Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Oops ??
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Oops ??

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
A1ARealtorRick

Gulf Shores, AL

Full Member

Joined: 04/17/2020

View Profile



Posted: 05/19/20 06:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BeardedUtahn wrote:

I am about to cry. I just drilled one hole through the side of our brand new 2021 Grand Design fifth wheel while trying to install a tv wall mount. What is the easiest and best way to repair the hole? Is the trailer a total loss. Please go easy on me.


Yes, I'm sorry to tell you that it IS a total loss. Give me your address and I'll come take it off your hands. [emoticon]


. . . never confuse education with intelligence

lots2seeinmyrv

Neither Here nor There

Senior Member

Joined: 09/05/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 05/19/20 06:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could also fill the hole and put a reflector on the outside of the 5th wheel with caulk around it.

pcm1959

home

Senior Member

Joined: 01/23/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, post a picture so can all give you better options.
Second, it seems new things are always destined to get their first scratch or damage. So yours is done now. Lets just find the best way to fix it.
Third, I suggest a hardening epoxy applied smoothly. Then place one of those decals on it that looks like a bullet hole. It will give you something to chat about at fuel stations and camps. Then just enjoy your new camper!


2018 GMC Sierra 3500 DRW 4x4 Duramax/Allison
2014 Lifestyle LS36FW
St Augustine, FL

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had built a Dental clinic and it was in the finishing stages. The Dr asked if he could hang some paintings, I said sure!

Next day he sheepishly came to me and said I did something BAD. He drilled a nice clean 3/8" hole thru the drywall and also into the face of the Pocket door. I had some perfectly matched wood putty and filled the hole nice and smooth and then sprayed a few coats of Satin Lacquer over the area. Couldn't see it unless you were right on it. He was happy. The alternative was to RnR the door at at least $1,000.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

opnspaces

San Diego Ca

Senior Member

Joined: 12/22/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the hole is pushed outward use a small ball peen hammer to gently tap it back in flat. Then a small finger full of caulk and a small sticker and move on to having fun with the trailer.

As far as drilling too deep. Next time with the drill off find the depth you don't want to exceed. Wrap a small piece of masking tape around the drill bit and leave it sticking out like a small flag (picture one of those toothpicks with an American flag on it.)You'll be able to see the tape as you drill.

edit to add a youtube video link.
Link

* This post was edited 05/19/20 07:58am by opnspaces *


2001 Suburban 4x4. 6.0L, 4.10 3/4 ton
2005 Jayco Jay Flight 27BH
1986 Coleman Columbia Popup.

FlatBroke

CO/AZ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/22/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 07:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One of those bullet hole decals. Good entertainment when telling your story. I have used them several times.
One a remodel an electrition accidentally drilled a hole in the side of the house. Perfect place for an outside electrical outlet.

* This post was edited 05/19/20 07:54am by FlatBroke *



Hitch Hiker
"08" 29.5 FKTG LS


cavie

Port Charlotte Fl/ Hindsdale MA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/28/2019

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

think outside the box. Plug it and cover it. Put a SS bolt/screw all the way thru from the outside and leave it. Use some silicone sealer. Wipe off all the outside excess before it dries.


2011 Keystone Sprinter 323BHS. Retired Master Electrician. Retired Building Inspector.

All Motor Homes are RV's. All RV's are not Motor Homes.

BeardedUtahn

Utah

New Member

Joined: 05/18/2020

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to everyone about the ideas. I will post my finished product.

***Link Removed***

352

Oxfofd, Fl

Senior Member

Joined: 04/20/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

Look at the bright side, you won't make that mistake again. [emoticon]


Or if you do you will know how to hide it.


The manatees of Halls river Homosassa Springs Fl

1985 Chevy Silverado c10. 454 stroker / 495 CI = 675 HP. 650lb of torque. Turb0 400 tranny. 3000 stall converter. Aluminum heads. 3 inch exhaust flowmasters. 2 inch headers. Heat and air. Tubed.


Super_Dave

Harrisville, UT

Senior Member

Joined: 01/19/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/19/20 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you decide to try to patch and cover, consider sliding a piece of dowel the diameter of the hole in so that whatever you patch material is has some backing.


Truck: 2006 Dodge 3500 Dually
Rig: 2018 Big Country 3155 RLK
Boat: 2003 Jetcraft 2125 - Yamaha 150 HP & 8 HP Kicker


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Oops ??
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.