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Old 05-21-2011, 02:18 AM   #1
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Dinged Up the Side a Little

Well...... I christened my beautiful, 2011 Cougar 318SAB.
I'm a dumb-cluck!!
I was turning right, going forward, watching my passenger side mirror, and didn't see a LOW POST sticking up. It was noisy outside and I didn't hear the scraping right away......then.....Oh crap!!

Is there anyone out there as STUPID as me?

Under the right side storage door, I crinkled the body for a distance a little wider than the storage door. Luckily, the location wasn't anything critical, BUT, I hate seeing it. It looks like I could take a piece of something, maybe that aluminum flashing and contact cement to cover the area.

Anyone else do any damage to their "baby"?

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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Crease job

Yeah, afraid so...
I had owned my new 318SAB for about a month when I was going around a corner in a campground and heard a scraping sound. I had clipped a street sign post and put a crease down the port side.

It didn't damage anything critical but didn't look too nice either.

I have $1k deductible and thi repair is going to be $2.4k. Tends to make one a bit POd at one's self!

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Old 05-21-2011, 03:33 AM   #3
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i was pulling mine home one afternoon, and i have to park along the street. there are two large maple trees right along the curb. i was pulling along and watching the rear one, being that that is the one with the large branch that hangs out onto the street. and aperently the front one has a large branch on it too. i must have pulled front a little futher then i usually do and i caught the corner of the driverside front. nothing serious but i did manage to bust off some of the rain gutter.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.

Everytime I look at the damage, I feel like crap, even though nothing serious happened to my trailer. I'll eventually have it fixed, but for now it is a reminder to PAY ATTENTION!!!

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Old 05-21-2011, 10:20 AM   #5
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Back in 2007 I was heading east on I-90 in my relatively new Damon Tuscany Motor Home.....Alot of road construction near Chicago, concrete barriers seperating the lanes.....you guessed it, i hit one of them scraping the side of my coach for about 20 feet. I diden't even know it happened untill I saw the damage! $1500 to repaint!
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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jerseyphil, Howdy;

The old 7 mile bridge in the Florida Keys was always fun to drive at night... follow a bus across it and you'd have a great light show from the sparks showering off the sides of the buses as they would brush up against the railings everytime they pass another vehical going the other direction...LOL
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #7
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I had two issues with my last trailer.

1) I was backing into the driveway and, as usual, had my bride guide me in. We were using the FRS radios. I told her, "let me know if I get too close to the cherry tree". She said, "ok". Then, as I was backing in, she started looking at one of the flower beds. Looking in my side mirror I see one branch snap. I get out, look at the ladder and see one of the rails is bent. I look at my bride and say, "why didn't you say anything??". She said, "oh crap. Just.... well.... ya see... oh Christ, just back it in. I don't want to talk about it". Allllrightythen.

2) A week after I took delivery of my Rockwood, I decided to add a coat rack to one of the walls. Not knowing the thickness of the exterior walls, I called my dealer and asked. He said, "about two inches". So.... I bought 2" butterfly bolts, drilled a hole in the luan and and mounted the rack. It looked great! I hung a few coats on it and then went outside to do some other work. That was when I saw the bolts protruding 1/4" out the other side of the fiberglass. I got non-stop ribbing from my campering pals over that one. I backed out the bolts, put in smaller bolts and filled the holes with caulk. When it came time to trade in the Rockwood on the Bullet, I went to graphics place, got a 4' long piece of adhesive vinyl, cut it into a swooshy type shape and covered the holes. The vinyl blended in with the other graphics and the dealer was none the wiser. Fiberglass repair - $350. Vinyl decal - $10. A no brainer.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:27 PM   #8
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I had two issues with my last trailer.

1) I was backing into the driveway and, as usual, had my bride guide me in. We were using the FRS radios. I told her, "let me know if I get too close to the cherry tree". She said, "ok". Then, as I was backing in, she started looking at one of the flower beds. Looking in my side mirror I see one branch snap. I get out, look at the ladder and see one of the rails is bent. I look at my bride and say, "why didn't you say anything??". She said, "oh crap. Just.... well.... ya see... oh Christ, just back it in. I don't want to talk about it". Allllrightythen.

2) A week after I took delivery of my Rockwood, I decided to add a coat rack to one of the walls. Not knowing the thickness of the exterior walls, I called my dealer and asked. He said, "about two inches". So.... I bought 2" butterfly bolts, drilled a hole in the luan and and mounted the rack. It looked great! I hung a few coats on it and then went outside to do some other work. That was when I saw the bolts protruding 1/4" out the other side of the fiberglass. I got non-stop ribbing from my campering pals over that one. I backed out the bolts, put in smaller bolts and filled the holes with caulk. When it came time to trade in the Rockwood on the Bullet, I went to graphics place, got a 4' long piece of adhesive vinyl, cut it into a swooshy type shape and covered the holes. The vinyl blended in with the other graphics and the dealer was none the wiser. Fiberglass repair - $350. Vinyl decal - $10. A no brainer.
Oh well. Stuff happens. Gotta just keep smilin' and keep RVing.
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #9
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Isn't there a thread going right now about a member who bought a trailer that had repairs done to it and a decal applied over the repair to hide it ? Aren't there many who are saying "get a lawyer" and "Keystone should be responsible" for the undisclosed repairs? Shouldn't we all be more responsible for what we "turn in" to a dealer, knowing it's going to wind up back on the road (maybe camped next to our new rig) with some unsuspecting new owner, possibly one of our friends ?

Hmmmmmm
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:32 PM   #10
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Thumbs down Branches are a killer

Yup, the sweetie was pulling the brand new Cougar home from the dealer and scraped the top with low hanging branches. Ended up having the dealer patch the roof. It was either the patch or a new $5,000 roof.. OUCH!
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