Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 72
Hail damage on roof

My 2 week old trailer got hit by a hailstorm last week. The skirting in dented up and there are depressions in the roof from the hail. The adjuster mentioned about giving an appearance allowance instead of replacing the roof due to the amount of work involved and since its so new. Sounds logical He offered to replace it if I want to. I think the allowance was $500. What would you do? I'm about problems down the line if I don't fix it. Also the idea is about tearing apart a new trailer doesn't sound great either. I've seen people talk about laying a thin sheet over the existing decking and putting the new rubber over that. What would you do? I think I want to replace it.

2016 Heritage Glen 276RLIS
2013 Chevy 3500 CCSB SRW D/A
tone100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2016, 07:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 254
I would have them fix everything, it's too nice a trailer not to do that.

2012 Windjammer 3001W-Florida Permanent site
2016 Sunset Trail Super Lite 250RB-summer camping and work
2015.5 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ crew cab Z71 4x4
KingFisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
bob dirt's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 206
I would want a big discount from you if I were buying it. I don't know if RV's are like cars, but in Arizona we can make a diminishing value claim on our insurance. If you sell or trade a car to a dealer, they will hold back on the value due to insurance claims.We can recoup that money up front. No, your insurance man won't tell you about it...

I would replace it. $500 is a joke
2016 Forester 2401WS MBS
Life is the cookie
bob dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2016, 08:40 PM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 72
I'll go ahead and replace it. The adjuster was a nice guy and I don't think he was trying to short me. Just offering advice. Now to wait to get it in to get fixed.
2016 Heritage Glen 276RLIS
2013 Chevy 3500 CCSB SRW D/A
tone100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 12:11 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 18
I would try to get cash for cost to replace and leave it as is. Guess depends how bad it is, but that's what I did with my motor home. When I traded it in no one even looked at the roof. Mine had minor damage.
MandK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 02:33 PM   #6
7 Year Class A RV'er
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Winter Park, FL
Posts: 875
Have you considered getting the money for replacement cost and putting on a new type of roof, like those Lifetime Rhino Roofs, or something?
2015 Legacy SR340 360RB
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Toad

Gigi, Poppy and Sadie Lady...On the road, but not full time!
conceptumator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 05:04 PM   #7
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 67
I would think it would depend on how long you plan to have it. If you're going to hang on to it for a long time then try to get cash for the repair then leave as is but if you're planning on selling in a few years then I'd have it repaired. Just my 2 cent. cincia
and my furry kids - Cesare, Cincia, and Dante
Chevy Express 3500 van
Palomino Solaire 251RBSS
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
cincia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 10:55 AM   #8
Kungfu01's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 34
Hail damage repair is expensive!! $500 is not a joke it's an insult. Sounds like you have thousands of dollars in damage to me. I would do like others have said and pocket the cash (once a reasonable offer is made) and just understand you will take a hit on trade in when the time comes. If you have a metal roof I find it hard to believe you will have leaks as a result of this unless we are talking baseball sized hail.

2015.5 salem 30QBSS

Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
- 2015.5 Salem 30QBSS Show Stopper
- Previous 1999 Skamper Lite by Thor
Kungfu01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2016, 11:09 AM   #9
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 72
They gave me $4,100 up front and I can get supplements once I get repaired. It's a rubber roof. Not sure which kind. I think I'll get it replaced this fall. I'll have to look into the rhino roof.

2016 Heritage Glen 276RLIS
2013 Chevy 3500 CCSB SRW D/A
tone100 is offline   Reply With Quote

roo, roof

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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.