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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Theresa100, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Theresa100

    Theresa100 Read Only Funster

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    I HAVE JUST DAMAGED MY MOTORHOME IT HAS GONE THROUGH THE SKIN AND THERE IS 6 INCH WIDE HOLE. I JUST PULLED OVER TO SORT MY SAT NAV OUT I PARKED ABOUT A FOOT FROM KERB I HEARD THIS MASSIVE THUD AND GOT OUT THE TOP OF THE VAN HAD HIT THE TREE TRUNK IT WAS SLOPING OUT OVER THE ROAD AND I DIDNT SEE IT AS IT WAS TOO HIGH UP. I JUST CANT BELIEVE HOW UNLUCKY I WAS. WOULD ANYONE KNOW OF A SPECIALIST THAT FIXES FIBRE GLASS MOTORHOMES I LIVE IN ETON SL46dd BERKSHIRE .
    ALSO IS IT WORTH COMPLAINING TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT MANY THANKS THERESA :cry:
     
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    First thing make a temporary repair with Gaffa tape or similar. Any body shop should be able to repair fibreglass, its one of the easiest materials to repair.
     
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    as snowbird has said, seal it with gaffer tape and thick plastic bag if its a big hole.

    then its a visit to a decent repair shop if poss that specialises in caravans / motorhomes. but most good commercial bodyshops should do.

    good luck.
     
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    Elite motorhomes near banbury

    I bashed mine in Spain. Cracked the fibreglass shell on the front end

    Elite fixed it for £650 ish and u can't see the repair

    My comfort insurance only went up a couple of pounds

    Hope this helps. But it was not a big problem in the end
     
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    If possible, go back and photograph the offending branch to send to the local council.
     
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  6. Theresa100

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    Thanks guys first thing I did was put gaff a tape on and I have took photo of tree I will get onto a body shop first thing:Smile:
     
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    whacked side of my van whilst having some work done [heater elements fitted ]troy of tjs mansfield notts cut out a hole and fitted door looks like it was always there, cost price of door/£50 plus small cost to fit dont know what is other side of hole but mine was inside of wardrobe at least a false door would be cheaper and no matching paitnwork etc if you are near notts pm me and ill send troys address:thumb:
     
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    Hi,just down the M4 near Reading is jeff phone number 08450569712 who is the repairer for most camper dealers in the area,and he will not keep you waiting,also do a very good job,regards H.:Wink:
     
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