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Old 01-02-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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Staying at Tampa East RV Resort in Seffner. Pulled in Dec. 17th, set up, nice place. Visiting relatives in Plant City for the holidays. On Saturday, the 26 th, drove my F-350 to brother-in- laws house, and was crunched in a hit and run. $6000 in damages to my truck. FLHP was very nice, but told me that this happens all the time here, with no license, no insurance, warrant, etc. Insurance is taking care of the truck, and it's in the body shop now. Expected completion date ??? Problem is that my reservation here ends on Jan. 12th. No amount of negotiations with them have worked, they are at max capacity on the 13-18th for the big Tampa RV show. With no tow vehicle, I can't move my 42' 18,000 lb 5th wheel. Coach net will move it, but there is nowhere to go. Every campground is booked. We did get a rental car, and we could get a hotel, but we have our 3 dogs with us. I have called 12 campgrounds, all full. We need to stay in the area, but have now expanded our search. Gotta wait till Monday the 4th to start trying again.
I'm sure it will all work out, just venting a bit!
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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Try Rambler's Rest in Venice. Probably a bit further than you want to go but they always seem to have a space for short termers.
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Ouch that sucks. I have been the victim of a hit and run previously too. $12,000in damages to a vehicle that was less than a year old. Never caught the guy. Hopefully some members here will have solutions on places to stay. I wish you luck.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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Try Tropical Palms in Kissimmee. It may be further than you want to go, but it is a possibility.
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Might ask shop if they can make it drive-able by the 12th even if not painted etc. Move it an bring TV back PIA but an option.
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Staying at Tampa East RV Resort in Seffner. Pulled in Dec. 17th, set up, nice place. Visiting relatives in Plant City for the holidays. On Saturday, the 26 th, drove my F-350 to brother-in- laws house, and was crunched in a hit and run. $6000 in damages to my truck. FLHP was very nice, but told me that this happens all the time here, with no license, no insurance, warrant, etc. Insurance is taking care of the truck, and it's in the body shop now. Expected completion date ??? Problem is that my reservation here ends on Jan. 12th. No amount of negotiations with them have worked, they are at max capacity on the 13-18th for the big Tampa RV show. With no tow vehicle, I can't move my 42' 18,000 lb 5th wheel. Coach net will move it, but there is nowhere to go. Every campground is booked. We did get a rental car, and we could get a hotel, but we have our 3 dogs with us. I have called 12 campgrounds, all full. We need to stay in the area, but have now expanded our search. Gotta wait till Monday the 4th to start trying again.

I'm sure it will all work out, just venting a bit!

I don't know how much mechanical damage, but if the fender is just touching the tire maybe see if a body shop will do a quick temp repair. Then finish your holiday and repair your F-350 at home.


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OP Quoted "Coachnet will move it" "but no where to go" unquote I had to read it twice myself
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How about Lazydays RV in Tampa?
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Staying at Tampa East RV Resort in Seffner. Pulled in Dec. 17th, set up, nice place. Visiting relatives in Plant City for the holidays. On Saturday, the 26 th, drove my F-350 to brother-in- laws house, and was crunched in a hit and run. $6000 in damages to my truck. FLHP was very nice, but told me that this happens all the time here, with no license, no insurance, warrant, etc. Insurance is taking care of the truck, and it's in the body shop now. Expected completion date ??? Problem is that my reservation here ends on Jan. 12th. No amount of negotiations with them have worked, they are at max capacity on the 13-18th for the big Tampa RV show. With no tow vehicle, I can't move my 42' 18,000 lb 5th wheel. Coach net will move it, but there is nowhere to go. Every campground is booked. We did get a rental car, and we could get a hotel, but we have our 3 dogs with us. I have called 12 campgrounds, all full. We need to stay in the area, but have now expanded our search. Gotta wait till Monday the 4th to start trying again.
I'm sure it will all work out, just venting a bit!
May try Hillsborough River S/P @ 813-987-6771; State parks sometimes hold a few sites vacant for emergency situations: worth a try.
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OP Quoted "Coachnet will move it" "but no where to go" unquote I had to read it twice myself
Yes but he was planning to move somewhere on the 12th if no accident.
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