Went to Hollister Hills SVRA on Sunday...had a lot of fun driving around on the trails going up to the top lookout area. Coming down we accidentally got on a road that had a badly eroded steep hill. I made the turn to start going down but tried to avoid a rut by hugging a tree...and I hugged it too closely. The camper shell hit the trunk of the tree and broke one of the rack supports and bent in the rain catch above the sliding panel window, causing it to deform away from the shell and opening a bit of a hole
After looking closer the inside frame for the window was bent up, you can kinda see it in the last picture. That sheered two of the bolts there...
I'm trying to find a picture of the place it happened, but no one was taking pictures there and I can't find it online. I'll search a little more, though.
Attached are the damage photos.
Since it's supposed to rain here for the next few days I did a quick silicon seal where that rain catch pulled away from the shell to reduce the amount of water leaked into the cab. After today's rain it looks like it worked pretty well, but there's still a new leak over there and I don't know where it's coming from...
I've also tried to find aluminum channeling to replace that upright, but couldn't find any in Davis. I might check Home Depot
in Woodland, but even if I do find straight aluminum channeling I need a bend in it to match the angles of the original pieces. I don't think I'll be able to bend the channel because of the U-shape. If anyone has any other ideas, I'm open to them. I'm still searching for oem replacements