Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2016, 10:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 7
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
Name:   ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1469805575.788691.jpg
Views: 1766
Size:  87.3 KB

Name:   ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1469805824.649734.jpg
Views: 1675
Size:  83.9 KB

Name:   ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1469805843.700570.jpg
Views: 1674
Size:  77.3 KB

Name:   ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1469805858.935075.jpg
Views: 1675
Size:  87.1 KB

Ahill333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 7
It's a 21 ds

Ahill333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 9,585
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!!
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 7
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!
Ahill333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 09:20 AM   #5
Senior Member
nomad297's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,192
Originally Posted by Ahill333 View Post
said he just forgot to look.
.......up from his cell phone.

2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
Ford Idaho's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,037
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.
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 10:01 AM   #7
The Texas Traveller
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas Coastal Bend
Posts: 65
Originally Posted by nomad297 View Post
.......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!
DavidBo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #8
Senior Member
DaveSchwartz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Waterloo Region
Posts: 652
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.
2015 Rockwood Signature UltraLite 8282WS Platinum, GY Marathon LRD, TST 507RV TPMS
2005 GMC 2500HD CCSB D/A, Curt E16, Prodigy P2, Garmin RV760LMT w/BC-20 b/u cam

DaveSchwartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 01:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: South central, PA
Posts: 149
So sorry this happened to you....and after only 3 mos. of ownership.

Please post the outcome--I hope it can be fixed.
brewjaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 01:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
NMWildcat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 777
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!!!

Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote


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 12:31 AM.