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Old 04-09-2018, 09:12 AM   #1
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Water Damage inside of wall

I purchased a wildcat 344QB new in 2012. I check the camper every year for leaks and perform general maintenance. Just a few weeks ago I noticed a spot on the rear wall in the bunkhouse area. Through further investigating, I discovered that there is water damage inside of the wall and it appears that the leaking area has came from water leaking at the bottom of one of the windows in the bunkhouse. Of course I called my Insurance Company(Progressive) and they stated that the insurance doesn't cover this kind of damage. So my question is, "How am I suppose to know that there is damage inside of the wall". I can understand if I noticed some kind of damage and I failed to act on same, but this??? Any suggestions??????
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:27 AM   #2
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I purchased a wildcat 344QB new in 2012. I check the camper every year for leaks and perform general maintenance. Just a few weeks ago I noticed a spot on the rear wall in the bunkhouse area. Through further investigating, I discovered that there is water damage inside of the wall and it appears that the leaking area has came from water leaking at the bottom of one of the windows in the bunkhouse. Of course I called my Insurance Company(Progressive) and they stated that the insurance doesn't cover this kind of damage. So my question is, "How am I suppose to know that there is damage inside of the wall". I can understand if I noticed some kind of damage and I failed to act on same, but this??? Any suggestions??????
This is pretty common. Insurance companies will tell you that this falls under preventative maintenance. It's why it's so necessary to go over your entire rig with a fine tooth comb every once in a while.

It sucks but there's really nothing you can do. You'll likely have to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket.

I have a friend that didn't know they had a leak until they found a mushroom literally growing out of their wall. They are at a seasonal site and didn't get out to check on their trailer much.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:31 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. If you are asking for a response to the insurance company I have no idea. If you are asking how you verify there is damage in the wall, you could drill a small hole big enough for a bore-a-scope to view the inside or remove some of the inside wall material off to inspect for damage.
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