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We’ve all had those “Awwww Shoot” moments where you wish you could have a do-over of the past few minutes. In July of last year I had taken the Outlaw Oliver back to the factory for an upgrade to the body where the rear jacks exit. This modification is now built into the mold and is standard on all current production models. While there I accidentally allowed the upper left rear corner of the trailer to come in contact with an “immovable” object. The first three pics show the results of that encounter.

 

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The next day at the factory Phil Andrews started work on the hole. First, gel coat was ground away and the deformed piece was pushed back into position.

 

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Then the grinding, filling and polishing began.

 

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Now, you can't tell the hole was ever there. I cringe to think what a repair like this would cost if it had been an Airstream. I love fiberglass.

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Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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Looks like they did a great job.  I wonder if it would be wise to carry a fiberglass repair kit for these emergencies.

 

 


Snowball • 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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If I had an accident while on the road like this one I would just cover it with duct tape until I could get home and have it fixed correctly.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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Steve, That's what we call having a " D.S. attack". And I think you know what D S stands for.  : ) We have all had them, and I have had more then my share. They really did a great job on the repair.

 

That air scoop on your side window, is that for getting air in the trailer when you're on the road?

 

Stan


Stan and Carol


Blacksburg, VA


2014 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi


2014 Legacy Elite II Standard  Hull 63

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If I had an accident while on the road like this one I would just cover it with duct tape until I could get home and have it fixed correctly.

I was thinking about carrying a couple rolls of casting tape, though I don't know if you can really get a watertight seal with that.  And of course you'd have to do some sanding to get it to stick.  But it might be of use if you need something structural.


Snowball • 256 • 2018 Ford Raptor

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...That air scoop on your side window, is that for getting air in the trailer when you’re on the road? Stan

 

Stan,

 

That is a Maxx Window Vent by MaxxAir.  Unfortunately, it has been discontinued by the manufacturer.  It allows you to have the windows open about 4-5 inches and still keep the rain out.


Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge) 2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0026 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, HULL NUMBER: 0050 2017 Silverado High Country 2500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

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That's the beauty of (fiber)glass.

 

It can be made to look original, with care. You'll find a lot of sailboat and power boat owners on the forum. We all know the durability and repairability of fiberglass.

 

Our sailboat celebrates 40 years soon. And looks like only a few years old. Ollie is eight and a half. Still looks new.

 

In our family, fiberglass rules.

 

Sherry

 

PS

 

Steve, sorry about your bad luck, but hey, stuff happens. Looks great now!

 

S


2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4

2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12
 

 

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