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Old 11-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #15
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Looks basically cosmetic, I have 2 small oops on mine none of which are structural and you cannot see them. I just choose to leave them alone because without getting into a MAJOR deal the repairs will not match. Looks like about any good body shop could repair it. However if I where looking at purchasing the coach from a dealer simply have them get it repaired, or discount it accordingly then you can live with it of have it repaired.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #16
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Standard way to build with glass. Wood is for strength,if you just use fiberglass to get the strength you need just plain makes it to darn heavy.You can see where the glass is busted in other places that normally don't need strength. A GOOD glass guy can fix that no problem. I would check with a Marina for a boat repair place. They do it all the time and really need to keep water out,not doing so on a boat ain't a good idea
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:50 AM   #17
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Thanks for the kind replies. Being a newbie i feel like a fish out of water....:-). Where I'm headed is near Lake Powell.Should be lots of boat repair places.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #18
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I crunched my MH fiberglass bumper with my boat trailer hitch (don't ask).

A mobile repair service quoted $800.

I had never worked with fiberglass, but I accomplished a very passable repair after I screwed up my courage to try it.

I already had the matching paint. Cost was about $25 for cloth, body filler, and sandpaper, and paint sprayer. I used the Preval Paint spray to apply the base coat and a rattle can clear coat.

Everything I attempt for the first time involves lots of research of the topic on the Web. It has saved us lots of cash.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #19
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Owned a boat yard in Fl for twenty years. The "ding" appears to be cosmetic. If there is plywood under the damaged area as suggested it should be laminated to the back of the damaged area. This could be the PO problem with coach handling thus second time around. Yes, most marina/boat yards can effectively repair the area to new like status. Since the area is a curved, bumper I would reccomend the use of West Epoxy. This product in itself has mechanical strength far superior to any polyester resin. Estimate for average repair with poly, 400.00 to 500.00, using West System add 200. To 300. Personally I would use it as a bargaining tool. Have the seller knock 5 two 8 hundred off, find a small shop tell them you want to use West epoxy this will save you money especially this time of the year. Word of caution if in northern climate this time of the year the work needs to be inside heated environment to cure correctly. Good luck!
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