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Hi, to everyone I am a new member to this form, but not new to caravaning. Whilst moving my 2004 Elddis Odyssey 505 on my drive yesterday I managed to hit the open up and over garage door this has left two 4" cracks in the rear panel about halfway up the lefthand side of the window. Could anyone help in answering a couple of questions?

 

1. Is the panel made from GRP as I suspect?

 

2. If so is it possible to repair just using a small amount of resin mixed with a colour and then sanding and repolishing?

 

If anyone has any better solutions they would be most welcome. Here's hoping this doesn't get to expensive.

 

Best regards,

 

Phil :(

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Hi, to everyone I am a new member to this form, but not new to caravaning. Whilst moving my 2004 Elddis Odyssey 505 on my drive yesterday I managed to hit the open up and over garage door this has left two 4" cracks in the rear panel about halfway up the lefthand side of the window. Could anyone help in answering a couple of questions?

 

1. Is the panel made from GRP as I suspect?

 

2. If so is it possible to repair just using a small amount of resin mixed with a colour and then sanding and repolishing?

 

If anyone has any better solutions they would be most welcome. Here's hoping this doesn't get to expensive.

 

Best regards,

 

Phil :(

Hi and welcome Phil

 

I am not an expert, and certianly don't know what you van is made from !

 

And I am not into repairs like that, but would not think you could match the

right colour, but good luck and hope it works out ok for you, poss some one

else has done this and as been sucsessful doing it.

 

But if you want some commercial help, please send me a PM and I will give

you some details

 

Radiotwo

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As far as i know the front panel on the Elddis is GRP but the rear panels are ABS plastic,they certainly are on my 2007 Elddis,as for the repair i thin it is quite difficult to repair ABS panels.

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Hi, to everyone I am a new member to this form, but not new to caravaning. Whilst moving my 2004 Elddis Odyssey 505 on my drive yesterday I managed to hit the open up and over garage door this has left two 4" cracks in the rear panel about halfway up the lefthand side of the window. Could anyone help in answering a couple of questions?

 

1. Is the panel made from GRP as I suspect?

 

2. If so is it possible to repair just using a small amount of resin mixed with a colour and then sanding and repolishing?

 

If anyone has any better solutions they would be most welcome. Here's hoping this doesn't get to expensive.

 

Best regards,

 

Phil :(

 

Try www. thecaravanmedic. co. uk/

 

Give them a ring for a quote, they did a very good invisible repair on mine at a decent price.

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Hi Phil - with all the possible problems with damp, wouldn't think repairing the damage yourself would be a sensible route to take. suggest having a word with your local dealer and/or the manufacturer to get their opinion. hope it works out.

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GRP and ABS are chemically different and need different repair methods.

 

Caravan construction techniques do vary - the rear wall of mine has a conventional laminate of aluminium, foam and wall board which then has an additional shaped ABS rear panel on top/behind it so any damage to the ABS wouldn't let water in anyway.

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Hi, to everyone I am a new member to this form, but not new to caravaning. Whilst moving my 2004 Elddis Odyssey 505 on my drive yesterday I managed to hit the open up and over garage door this has left two 4" cracks in the rear panel about halfway up the lefthand side of the window. Could anyone help in answering a couple of questions?

 

1. Is the panel made from GRP as I suspect?

 

2. If so is it possible to repair just using a small amount of resin mixed with a colour and then sanding and repolishing?

 

If anyone has any better solutions they would be most welcome. Here's hoping this doesn't get to expensive.

 

Best regards,

 

Phil :(

 

If it's plastic (ABS) try a bumper repair specialist. They deal with this type of repair every day.

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Hi Phil welcome

 

A couple of years ago I caught the front end of my previous van on neighbours concrete fence post resulting in a 12" crack that went right through to front locker. Got it fixed on insurance (cc) they replaced the whole of the front panel which cost with labour about £900 so that sort of cost should be worst case senario. FRom memory I only lost 1 years no claim which I thought was pretty good.

Good luck

 

Ken

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Thank you everyone for all the ideas, they are very much appreciated. The van is booked in for its service in mid April so have had to make a temp. repair until then as its out and about with the family in it till them.

 

Regards,

 

Phil

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I would strongly suspect it is ABS,if it is you must get it repaired properly As no adesives or fillers are suitable, the proccess used is a form of cold welding,Bailey caravans do a kit,but I'm not sure if it is a DIY doable job. tape up the cracks temporarily & get some info from your local dealer or Bailey caravans as they do a repair kit. You could also try www. caravanmedic. co. uk who do do these type of repairs

 

I have had the same type of problem which my local dealer had to deal with,some one through a stone though my rear panel. Bailey informed me that any type of adesive would damage the ABS

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