DIY Repair of Most Recent Blowout Damage – I Learned About RVing From That

DIY Repair of Most Recent Blowout Damage – I Learned About RVing From That

A recent blowout  on the right side of the 5th wheel RV trailer blasted away the plastic wheel-opening trim, and tore the lower metal panel aft of the tire.  Checking with the dealer where I bought it, I learned that it would take at least a month (probably more) for them to fix it.  I thought about it for a little while, and decided to fix it myself.  It would be quicker (I hoped) and undoubtedly cheaper. I emailed photos of the damaged parts to the dealer and they agreed to have the parts loaded into the next new unit coming to them from the factory.  This way, I wouldn’t have to pay crating and truck-shipping fees. As Murphy’s Law would have it, the wrong gold-colored aluminum curved panel arrived. Reordering and waiting for another new unit...

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