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Old 07-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
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2017 microlite Is it totaled??

On our way thru small town tx and a guy forgot to look both ways before crossing over the 2 lane highway and smashed into the front driver side of our TT. Only had this TT for 3 months. Piece coming off the frame is bent slide works but is pushed back about an inch where it should be.. The pics show the rest
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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It's a 21 ds

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Old 07-29-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
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If the frame is OK they can replace the whole side and front! If frame is bent you may be in trouble! What is Ins. saying? Youroo!!
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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We were just 3.5 miles to the park so we pulled in to see the damage. It's camp able but the frame is bent in the front cross piece. Should have police report and get it in for estimate on Monday. Haven't talked to his ins yet. The driver that hit us completely took off the front of his truck said he just forgot to look. Just that he was ok!
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:20 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Ahill333 View Post
said he just forgot to look.
.......up from his cell phone.

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Old 07-30-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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It is very likely there is damage yet to be seen until the skin is off.

I would make sure the person that does the estimate pulls interior panels or what ever is in that corner and the two rear ones.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:01 AM   #7
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.......up from his cell phone.

I'd bet money on it. I've seen countless examples of distracted drivers with their eyes pointed at their laps instead of the road. I firmly believe any accident caused by this should carry the same penalty as a DUI.
Back on topic...sorry your shiny new TT got dinged up. Hopefully it's fixable and the liable party was insured. Good luck!
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #8
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Quite likely totalled.

This is very similar to, but much worse than, a deer strike I had on a similar 'lite' TT a few years ago. That was about a 150lb deer impacting in almost the same place (front left corner) at 60mph. The front wall was popped out of the corner trim (looked easy to pop back into place, not really bent or broken), the cargo door was demolished and a piece of lower plastic skirting gone.

I was in the process of trading up to the 5er I have now and the dealer said if I brought it back after one last trip in the same shape as he had just inspected, all would be good. After, I expected to take a bit of a hit but he just told me to call my insurance agent because he wouldn't touch it now that the frame was bent. Apparently, 'lite' frames are nearly impossible to repair.

I ended up slightly better off after insurance totalled it than I would have on the trade.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:10 PM   #9
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So sorry this happened to you....and after only 3 mos. of ownership.

Please post the outcome--I hope it can be fixed.
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Sorry about the accident, now the fun starts. We have gone through this twice, once for my Dad and once for us. On my Dad's 6 month old rig they could of gone either way, total or repair. My Dad decided to repair, regretted it later, and finally sold it. The repair looked great but they never could could get the electric and hydraulic to work right after that.

My rig was older and they totalled it. We got the check from ins and then bought it back for a nominal fee with a salvage title as the damage was mainly cosmetic and easy to fix. We used it for several more years and then sold it (without a title) to a farmer for a guard shack. And we still had most of the ins money for a new rig.

So if I was you I would push for a total if possible. Most folks seem to come out ahead vs repair if you have that option.

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