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At Mericle RV, we are a full-service RV sales and repair shop. And, we do mean FULL service! We understand that accidents happen and what an inconvenience they can be. We can also sympathize with how frustrating dealing with your auto insurance carrier can be. That is why we are proud to offer a full range of collision repair and routine maintenance services, in addition to dealing with your insurance company to handle the claim.
Finding an auto repair shop that can handle motorhome repairs is not always an easy task. When you need RV collision repairs, you need a repair shop that specializes in RVs. At Mericle RV, RV and motorhome repair is our business!
Interior RV Repairs
At our Denver RV service center, we provide interior repair services that include, but are not limited to:
- Generator (10 years old or newer)
- Holding Tanks
- Leather Cleaning
Additionally, while you are here, we can complete your custom fabrication job too!
Exterior RV Repairs
Whether you were involved in a minor fender bender or you went off-roading in your motorhome and sustained some backlash from nature, we offer a full list of exterior RV repair services that include:
- Dry Rot
- Roof (rubber and fiberglass)
- Slide-out repairs
- Smoke & Fire Damage
RV Collision and Body Repair in Denver, Colorado
When you’ve spent the entire summer taking your home on wheels all across the Americas, things happen. Bumps, dings, scratches, and body damage caused by hail, branches, stray grocery carts, or other vehicles colliding. While a fender bender may not cause you to take a day out of your vacation to get the bumper repaired, now is the time to get your rig in tip-top shape.
Whether you are using your extended warranty, RV insurance, or paying out of pocket, the RV repair team at Mericle RV in Fort Lupton, Colorado will work with you. We can help prepare the necessary paperwork and complete affordable work, quickly and efficiently.
RV Body Repair Shop
There is no job too big or too small for our RV repair team. Some of our menu items include:
- Dry rot repair
- Fiberglass repair
- Automatic step repair
- Pneumatic door repair
- RV skylight repair
- Smoke and fire damage
- Hail and wind body damage
- Structural frame repairs
- Sunshades, blinds, and sunscreens
- Panel repair or replacement
- Flooring and carpet replacement
- Holding tank repairs
- Plumbing repairs
- Electrical repairs
- Generator replacement or repairs
RV Windshield and Window Replacement
Don’t trust your rig to just any windshield replacement company. Let the dedicated RV repair team at Mericle RV fix your dents, cracks, and pits or replace your entire RV windshield. Because RV windshields are so large and built into the framework of the motorhome, an RV specialist should be the one to get the work done. Schedule your RV windshield repair or replacement today.
RV Paint Shop
Our RV paint shop can fix up the paint job on your rig after a repair, for a facelift, or to add some personalization to your RV. Our RV painting services include:
- Collision paint repair
- Custom RV paint
- RV striping
- Scratch removal
- Spot refinish work
- Decal placement
- Body repair painting
- Peeling repair
- Gel coat application
- Complete refinishing
- Discoloration repair
- Custom graphics
- Polyglo gel coat protectant application
- Gel coat spraying
- Hail paint crack repairs
- Non-paint refinishing
For all of your RV bodywork, contact the RV repair crew at Mericle RV to find out what we can do for your rig.
RV Smoke and Fire Damage Repair
Where there is electricity, heating elements, or flames, fire is always a potential. If your RV has a furnace, a fridge, or a range or oven, the chances of a fire starting is about as good as it is in your home.
At Mericle RV, we strongly recommend routine RV appliance and engine maintenance. We offer winterization and routine inspection and maintenance packages to help identify minor issues before they become potential fires, but we digress.
Fires inside your RV can be managed with the fire extinguisher you have onboard or by calling the local fire department. Your biggest concern should be the safety of you and your family. Get everyone to safety before handling the fire, remembering that your RV does have gas and a complex electrical system. Once the fire is managed, whether it was a full RV fire or a small stove fire, there is likely to be damage. Fire, smoke, and chemical damage as a result of the fire itself or the extinguishing of the fire can all be fixed by the expert RV fabrication team at Mericle RV.
RV fire and smoke repair involve much more than simply replacing carpet, walls, or countertop and involves safely managing burnt electrical components and interior elements. Fire and smoke damage, if not properly taken care of, can cause functional and structural problems, repeat fires, and health hazards.
The RV fire and smoke repair team at Mericle RV can get to the root of the damage and completely restore your motorhome. In fact, our fabrication team can leave your RV in better shape than it was before the fire occurred!
RV Fire Prevention Safety Tips
Fire prevention and evacuation preparation are invaluable in preventing fires and subsequent damage. Here are some tips to prevent RV fires and damage.
- Keep up on routine RV maintenance to ensure everything is operating smoothly and not a potential fire hazard.
- Monitor all your gauges while on the road and correct any deficiencies.
- Perform intermittent inspections on appliances and RV structures.
- Install smoke detectors – one per every 21 feet of motorhome, and regularly test them.
- Have escape routes and keep them clear. Don’t block fire escapes and ensure there is more than one escape.
- Have at least three fire extinguishers throughout your rig. Keep one in the kitchen area, one near the furnace or heating element, and one near the cabin.
- Ideally, there should be one outside as well.
- Turn the gas off when not in use.
- Keep all charcoal dry and stored in a dry, sealed container.
- Ensure there is a functioning carbon monoxide detector.
- Practice fire evacuation plans and ensure all passengers can open escapes.
- Have your brakes checked regularly.
- Check your tires at every stop.
- Do not plug in or use space heaters.
- Do not put anything near or on the furnace.
- Never leave your cooking unattended.
- Unplug appliances when not in use.
- Turn off exhaust fans when you are not in the RV.
- Do not run a generator near an ignition source.
- Campfires should be more than 20 yards from the RV.
- Keep other fire sources such as tiki torches and lanterns away from your rig.
- Never use extension cords – plug directly into the outlet.
If a fire does start in your RV, seek safety for all passengers first and foremost. Call emergency services before making an attempt to put the fire out. If the fire was caused by an electrical or mechanical source, do not attempt to drive your rig. Call the RV smoke and fire repair team at Mericle RV right away.
RV Hail Damage Repairs
Colorado, including the Denver and Fort Lupton areas, is no stranger to summertime hail storms. In fact, last year’s hail storms produced hail the size of golf balls several times and baseball size at least once. Even small quarter-sized hail can do significant damage to your recreational vehicles. Hail can wreak havoc on your motorhome in several different places and cost you a pretty penny to repair. The bad news is RV hail damage is often much more extensive than vehicle damage and is more comparable to hail damage to your home. The good news is, at Mericle RV, we offer RV hail damage repair services at a price you can afford.
RV Exterior Repair
Most RV hail damage to the exterior of your rig will be cosmetic, such as small dents in your side paneling. However, some exterior damage can affect the functioning of your RV. Exterior air conditioning units, exhaust fans, attached recreation tows, tow hitches, awnings, and slide-out may all be affected. Fortunately, the collision repair team at Mericle RV can fix any damage to the exterior of your RV.
RV Roof Repair
The roof is where your RV is bound to take the most hits and sustain the most damage. Unlike your vehicle’s roof that can be treated with a dent repair process and then painted, your RV roof is made of different materials. Fiberglass is notorious for spider cracking, which leaves the roof vulnerable to leaks and corrosion. Hail damage is not something that should be ignored and should be fixed by a professional RV repair team to avoid further damage.
RV Window and Windshield Repair
It is no secret that hail storms can come out of nowhere and the hailstones can vary from the size of a snowflake to the size of a softball. Hail can do significant damage in just a short amount of time, including cracking windshields and windows. A simple crack can quickly spread, obstructing your vision. Spider cracks and holes can compromise the seal of your rig and allow water, pests, and outside air inside. Getting your window or windshield repaired earlier rather than later helps ensure the damage doesn’t spread.
How to Prevent RV Hail Damage
The best RV hail damage treatment is prevention. It can be difficult to predict when and how dangerous a hail storm will be, so it is always best to be prepared. We believe that being proactive rather than reactive is the best course of action. Protecting your rig from hail damage will inherently protect it from other damage as well, so pull out all the stops to protect your investment.
- If able, park your motorhome in an RV garage or under an extended carport.
- If no shelter is available for your RV, an RV cover will help reduce damage.
- If you use a tarp, be sure to tent it so it is not resting on the RV to avoid moisture issues and provide the best chances of deflecting hail.
- Pull in awnings, stairs, and, slide-out when not in use.
- Close vents and skylights when not in use or during the storm.
- Monitor weather alerts on long trips.
- If you are sheltered in place during the storm, reduce impact by tenting tarps over vulnerable exterior parts and seek as much shelter as possible.
- Keep up with routine maintenance and inspections to detect weak spots and vulnerabilities and have them repaired.
Once the hail storm has passed, it is important to quickly assess your rig for damage. If you notice damage to exterior appliances, siding, or windows, seek out an RV repair shop as soon as feasible.