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RV Collision Repair And Restoration

January 15, 2023

Collisions are nobody’s cup of tea. What happens so suddenly and sends your mind into panic mode might end up leaving your RV in dire straits, depending on the severity of damage. Some accidents require only attention to dents, while others may require an overhaul of an entire section of your RV.

Whatever the cause of your RV’s unfortunate collision, you should feel encouraged that in most situations, damage can be mended with some expertise and experience from a professional repair shop.

Structural (Body) Restoration

Going hand in hand with paint restoration, RV body repair and restoration can also include repairing dents, scratches, but is more specifically focused on other types of damage to the body of your RV. When your RV is involved in a collision, there is always the chance that its structural integrity needs attention. Restoring the structural integrity of your RV is the key to the process of restoring your RV back to a safely operating condition. The process to complete structural restoration follows this path:

  • Thorough assessment of the damage
  • Identifying all the areas that need to be repaired
  • Begin the repair process
  • Cut out and replace damaged areas
  • Use body fillers and other materials to fill in dents and other damage
  • Sand the body and paint to match the original color and finish.

The process might look simple when spelled out, but it requires time, well-thought out execution and precision on behalf of the RV mechanics doing the work.

rv with damaged back wall

Paint Restoration

A paint restoration job for an RV can include anything from repairing dents, scratches, and other types of damage to the paint, to restoring the shine and luster of the paint. Typically a repair shop will start the process with a thorough cleaning of your RV’s exterior to remove any dirt, grime, or other contaminants that may have accumulated on the surface either before the accident or as a result of the accident.

To repair any dents or scratches in the paint, the technicians will utilize a paintless dent repair technique or use body filler and then sand down and repaint the affected area. After the repairs are made, the RV’s exterior will be polished and buffed to restore the shine and luster of the paint, making sure to blend it in with the rest of the RV’s colors. As an added layer of protection, a protective coating will be applied to your RV’s exterior to help protect the paint from future damage. This coating also helps to make the paint more resistant to fading, chalking, and other types of weather-related damage, guaranteeing that your RV will look as good as new for years to come!

Inspection And Ongoing Maintenance

As with any repair work, a final inspection is always a must-have before sending an RV back to its owner to take out on the road. Particularly when the damage endured is structural, it is especially important to get the final ‘OK’ before returning any rig to its owner.

Going forward, it’s a best practice to schedule regular maintenance before as well as after any road trips to be certain that no further damage has occurred. As always, the best position to take is proactivity, especially when the safety of your family and one of your biggest investments is concerned!

RV Collision Repair In North Texas

When the unthinkable happens and you realize you’ve been hit (literally) with an RV repair, you want to make sure you take your rig to a repair shop where quality of service and customer satisfaction are the main concerns. At Elite RV, we know that damage can impact your RV in all kinds of ways. That’s why our team is vastly experienced in all things RV repair and will work diligently to get you back on the road in no time. Call us today at 682-802-9619 to request a free inspection!

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