Dammit' !

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  1. Linda and Steph

    Linda and Steph Funster

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    Sorry for the profanity:Sad:

    Parking up today I managed to pull the rear skirt trim off the MH :cry:. Fortunately all the wiring is ok, just one of the parking sensors with a broken cable. We've managed to get some longer screws with repair washers as a temporary fix at the sides but now I need to find some longer self-tapping hex head bolts and washers to refit the rear - hopefully that should hold it. I reckon then that some silicon sealant and the job will be done.

    Meant to be heading off to Scotland on Friday and I'm stuck at work all week so it's going to be interesting.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Wot ? No duct tape ?
     
  3. Linda and Steph

    Linda and Steph Funster

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    I've only got black gaffa, I'll see if I can pick up some silver at work :Smile:
     
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    I really do not know how I could get through life without my black and silver gaffa tape!!! :winky:
     
  5. Tony Lee

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    The joys of having a motorhome with a 60% rear overhang.

    Took mine off - or at least hinged it back and up - in a creek crossing in the middle of the Atlas Mountains and it has been held on with duct tape ever since. Duct tape is a perfect match so looks OK from far enough away.
    Twice since then I have been driving in places Mr Hobby didn't intend his MHs to go and twice it has been hinged back and up. My next and permanent fix will be to fit springs to hold it in place so that when the inevitable happens, it will just snap back into place.

    Fitting brackets and longer screws and more screws just makes it certain that next time it happens it will do a lot more damage than just pulling a skirt off. Next time it could take some expensive panels with it.
     
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    I would have lost my rear skirt a dozen time if it were not for the Tow bar frame the protects it.

    Doug...
     

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