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    Hole in front of trailer...

    Good morning. This past weekend I ended up putting a hole in the lower front section of my Imagine XLS 21BHE (see pictures below) - a moment of inattentiveness. This is just above and slightly off to the side from the tongue of the frame. It is about 1.5 wide and 4 inches long. I have duct taped it for now to ensure no water gets inside. However, I am trying to determine my repair options. It seems a bit overkill to replace the entire front panel, so I am wondering if I can hire someone to "patch it." It appears to be aluminum...

    Any ideas on who (or what type of person) I contact to get it repaired?

    Thank you.
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    Sure looks like a good place for a convenience light or outlet! Not only will such be your least expensive camouflage, but also the only repair that won't be noticeable because of the embossed pattern.
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    @Raife1

    Whatever you decide to use to fix it you need to make it watertight now... don't wait because once fiberglass insulation gets wet it loses its R-value and is useless even after it dries. It looks like the metal is still there and rolled inside. I would try and straighten it out the best I could using needle nose pliers and caulk the seams for now. You could then just get a dark weatherproof receptacle cover and gasket and screw it over the hole. It would look like it's supposed to be there but wouldn't actually have an outlet in it.

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    Geotex1 and I think exactly alike. Patching an RV is costly and there is always a way to camouflage a mistake:

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    Thanks. It is duct taped sealed for now (and in fully enclosed storage).

    I like the light idea, so I may look into that. I can likely pull a 12v lead from the front pass through lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raife1 View Post
    Thanks. It is duct taped sealed for now (and in fully enclosed storage).

    I like the light idea, so I may look into that. I can likely pull a 12v lead from the front pass through lights.
    Buy 2 lights and put one on the other side to make it symmetrical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jleonard View Post
    Buy 2 lights and put one on the other side to make it symmetrical.
    Yep, I like that answer!
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    Patch it and have it sprayed with Rhino liner......
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntr70 View Post
    Patch it and have it sprayed with Rhino liner......
    Or, patch it and have it vinyl wrapped in that area with same color scheme?

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    I damaged the battery compartment door on our Reflection 5th wheel when the tailgate on my truck dropped down in a turn. It wasnít as big of a hole as yours and it was on a smooth surface. I used a metal American Flag decal sticker to cover it. It looks like it belongs there.

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