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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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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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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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.......up from his cell phone.

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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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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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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.

Good luck!!!
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Sorry to see this happened to you. We had a close call on our last trip with someone trying to beat a truck, lucky for us they stopped in time. People are either in a rush to be first or not looking.

Hope everything turns out for you. Keep us posted, I'm curious to see how it turns out.
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Will be interesting to hear what your insurance company says. As previously pointed out probably depends on whether or not frame is bent. My son had his pop-up in a storage building when the roof collapsed due to snow. He camper was obviously bent down in the middle and was totaled. best part is he bought the unit used, had it a couple years and the insurance pay off was more than he paid of the unit when he bought it. Surely would not be so lucky with a months old unit.

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Thanks everyone! I'll keep y'all posted..
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microlite is it totaled?

I would haul it to the coming frog rally in August and hand it to them, see what they can do, let them have it and drive home!
They do wounderful work and will do more that they let on.
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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!
Personally I think the penalty should be higher. At least a drunk is looking at the road. Cell phone junkies are are a menace on the road.
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Personally I think the penalty should be higher. At least a drunk is looking at the road. Cell phone junkies are are a menace on the road.
Oh heck, this past year we have passed semis where the driver was reading a book and another that was watching a movie. I just don't get it. But we did call the 1-800 number that was on the back of the trailer of one of them, after we got brave enough to let him pass us.
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Site Team reminder: Let's stay on topic here... stay off the cell phone/distractions and on the topic at hand. Thanks.


OP sorry about your rig. Glad everyone is ok. Please let us know the outcome.
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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!
You should do all of your claims work through your own insurance company. Remember that the other insurance company will be trying to get off the hook. Several years ago, DW had an accident with the other party at fault. Their insurance adjuster called us and started the conversation with DW hitting the other party. It was a pretty short conversation when the adjuster was advised that he already had his facts wrong-his insured was at fault hitting us. Our insurance negotiated and we received the proper payment for damages.
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You should do all of your claims work through your own insurance company. Remember that the other insurance company will be trying to get off the hook. Several years ago, DW had an accident with the other party at fault. Their insurance adjuster called us and started the conversation with DW hitting the other party. It was a pretty short conversation when the adjuster was advised that he already had his facts wrong-his insured was at fault hitting us. Our insurance negotiated and we received the proper payment for damages.
Excellent advice!
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Any update? I'm curious how this turns out for you.
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