Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2016, 03:53 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 63
Question for Joshua Flood Damage 2014 Sunseeker 3010DS

My Sunseeker was in a flood while parked in storage and had 2 1/2 feet of water. There is a water line 2/3 up the first step. Everything in the outside bays had water along with the generator, propane tanks, and the electrical box located on the left by the first step on the inside of the coach. Everything Underneath was damaged along with my automatic levelers. There is a huge amount of rust and my dealer says because of the way the walls come down and attaches to the outside bays they cannot get to every place to remove the rust without removing the upper part of the coach so they want to total it. My insurance company, Progressive, is looking for ways to repair it so they do not have to total it. Also my dealer says there is mold on the walls behind the bays plus the rust as it also sat in the water. Do you think this can be repaired completely?
__________________

__________________
chucknviv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 05:13 AM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
I would say no. There is plywood floor and laminate walls, all of which are affected by water intrusion. Failure may not be immediate but is likely.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 06:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,027
Was it "Salt Water"? Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 09:02 AM   #4
Class C Representative
 
Joshua Cavitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: In a van down by the river
Posts: 605
It sounds like it was in water for a long enough time to cause a significant amount of damage.
I used to buy salvage vehicles and rebuild them but I'd always stay away from flood vehicles because you never know what damage the water has done.
__________________
PLEASE do not send questions via Profile comments or Private Message, my inbox fills up too quickly. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only (VIN, Contact info or things you do not want the public to see).
Joshua Cavitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 09:06 AM   #5
Who Dares, Wins
 
doc73's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 4,825
I cannot believe that they would try and fix it! Flood vehicles are never right even if you fix the visible stuff the inside and especially the electric/electronic side is never right.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
__________________

Pat, Jen & Heather... Oh yeah and our trained attack trailer cat, Cinnamon-EOW 11/22/2017
2015 ChevyHD D-Max
2018 Artic Wolf 315tbh8
doc73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 10:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 557
Walk away from it.
If Progressive does not total it, tell them that they will be called on EVERY problem that pops up in the future as long as you own it.
Did it intrude into the cab? Over the rocker panels?
If so- there will be cab/chassis wiring issues potentially also.
Were your batteries disconnected? (chassis and box)
If there was 12 volt running- chances of every module being damaged are good.
The potential issues are long.
Mold- sure
Good luck.
__________________
"If you are going through hell..keep going"
W. Churchill
Total Loss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 10:31 AM   #7
Gold Miner At Heart
 
Papa-t's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: N.C. Blue Ridge Mtns.
Posts: 293
Yea I agree. The problem (some) may be fixed now but long term is another story. I would not only be concerned with wiring issues but mold that could possibly be a health risk. Put it to them that way and they will probably total it out. I wouldn't want to take the chances. Good luck and let us know the outcome.
__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 10:40 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
trbomax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 981
When I was in the marina bussiness we delt with quite a few "sinkers". The rust that you are seeing is not just from being in the watr,it is a result of the electrolytic action between th pos batt terminals an ground. Everything that in anyway is connected to the ground terminal will "plate off(like reverse electroplate)" to anything that is connected to the hot side.The water is the electrolyte.The more "active" the metal,such as zink hardware,aluminum,the quicker the destructive process. It will continue untill the batterys are totaly dead or the unit is removed from the water.Anything with an electrical connection will be junk.

Depending on the length of time it was submerged,any steel could suffer what is known as :nitrogen embritlement" from the electrolytic pricess.Bearings,springs,even the frame if it sat long enough.A friend of mine back in toledo owns a metal pickeling shop where they clean rusty metal with a process similar to what happened here. They use a sacrifical anode attached to the steel at key points to reduce the embritlement process.
__________________
trbomax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 11:03 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,270
I am impressed this has not morphed into the Progressive sucks, they really put a screwing to me, my insurance is better than yours thread by now. It has been over 6 hours too.

That's SOP for any insurance company on a flood damage claim, especially for something only a few years old with a high replacement value.

They tend to look at motorized RV's more as they look at cars, trucks and other motorized vehicles and do not take into account the "wood factor". If it was a trailer they would total it without even looking. Now they have to go through all the procedures or some bean counter up the corporate ladder would be handing someone their A## in a hand-basket.
__________________
Mr Havercamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 11:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
RedLdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,217
"Repaired" flood damaged vehicles are a nightmare waiting to happen... Even if all the visible damage is repaired you won't know what unseen damage wasn't repaired. When you start having problems with the electrical system, mold, de-laminating floors, or whatever in a couple of years good luck getting the insurance company to cover it...

Don't forget the water also contaminated your chassis. The axle, transmission, front suspension, brakes, wiring and frame were also soaking in the flood gunk. Everything is suspect in those areas as well. Ask your Chevy or Ford dealer what they think as well as the RV dealership.

I'd be telling Progressive to come pick up their RV...
__________________

__________________
Wayne and Christine
2018 Sunseeker FT TS2390
Chassis: Ford Transit 350HD, 3.7L Gas, Six speed automatic

RedLdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014, sunseeker

Thread Tools
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



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 AM.