Monday, August 3, 2009

Hail Damage :(

We had high hopes of finishing several things today but instead we had to repair the damage done by a wicked hail/thunder storm. She lost 3 orange front clearance lights and 2 red rear ones (the ones on the roof), some dents, one of the crappy plastic roof vents (which can be seen shredded in the picture), and a flooded side panel where the fridge is. It could have been worse and there was minimal water inside. We got a new crappy plastic roof vent that we will soon replace with a galvanized metal one from Vintage Trailer Supply. We did find 3 orange clearance light lenses and replaced those but we are waiting on 2 red ones coming in from vancouver. She has to have the lights to pass safety as well.

sigh.... we did manage to paint her last two wheels and put a final coat of bondo on the front grill. We hope to have her ready for windshield installation on Monday and safety inspection shortly after that. I remain hopeful that she will still be ready in time for our vacation starting August 28, 2009.

Check back for a more cheery update on yesterday's motor progress.


1966 Travco 270 said...

Amazingly, Arkansas does not have safety inspections anymore (we still pay the 2.50 fee though). Just left to the cops now to police vehicles for safety!

VoyageVixen said...

She has to have a safety inspection as she was imported from the USA to Canada. I am crossing my fingers it goes well. I just spent about $575.00 on 2 new windshield wiper motors, arms and