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Old 04-13-2018, 09:24 AM   #21
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What a winter it was, we still have 2 - 3 feet of snow on the ground and it is snowing as we speak.
I can only imagine the sinking feeling when you first discovered the damage but what worries me the most is the snow still on the camper. Once it starts melting much of it will find a way inside through the inverted roof and will definitely destroy what is still intact.
Also, when you have a close look at the slideouts you notice how they are both out of alignment with the sidewall.
Your trailer is still considered new, so you should hopefully get full replacement value if written off.

Btw.: You are in the most beautiful part of the country as remote and rugged as it is.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:32 PM   #22
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I managed to drive to the campsite and hiked in 5 km to get to my TT. I got inside and didn't see any water damage or snow. I cleaned some snow off the roof very carefully and it was mostly light powder. Sent pictures to the dealer and they haven't seen this happen ever. I will keep you posted on my issue going forward.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:37 PM   #23
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Is the third photo the ceiling/wall above the slide?
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The middle of the slide
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Suggestion, Insurance right it off, buy salvage price then build a roof over it if park allows. Movce on for some good times on a nearly new trailer!
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We had 80 inches of snow the week of Christmas 2017. I didn't see one trailer with that kind of damage. However that is a lot of snow around that camper. Wonder if there was a large overhang from drifting at some point that helped pull it down.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:51 PM   #28
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I was finally able to access my trailer for the first time this winter and this is what I seen. Seems my new 2018 Coachman Freedom Express sustained roof damage due to snow. Does this look like a write off? Can it be repaired?
I do know mine is sitting in the snow like that. I sure hope it doesn't look like that.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:30 PM   #29
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I do have insurance to cover the damages. I am in a remote location in Labrador so this is going to ruin my camping season getting this brought to a dealer and getting a new one shipped. So frustrated right now. Brand new trailer that we spend two nights in last fall. I am the only one in the park who has had this issue. Seems to me the heavy snow combined with poor quality contributed to this. I will be pushing for a complete write off for sure.
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Where is labrador?
Labrador City is Northern Canada along the border of Quebec. It's part of the the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It's about an 11 hour drive north of Montreal.
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I was finally able to access my trailer for the first time this winter and this is what I seen. Seems my new 2018 Coachman Freedom Express sustained roof damage due to snow. Does this look like a write off? Can it be repaired?
Back to your original question if it goes through insurance it would be written off only if the repair would cost more that the value of the camper.

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I was in contact with the dealer and they haven't seen anything like this before happen to one of their travel trailers. Dealer said they have had two or more feet of snow on trailers on their lot and haven't had an issue. The dealer wants me to get some more pictures of the unit inside and out. They told me they will do what they can on their end to help me since this unit in brand new and under warranty. They are worried about inside and water damage.
First, please fill out yoru signature so we can see what you have whenever you post.

Second, It sounds as if your dealer is TRULY interested in helping you get it set right. You are indeed a lucky couple. Please keep us informed as to how this turns out.
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We were fortunate that snowfall was less than usual. We are planning putting up a RV enclosure before next winter. Less than 100Ē this year. 235Ē winter before last. We have a similar size RV.
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Back to your original question if it goes through insurance it would be written off only if the repair would cost more that the value of the camper.

Good Luck !!
My travel trailer would have to be towed from campsite which is 70 km north of Labrador City. Then put on a train in Labrador City and shipped to Sept Iles Quebec. Then shipped to either the dealership in Ottawa, Ontario or the Coachmen plant in Indiana. I may never see this unit till next season. Might I add due to heavy snow I can't access my site till probably mid May to even tow it out. Such a headache thinking about this.
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My travel trailer would have to be towed from campsite which is 70 km north of Labrador City. Then put on a train in Labrador City and shipped to Sept Iles Quebec. Then shipped to either the dealership in Ottawa, Ontario or the Coachmen plant in Indiana. I may never see this unit till next season. Might I add due to heavy snow I can't access my site till probably mid May to even tow it out. Such a headache thinking about this.
It happened, of that there is no dispute, is there?
You could not control it, you just have to live with and through it.
Now that it has happened, all those things will have to be done in any event, wouldn't they?

It happened, you didn't want or foresee it, but it happened. Why stress over that which you cannot control?

Look at the up side, your dealer WANTS to help you. Consider how horrible it would be if YOU were without his help! That fact in and of itself should lift you out of the doldrums.

When this is over, you will laugh about it over many campfires. You don't think so now, but you will!
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Guess it depends how deep your pockets are, may be only a couple rafters broke need to be replaced. If the melt/water didn't get inside, take pictures in/out and get an estimate. You may have to go far to find a good RV repair shop who wants the job.
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I cleared the roof today and inspected the inside for leaks and saw no damage. Dealer is still trying to find the best solution to the problem.
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