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Old 07-31-2022, 03:59 PM   #1
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Rear cap damaged almost ripped off

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!!!!
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Old 07-31-2022, 05:31 PM   #3
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Pictures would help for sure.


But the rear cap is one piece. Along the side the belt molding covers the seam. Across the top they mated the rear cap to the top piece using fiberglass/epoxy all the way across. It is attached to the framing via the back wall structure and other locations.

As long as the rear cap isn't completely destroy my guess it can be repaired.





Don't feel bad, I backed into a retaining wall at the old house and punched a good hole through the fiberglass. My wife sideswiped a metal pole at a filling station back in 2013, damaged 3 basement doors and the bottom part of the large front slide. Hate to think what a shop would have charged to fix that but I fixed it myself for ~$700.
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:33 PM   #4
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I think that will total any coach of this vintage if you file an insurance claim.
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Don't give up! The Windsor is too nice to toss. There are people that can do this
You need to be persistent to find one. The ins company may give repair dollars to help or pay for the repair.
This thread has a Monaco that needed a new front cap - among many other things. It may give you some ideas. Go to and join Monacoers.org. The members there have an outstanding data base as well as very helpful people.
I wish you well!

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Old 08-02-2022, 10:36 PM   #6
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Luckily the rear cap is fiberglass, and fiberglass can be repaired.

If the side walls are good, and the basement doors are good,....then I doubt the coach will be totaled. Hopefully you have any fiberglass pieces that broke off (if they did), and they can be used to repair the cap.

Lastly, with insurance companies, make sure you voice your expectations. Which are, "I want my coach repaired". Just be nice and firm.
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What ever you do, do not loose your tempt with any of the insurance people you speak with. Being nice will usually get you what you want.
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Sorry for your troubles. A little bit of a drive for you but RodFathers in Amarillo, TX can do the repairs for you. Take a look at their website. Iíve seen their work first hand and can tell you it is first class and done right. They are not cheap however.


http://www.rodfathersrvbodyshop.com/


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Still waiting for pictures otherwise everything is just speculation.
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Last Nov I did a lot of damage to the right rear of my 05 Monaco Camelot. Pulling out of a spot my rear rode up over an eighteen inch tall post and almost pulled the corner off. I had to tape it up with four inch eternabond to keep it from flopping in the wind for four hundred miles home and flexing till it fell off. I would post pictures if I knew how. I took it to Texas Paint and Body in Kerrville where we live. Sandy did a great job on the body work and the paint looks perfect. They are a small auto body shop but also do a lot of work on class A and class c fiberglass rigs. My Farmers Ins took care of the 14K Bill except for my 1k deductable. They were very easy to deal with.
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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
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Wow, yup you have a problem.


I don't have a clue as to $$$$ to fix but I believe it is fixable. Depends on if the rear cap is salvageable or not. Not sure if it would total the coach or not, that would be up to you insurance provider.



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Personally, I think it looks worse than it is, insurance co may total it though since the repairs in a body shop could go on and on.

A skilled DIYer would love to get their hands on it. Tim ( TRH299 ) for
instance. If you haven't followed his thread you should, he is amazing
and doesn't seem to know it.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/jus...ct-444980.html

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A skilled DIYer would love to get their hands on it.


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I was thinking the same thing. If it were mine I'd probably try an fix, surely couldn't screw it up more then it is. Biggest thing is having a place to work.
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