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RVBD123

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Posted: 11/13/20 06:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey how is everyone? I recently bought a 2021 Coachmen Leprechaun Model 260DS. Past week there was an issue caused by negligence and I caused some damage. Curious if anyone has any advice on how I could possibly repair some of the parts, or if I would just be better of replacing/going to a body shop.

I appreciate any help or advice moving forward.

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Posted: 11/13/20 07:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What was the damage? Pictures would help.


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What sort of damage are we talking about? What sort of skills, time, and equipment do you have? How concerned are you that a repair look perfect vs. simply being safe and solid but possibly not entirely aesthetic?

Depending on what you need done, repairs can range from super easy for anyone with a couple thumbs to do, to requiring a lot of work and/or being difficult for the shade tree mechanic to do neatly, and maybe even beyond to where it's not practical to repair at all but rather part out and start over. The last option would usually be pretty obvious: you're staring at a pile of ash and soot, say, or the components that once made up a trailer scattered over the highway median.





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Damage is to the dome on the top of the roof and the door for the side pod is bent. I was attempting to post photos but I am having difficulties posting them here.

Damage is strictly just bent pod covers and dome lid on the roof.

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Posted: 11/13/20 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://coachmenrv.com/class-c-motorhomes/leprechaun/260DS/1527

What damage? One thing is if you hand it in for them to fix it, you will not have the Rv for a long time, so no camping. If you can fix it yourself and keep camping with it as required, that can be good.

It is mostly about money and insurance though.

also this time of year until it warms up next year it will be too cold out to use some of the glues/tapes/paint you might need. "They " have heated indoor shops.


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The roof vent cover is easy, just buy the parts (there are different models of those, so get the right one.)--before it rains!

The bent door can be bent back so it closes again. Might leave a wrinkle or two, but who cares? If you have insurance for that, use it. Then get the whole thing done, frame and all.

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All good information so far I think,as for the vent cover that is an easy one.

First see what type vent lid you have using this
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For long lasting vent covers Polycarbonate ones are the ones you want.


If you haven't done this before Here is a short video that will help you.

You may need a new seal that goes on the metal edge this will make it a tight seal This is what you need

Replace like this

Maxx Air covers are also a good Idea,mine have been on for 9 years and look good as new.


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As BFL13 Says the vent cover is easy. I can't tell from the picture, but the lever that raises it may just have popped out of the track attached to the actual plastic cover.
The compartment door. Remove the two screws in the ends of the hinge and slide the door off. Try to flatten it out, use a block of wood to smooth out the edge trim, touch up paint if needed. If you are not comfortable doing this take the door only to your local body shop.

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