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Old 11-05-2015, 11:34 AM   #11
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That would almost buff out.

Anyway, SPUTS happen. Glad you were insured and the company was forthright in honoring the policy.
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:48 PM   #12
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So the burning question is, what insurance company? Sounds like a good one.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:33 PM   #13
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Where is this? I want to buy it back from insurance company! I can fix that!
ME TOI.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:41 PM   #14
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One up on you!😜

On the way home from Ocean Lakes, as we were about two miles from home, my wife said: " You are doing so good driving this big rig ( 41 ft XLR 5er @ F-450 Crew Cab long bed), Making your turns so good and wide, I'm so proud of you!�� Well, anyway! As I was turning in the driveway at my home, the DW started telling me to park the rig close to the back door so we could unload it easier. Instead of watching my trailer, I was looking for a place to park it near the back door. Then- kalamablam!!! I had missed the drive by about a foot, the trailer was listing about 30 degrees and I was near a nervous breakdown.

If I had just waited to investigate the situation I would have been fine but I tried to back it out and bent the rear left panel all to haitis. To make a long story short- My son, my brother and a neighbor helped me jack it up and put wooden blocks under the tires and then drove it right out of the ditch.

The story gets better. Being school employees, we were off for Christmas about a month later and I decided to take the rig to the dealer for minor repairs, just some sheet metal replacement that ended up costing about two hundred dollars. Wait, wait the story gets better .�� So after Christmas I went out to hook up the rig to my shiny F-450. The ground was wet from a recent snow. As I backed the truck up to the king pin the rig rolled backwards, over the chocks, and crushed the bed of my truck. Needless to say, Now I am really having a breakdown. Took the rig in for repairs. Took the truck in for repairs. $200 and $3200 respectively. Luckily the insurance paid enough on the truck to repair the RV and pay for the almost 300 mile round trip to the RV dealer(2times). Later on we took a trip to Holden Beach, NC where I scraped a street sign pulling into the camping site and destroyed the front steps and scratched some more sheet metal. Now I have the rig semi-permanently parked at that same campground. ��
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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I had a similar incident. Pulling into Briarcliffe RV Resort, paying too much attention to a super nice Class A going through the gates and all of a sudden I came to a sudden stop. The pole, protecting the gates, went in and bent my slide out arm and few other things, $3,500 worth. A very expensive lesson learned, and I knew better.
I finished my stay and took one more trip in it and now it's in the repair shop.
"I feel your pain"
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #16
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One of the tricks I learned at LazyDays' RV Driving Class was to put markers (small smiley face stickers) on the side view mirrors. They're located so that they appear to be next to the rear wheels when viewed from a normal driving position. When making turns, once the sticker clears an object, there's no possibility of the side of the RV clipping it when making a turn to that side.

This technique does not help you with tail wag when turning the other way.

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Old 11-06-2015, 03:48 PM   #17
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Sure it is there will be subfloor damage, and that takes a ton of work to replace, so from an insurance company point, they will total the coach, resell it (as a damaged unit sale) and be done and not have to worry that the customer will not come back with more issues in the future. People need to understand just looking a picture really does not tell you a thousand things. Happy Camping
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Sure it is there will be subfloor damage, and that takes a ton of work to replace, so from an insurance company point, they will total the coach, resell it (as a damaged unit sale) and be done and not have to worry that the customer will not come back with more issues in the future. People need to understand just looking a picture really does not tell you a thousand things. Happy Camping

Excellent point. I guess that was my whole reason of sharing our experience - be careful! Because sometimes the smallest damage can total your camper!
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