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Old 11-28-2012, 06:14 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear this. does the storage lot have to pay for damage? or does it fall upon you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear this. does the storage lot have to pay for damage? or does it fall upon you.
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I have to look for the contract I signed but I'm sure they claim 0 liability. The door can be repaired, I just wish they would have used the stupid zipper rather than take a utility knife to the cover as it made a nice arch in the fiberglass where they cut it. I feel sick about that.

One follow-up question: I have to drive it ~60 miles to my dealer for the repair. Do you all think it's ok to drive without that window? I'm afraid anything I do to cover it will blow off on the freeway.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #23
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I see people driving around with missing car windows and plastic taped over it to keep out the elements; some look like they have been driving around like that for a very long time, probably don't have the extra money to get it fixed.
I would try taping plastic over it. 60 miles is still 60 miles.
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I know you are going to have to take it to the dealer for the fiberglass fix. But have you tried to contact a glass company that replaces house and car windows? I am wondering if they might be cheaper than a dealer? Just in case something like this happens to me. Had a trailer next to mine that someone tried to break into few weeks ago. I discovered it while checking on mine. The owner of the lot when I called him about it said he drives by and looks at them all everyday and never noticed it.
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I know you are going to have to take it to the dealer for the fiberglass fix. But have you tried to contact a glass company that replaces house and car windows? I am wondering if they might be cheaper than a dealer? Just in case something like this happens to me. Had a trailer next to mine that someone tried to break into few weeks ago. I discovered it while checking on mine. The owner of the lot when I called him about it said he drives by and looks at them all everyday and never noticed it.
You're right, I've found the door glass on line, both plain and decorative for maybe 30-50 and very easy to install with two piece frame, bout 15 minutes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #26
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punkaccountant - was this in FL? Our storage lot had about that many break-ins recently. My TT was at dealer but still prompted me to install wildlife/trail camera to spy on trailer while in storage. At least I'll see who does what.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #27
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punkaccountant - was this in FL? Our storage lot had about that many break-ins recently. My TT was at dealer but still prompted me to install wildlife/trail camera to spy on trailer while in storage. At least I'll see who does what.
Not in FL...it was in Ohio. That's a good idea about the wildlife camera. I am planning to take it somewhere else and will seek out indoor storage somewhere. I am upset by the lot owner as about 6 weeks ago, upon returning our TT after a trip, I noticed broken glass in several places. He stated that the MH next to us had "dropped something". It turns out after speaking to the police that they had a series of break-ins then and the owner was deliberately keeping it from me. I confronted him about it and he made up a different conversation he had with me. Anyway, probably more than anyone wants to know but I am just upset about the whole situation so I am venting here. Sorry.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #28
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hope the can catch the person who did it
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #29
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Very unfortunate.

Be careful with the tape. The red tape used in home construction holds really well however may leave residue that is hard to clean off. Suggest removing the frame and using it to hold the plastic in place, or as others recommended fix locally.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #30
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Get 4 signs stating "surveillance camera's in use" and duct tape them on each side of the cover. Other than that, move to a storage facility with them.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #31
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Not in FL...it was in Ohio.
Where abouts in NE Ohio. I also live in NE Ohio. I'm very happy with my storage lot. It's inside all winter.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #32
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If you are any where near a boat repair shop go see them about repairs to gel coat. They seem to do much better with that then RV repair shops. Took my Goldwing to the for a paint repair and they did a great job cheaper than the dealer.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #33
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I left mine at a dealer nearby for a few weeks this summer. I was worried most of the time about something happening to it. I leave mine parked out in the driveway beside our house. I hope they catch the people who broke into yours. I know that I need to get the serial number now off of my television and secure it. Keep us updated on any apprehensions.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:28 PM   #34
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Where abouts in NE Ohio. I also live in NE Ohio. I'm very happy with my storage lot. It's inside all winter.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #35
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Several years ago we had a camper that was broken into. We used to keep it our our inlaws house when not in use unfortunatly the door was on the side that did not face the house so they never heard or saw anything. Must have been kids, they basically stole things like pots, pans, and silverware. Left the TV and other electronics. Make that dumb kids. Our insurance company took care of it, but have to say those automobile insurance adjusters don't know squat about campers. They gave us an estimate on replacing the entire door, and window that was broken. I was able to get the windows fixed for a few hundred dollars, pocketing a couple of grand that they estimated it would cost to replace the camper door, and the kitchen window. Used some of that to buy new pots, pans and silverware. I did buy and install a alarm\motion sensor in the camper afterwards ran on a 9 volt battery. Have not done anything for the new camper, hopefully won't have too.
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Several years ago we had a camper that was broken into. We used to keep it our our inlaws house when not in use unfortunatly the door was on the side that did not face the house so they never heard or saw anything. Must have been kids, they basically stole things like pots, pans, and silverware. Left the TV and other electronics. Make that dumb kids. Our insurance company took care of it, but have to say those automobile insurance adjusters don't know squat about campers. They gave us an estimate on replacing the entire door, and window that was broken. I was able to get the windows fixed for a few hundred dollars, pocketing a couple of grand that they estimated it would cost to replace the camper door, and the kitchen window. Used some of that to buy new pots, pans and silverware. I did buy and install a alarm\motion sensor in the camper afterwards ran on a 9 volt battery. Have not done anything for the new camper, hopefully won't have too.
Sounds like good insurance. Some insurance companys don't cover theft unless the trailer is stolen.
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To be honest with you I was surprised too. I called the auto insurance company, MetLife and they sent an adjuster. I believe they covered it under comprehensive, not collision.
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We just recieved a call from our dealer to tell us that our unit was one of several that were broken into last weekend. (it was in for some warranty work). The good news was no damage other than the lock was broken and nothing was taken that we can tell.

Even so, we feel violated. My wife informed me that we will not go camping anywhere untill we wash everything in it.
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We just recieved a call from our dealer to tell us that our unit was one of several that were broken into last weekend. (it was in for some warranty work). The good news was no damage other than the lock was broken and nothing was taken that we can tell.

Even so, we feel violated. My wife informed me that we will not go camping anywhere untill we wash everything in it.
So sorry to hear that happened to you. Can't blame your wife. There are some real winners out there.
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Our unit is at the dealers now. After inspecting it closer, I found some more damage with the Murphy bed. They wanted to see what was behind it and instead of putting it down, they tried to force it and it cracked the wood on the bed and the cherry paneling.
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