As Hamlet has been moving about the West since we finished him in 2010, he has suffered an increasing number of dings on his front below the window. I don’t have a problem with freckles, but this looks like acne. We’ll do some touch up and are pondering how to prevent more rock bites. We’ve talked, over the years, about doing a metal plate on the front, but we both agree that it just wouldn’t look right on Hamlet. Has anyone had experience with doing a front end wrap, either on a car or a trailer? Pros and cons? Would you do it again?
I would think using a new metal piece for the front might help. .030 is much tougher than the usual RV metal.
You could also use a padded cover on the front, attached with either snaps or velcro, similar to a boat cover.
One friend of mine used an awning rail above her front window to help attach a vinyl cover with velcro on the sides and bottom.
Keeping a cover in place while towing is the trick. Also, if on the highway, fewer rocks to worry about. You could only use the cover on gravel roads.
Thanks for the suggestions! Since the dings are only on the lower part (and we find ourselves on a fair number of gravel roads), we’ll look at doing a boat-type cover. Replacing the metal would be ideal, but too spendy for the time being.
We’d never even thought of these, but what a great idea. I hope they are available in automobile widths. Good thing Santa still has seven months to figure out how to cram it down our non-existent chimney. Maybe he can have some elves come and install it while sugarplums are dancing in our heads.