Help please...

Sep 11, 2019
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Hi. New to this forum. We purchased a Fiat Weinsberg 2 months ago in Amsterdam. Since then, we’ve been touring Irelandand the UK, now in Belgium. We are headed to Germany soon, then down to Croatia and Spain.

Unfortunately. We found ourselves in a tight spot trying to make a right turn onto a narrow street and scraped the paneling of the outer storage compartment off. The motorized steps were also damaged.

Can anyone provide any information on how I might procure replacement panels or body repair for our Motorhomes?

Thank you!

George
 
Feb 22, 2011
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A body shop for the bodywork. For the step, it might just need straightening ?
See if you can find a makers name.
 
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A couple of pictures of the damage might help to point you in the right direction ?
 
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Sep 11, 2019
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A body shop for the bodywork. For the step, it might just need straightening ?
See if you can find a makers name.
Tried straightening out the steps, but it is of no use. Am looking for body shops that have someone who speaks English.
 
Feb 22, 2011
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I think you'll need to speak to Weinsberg to see if they can supply the grey panel and the manufacturer to source the step.
Good luck, not easy to do whilst on the road.
Could you do a temporary repair on the step until your home ? Or use a caravan stepup ?
Much easier to sort when home.
 
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Aug 14, 2011
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Just a thought, as I know nothing - would it be worth taping some plastic to the body to stop water getting in meanwhile?
 

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assuming you retrieved the broken plastic parts? they can be plastic welded and repaired with fibreglass mat behind
 
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Gaffer tape is your friend in these situations, if you recovered the trim, tape it on.
If not, make temporary repair to prevent further damage until you get home.
If you are able, remove the step mechanism and either straighten it yourself or take to repair workshop to do. Assuming nothing is obviously broken.
It just might work again if straightened out.
 
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As others have said, keep hold of the plastic panels and get them plastic welded once you're home. A liberal application of duct tape won't do any harm and a plastic beer crate will do as a temporary step, and you might want to pull the fuse from the step control to stop it operating ?
And really try not to let it spoil the rest of your holiday if you can.
 
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Should have gone to Specsavers ..

Hope you get it fixed. As others have said you need the bits. If not you may have to get the parts from the factory if they have them.
 
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