass cloth.
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Old 08-04-2022, 01:50 PM   #16
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I agree with RamiDav, it's probably not as bad as it looks. I know how bad you think it looks. I was in your shoes six months ago. It is worse than mine ,but not terribily worse. Give Sandy at Texas Paint and Body a call. Their number is 830 257 1202. She will probably want a lot of pictures to start with. According to your profile your only seventy five miles from here. Don't beat yourself up too bad. S---t happens.
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Old 08-04-2022, 01:59 PM   #17
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Looks like it would be fairly easy to get that solidly reattached.... after doing that, about any body shop could probably finish it.

I would not hesitate to repair that myself were it mine. Only part I see at least in the pictures that might take some creativeness is where the right side was attached at the aluminum trim retainer strip. Can't tell if the glass broke off under the strip or whether it just ripped out the screw holes. If it just ripped the screw holes, one could simply drill new holes above and below the ripped out ones. I assume the cap is cracked up top where it was bonded to the roof. That should be relatively easy to grind away some layers of the glass several inches on each side of the crack and then patch it by laying up multiple layers of glass cloth.

Glad you chimed in Tim, you're one of the few on the IRV2 website that has the personal experience/knowledge on this type of issue.



When I fixed my belt molding last year I was surprised that really only the screws that held the sides on. I replaced with SS rivets. Looked like the top was mated to the cap with fiberglass. If the rear cap is mostly in tact it the odds of fixing are pretty good.
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Old 08-04-2022, 02:17 PM   #18
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Agree with all so far and very sorry about your accident. The pictures you posted sure help. But, for goodness sake get someone that can take much better, and more, pictures. Any estimates are only as good as what they can see and those pictures are about as bad as they can get. Sun angle, camera quality, photo angles and close ups should all be included. You'll give everyone a better chance of assessing the extent of the damage.
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Old 08-04-2022, 06:35 PM   #19
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I guy gave an estimate of $60,000.00 from pictures I'll try to post some, he warned with extensive damage it always makes it hard to sell
That figure may be close or it may be way high, many shops when they hear RV, run & hide, or bid ridiculously high.

I know the sick feeling you have but it'll pass and be forgotten.
In the happenings in life, it's not a big deal.


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That's not a problem for some folks. There was a thread a few
yrs back where a guy with a class c found a slab of concrete beside the hiway and changed out his engine right there.

Another replaced his Caps injector in freezing weather while his girlfriend waited, he needs to marry that lady.
I bet he is reading this thread.

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Old 08-05-2022, 01:43 AM   #20
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Would be a shame if it is totaled. 90% of your coach is still fine. I would just try to let the shop do maybe 50% and I will do the finishing touch myself.
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We will see that the adjuster has to say. Unfortunately he didn't know to much about rvs
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Contact my guys at Lithia Ford Body Shop in Idaho Falls, ID. Some bimbo creamed the front of my rig, racing with her kid in the back, lots of fiberglass damage on mine, totaled hers, no injuries. They fixed it perfect for $12,000. You're looking at less than $25k by my estimation. IM me for details.
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Old 08-05-2022, 08:09 AM   #23
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If the insurance company does total it he could look at buying it. At that point it might be valued at ~20% of value, then take the insurance payment and having it fixed.



Not sure where he lives but he could DUCT tape the heck out of it, find a place in Mexico that does that type of work, drive it there and get it fixed for probably 25% what it would cost in the USA!
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I'm no expert but I was thinking the same thing. I've heard that Carlos (I think that's name) does great paint work. It might not be perfect but the coach is older anyway. I'd want to go this route.
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The Mexico thing may not be a bad idea. There is a shop in Los Algodones
which is across from Yuma. I haven't been to their shop but have heard
very good things about them. I have been to Algodones and felt good
about the place, it is totally for us gringos. Dental, eyeglasses, pharmacies, and other stuff. People load up with cheap meds to take home. Everyone was very nice

There is a Casino just before the border where they will come across to
give you an estimate so you don't have to cross until you decide.

Be sure you have a passport to get back in. It's crazy, illegals can walk across but you and I apparently can't.


https://www.facebook.com/navarrosdobyshop

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got the adjusters estimate which was a little over $21,000.00


IM not sure about that but I will let progressive take it where they approve to have it repaired.


Will keep everyone informed.
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$21,000 is most likely not a total loss for a coach as beautiful as your Monoco. If they want to total it, it'll be a tough sell if you decide to buy it from the insurance comany and fix it. Someone elsewhere in this threead suggested a trip to Mexico might be in order. Here's a thread that I stared a while back outlining my very positive experiences in Mexico. Mexico might be something to consider. So sorry this has happened to you. Best of luck.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/in-p...re-576354.html


EDIT - I just noticed you're in Texas. If Progressive is going to repair it, make sure you know what kind of work the shop they take it to does. Xtreme Paint and Graphics in Nagadoches does fantastic work. They're very expensive but if Progressive is footing the bill they're about the best around.
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2005 Monaco Windsor, felling terrible, i hit a fence post today and almost ripped the rear cap off. plus damaging the rh rear slide paint. anyone know if this is a repairable thing or would it total a coach? Im an idiot!!!!
I have a Tiffin that had rear cap ripped up and broken above tail lite. Body shop did a excellent repair even on the back side of the cap looks very good. Repair shop did excellent repair.
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