Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to repair exterior damage to an RV

Monday, Chad repaired the damage done to the underside of the RV from the snow plow mishap.  

Damage from the snow plow
The piece you see hanging down in the picture is rusted out metal square tubing.  So, Chad cut off the damaged section, shown here...

Next, he unscrewed the trim around the wheel so that he could access the area better.

He replaced it with a new piece of  steel square tube.  

He attached the two tubes by screwing a piece of flat rod to them.

On the other end, he attached the steel square tube to the wheel well.

Next, he screwed it to the fiberglass.

Then, he put the aluminum trim piece back on the underside of the RV.

He attached it with self-tapping screws .

Then, he used an aluminum trim piece along the length to cover the damage. (He attached it with screws.)

Last, he sealed all the seams with silicone to create a weather proof seal.



  1. The other day I noticed my RV had a few large dents on the outside of it. Also the wheel wells were looking very rusted. The photos of your repairs are all awesome. They are going to help me out a lot when I start working on my own RV this week. Thanks again for posting these awesome photos.

    1. We are so happy that the photos are helpful - it's always nice to help out a fellow RVer. :-) Hope everything goes well with your repairs.

  2. Thanks for sharing your story. There’s nothing more frustrating than noticing damage to a vehicle, let alone your mobile home! What a thrifty husband you have, though. Love the great step-by-step pictures. The before and after pictures demonstrate quite the transition. These will surely help other RVer’s who might be in the same boat. I know I’ll pass these along to my husband for reference!

    Liza Pilon @ Prairie City RV

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