Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Model Specific Forums > Sunline Travel Trailers
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-24-2020, 05:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 13
SUN #5510
capecamper is an unknown quantity at this point
I want to repair the wheel skirts

I have a pristine 2006 T264SR. All showroom, except the plastic wheel skirts and trim around the steps are cracked in many places. Replacements are expensive and flat. The originals bend around the contours of the camper.

Has anyone tried to repair the originals? I plan to use a lightweight epoxy and some kind of cloth like for auto body repair.

Any suggestions?

capecamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2020, 06:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Maryland
Posts: 116
SUN #11755
Torskdoc423 is an unknown quantity at this point
I'd take them off and repair from the back side with Fiberglass resin and cloth. If the flanges are cracked extend the fiberglass cloth onto the flanges. Let harden and then sand out the high spots on the flanges, and trim the edges of the cloth to the flanges. Extend the resin out past the cloth 1" minimum. If the cracks fill with resin all the better. Just sand smooth on the outside and use spot filler (red stuff in the tube), sand smooth then paint.

Torskdoc423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2020, 07:23 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 361
SUN #2943
Tod Osier is an unknown quantity at this point
I get it on the expense, and I love DIY projects and am handy with fiberglass, but darn I don't think I'd attempt that. The Icon parts are well made and when I put them on, they went on smoothly and look really sharp. I was able to reuse nearly all the original holes and get it on looking perfect. Went on quick too and tight enough that I didn't recaulk them to cover the skirt to trailer like the factory job. I bedded all the screws and the unfilled original screw holes in dicor. The new ones take just the same shape as the original.

2006 Sunline T-1950
2019 Ford F-250
Tod Osier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2020, 10:01 AM   #4
JohnB's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 11,022
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
Hi capecamper,

There are a few ways how to do this. I went the ABS solvent weld method and welded in other rigid ABS plastic or stainless steel as needed depending on what the repair needed.

I have repaired ABS fender skirts and other ABS plastic parts on my big camper or my project campers with very good and lasting success. This post helps explain how solvent welding will work and how I did it.

Since that post, I have done the same process on fender skirts, especially where the screw holes crack out. In that case, I weld in a stainless flat washers into the big hole and that fixes the cracked out holes. I just never got the pics up on the web yet, but have them if needed.

On your T-264SR, I think yours has the gold big flare in the center between the tires fenders??. And that the big flare between the tires bows out in the heat. Is that right? Posting pics helps us know what you are up against and better how to fix it .

I have a method that can help with the bow out flare, but before I type a bunch on a problem that you may not have, give us some more what is cracked/broke. Again, pics in these cases really helps.

Hope this helps


PS. I have also bought the Icon replacement parts, AC shrouds, shower domes, and including fender skirts when so much of my old fender was "missing" from a tire failure. While they cost, I have had very good luck with any of their products and they have good quality.
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheel skirts for a 1982 sunline single axel Cathyj Sunline Community 1 09-05-2020 05:04 AM
Fifth Wheel Wheel Well Problem ihsolutions Sunline Community 4 07-15-2009 05:52 PM
Replacement Fender Skirts partimcmpr Repairs and Maintenance 6 06-15-2009 04:45 AM
Fender Skirts and Tire Cover Sunline Fan Accessories, Parts, Etc. For Sale 0 11-09-2007 10:22 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 AM.