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Robert K Morrison
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The dealer close to my house damaged the underneath of the tunnell by using a forklift to take the sled on and off the trailer. Forks had padding but still dented and removed paint. Can these dents be corrected or will they never look the same again? The dealer has agreed to touch up the paint but can they do anything about the dents? Or should I be satisfied with them just touching up the spots where the paint was removed?
 

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more than likely an aluminum tunnel, you will never get it back to showroom straight. From there its really your call, can you live with it as is?
 

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Robert K Morrison
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Realistically it is not that bad however it peeves me that a dealer would damage your sled. Especially considering I asked before they moved it if the sled would get damaged by the forklift. I am a perfectionist so if it can be corected I want it corrected. If I hit something or did the damage myself that is one thing but having someone else damage your property really makes me mad. I think they said they would touch up the paint so it wouldn't rust but do you think I should push them to try and correct the dents as well?
 

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Well if its aluminum, which it most likley is. it obv wont rust but i think there just trying to make you happy with the least amount of work
 

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how did they manage to dent your tunnel with the forklift? my dealer has used the forklift on my sled atleast 3 times never had any damage....
 

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I agree with aduck. If you took your car in for service and the mechanic sideswipe the shop bay door with it, you would expect them to fix it wouldn't you. If it takes a new tunnel to make it good, then that's their problem not yours.
 

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What ever happend did they rectify the problem? I just had this happen to me and there dennying it’s even possible with a forklift I’m pissed! Don’t know where to go from here
 

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Dents in the tunnel compromise the strength of the tunnel. Cosmetics aside, depending on where the dent is, it certainly could compromise the safety of the sled. They build sleds to be as light as possible, which means when they are intact, they meet design criteria for strength. All bets are off when things get dented. JMHO, mind you...
 
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