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Old 04-26-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation Suggestions on getting this damage fixed.

My wife hit a 3' tall construction cement barrier pulling out of our storage lot. The dealer I bought the trailer from, Bob Ledford's Adventure Motorhomes, can't get me in until the first week of June.

I have a Camping World and a Campers Inn near me. Additionally, there are a couple if independent RV places near by. What are people thoughts about Camping World and Campers Inn? Expensive or do they all charge the same? Should I really use a Forrest River dealer to do the repair?

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I'm expecting this is going to cost me a few thousand.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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Except for the awning and steps is anything else non-functional? If not and you are a little handy I would replace the steps and either remove the awning or replace the arm. Then get the rest fixed off season. No idea on the cost but it was over 1K to replace a door over 10 years ago.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:05 PM   #3
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Not sure what's not functional. I suspect the door will have issues. The awning and steps for sure.
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Since it's not warranty work, and if your insurance doesn't have 'preferred' places, I'd get an independent repair place to quote it and see how long it'll take them to get it in and get it fixed. There's no need to get a Grey Wolf (FR) dealer to work on it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:15 PM   #5
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That's what insurance is for.
I would try and find an independent, service only shop that could handle the repairs. If you go to most dealers, it will be there for a lengthy period.
And yep, it's going to be a big bill.
Good luck and hopefully it won't be too painful an experience.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:30 PM   #6
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Thanks, there's an independent small dealership that can work on it as soon as parts come in. I'll call my insurance company and verify they don't have requirements on who repairs it. And hopefully, I'll get a quote tomorrow.

Not having to take it to a Forest River dealer makes this so much easier for me.

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Old 04-26-2019, 01:32 PM   #7
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Wow, that hurts.


Without seeing the damage under the skin it is tough to even begin to think what this would involve. I would not be surprised to see a repair bill for that at 10-15K$. I would suspect that once insurance gets involved this rig will end on on COPARTS for sale with a salvage title.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:33 PM   #8
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Personally I would use Bob Ledfords over Camping World or Campers Inn. However, due to the distance from where you live to Ledfords go for an independent RV shop.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:37 PM   #9
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Close to you is Apalachee RV on 316 just northeast of Lawrenceville. They are completely independent and do this type of repair work all the time. Good at what they do.

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ouch.
sorry for your loss but at least your spouse will drive a truck with a trailer. mine won't
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:50 PM   #11
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Apalachee RV is pretty close to me. I'll definitely give them a call. I called Camper City, up 985 at Exit 9. They don't have a backlog. I'll give Apalachee a call this afternoon too.

I hope it's not a 15k repair. The Awning was damaged before this, and needed some work. I called Ledford, and they said to replace an awning, it's typically 1000-1200. I really don't want to have this one totaled.
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ouch.
sorry for your loss but at least your spouse will drive a truck with a trailer. mine won't
She usually once a month she'll take the trailer to the state park on the lake for the weekend, about 40min from us. She'll park it and set it all up. I'll usually come up Sat at dinner and then help it get put back in to storage the next morning.
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If you're going to a seasonal spot, you might want to consider having your insurance company hiring a local vendor to repair it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:06 PM   #14
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Just curious, a construction barrier was hit in a storage lot? Since there are no circumstances available, was this barrier obstructing the path of large objects such as a TT? I guess the point here is, might the storage lot have some responsibility?

It appears by the exterior damage that there may be structural damage to the frame and likely the interior wall. It will be interesting to see what an adjuster will say on this one. I have seen them go to salvage with similar damage. It could be a blessing.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:11 PM   #15
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The barriers were placed on the road, since there is road construction on the 2 lane road. she wasn't going fast pulling out, so I'm hoping there isn't structural damage.

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It would be interesting to see if the gap in the barriers in the road, and the width of the lane was sufficient for a turn by a towable.

If at all questionable, it might be worth it to take some pictures and measurements for the insurance company.
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From the looks of it, I wouldn't be surprised if the insurance company did total it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:26 PM   #18
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I'll snap some picks. When I pull out, I'm nervous. She's taken it out a few times before this. I'll be glad when what ever they're doing is done. I think I am going to look at other storage lots in the area and see if they might have a better turn out opening.
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When someone backed into our Rockwood a couple weeks ago, I took it to Spartan RV & Marine in Oakwood, GA. I could not get Appalachee RV to call me back. Aaron, the owner of Spartan, used to work at Appalachee. His shop is spotless and they did excellent work.

There website is Spartan RV & Marine | RV and Marine Repair and Painting
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Thanks, there's an independent small dealership that can work on it as soon as parts come in. I'll call my insurance company and verify they don't have requirements on who repairs it. And hopefully, I'll get a quote tomorrow.

Not having to take it to a Forest River dealer makes this so much easier for me.

Thanks everyone.
IO do not believe an insurance can mandate a certain repair shop. They may suggest one based on their knowledge of what is available but the final decision is up to the insured.
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