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Old 05-18-2018, 07:13 PM   #11
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The tin can be replaced, but it’s probably not a DIY job for a layman.

The damage covers three pieces of siding. The one piece with the most damage will need to be replaced. All pieces go all the way to the front and have window or hatch involved. I'm going to play with some dent removal techniques for the dings with no scratches and try to save two pieces. If I cant get them out I may leave them. Depends on the siding cost. It looks like it would be about as easy to replace all three pieces though.

I'm planning to get an estimate next time I go to dealership.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:18 PM   #12
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Room seals on the slide or the body of the coach? If both appear to be in the same position as before then your probably ok.

The seal between the flange and the siding was pushed out with the flange. The seals that ride on the slide appear to be sealing.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:17 AM   #13
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My experience is that it does not take much at all to dent this siding on the hideout. I was on the ladder once checking the roof and it leaned up against the siding and made a dent. I think i sneezed to hard one time and saw the siding bend.....

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Old 05-31-2018, 07:27 AM   #14
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My experience is that it does not take much at all to dent this siding on the hideout. I was on the ladder once checking the roof and it leaned up against the siding and made a dent. I think i sneezed to hard one time and saw the siding bend.....

BTDT !!! The 0.020 siding used on trailers is often called, "Oh too thin" siding... Keystone "improved" their siding and now uses 0.022/0.024 aluminum. IMHO, like an extra 2 thousands is going to make a difference..... Jayco, for a while, used to stamp a pattern in their "Oh too thin" siding, sort of like the thin gauge aluminum trailer boxes now have, thinking the "pebble pattern" would help reduce dents. All it really did was mask them so they're harder to see and make holes that hold dirt and make the siding look old and dirty all the time.

"Tin foil" crinkles easily, 0.020 siding crinkles almost as easy and 0.022 siding dents when you sneeze..... But hey, it's easier and cheaper to replace than the vacuum formed sandwich FILON used in its place......
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:46 AM   #15
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First time out slide out damaged

I have a 2011 268rls Outback with a full slide. The metal on the slide is very solid. I have a difficult time seeing your pictures, but it appears the alignment is ok. I am confused as to the metal strips you are referring to...are these the metal on the outside of the camper slide? If so, I would be tempted to dyi it. As far as the seal, before I guessed it was sealing, I would spray water all around the seal to make sure the alignment was not effected. Hope this helps a little. My camper is fiberglass, so maybe I am all wet!
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