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Old 06-22-2022, 12:27 AM   #1
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Repair Grey Wolf 23MK Worth The Effort

Late 2020 my wife and I bought a 2021 Grey Wolf 23MK trailer. We love it. Unfortunately a storm this memorial weekend has put an end to it. Insurance is going to total it out. I'm having a hard time convincing myself that I shouldn't try and repair it. Everything on the trailer outside the direct damage still works - awning, slideout, lights, electrical, appliances. The back end obviously needs to be rebuilt. The back quarter on both sides needs to be straightened and/or rebuilt. About 1/3 of the roof needs to be rebuilt. Air conditioner and skylight both need to be replaced. I'm a fairly handy guy. Am I crazy to attempt to rebuild? If so, are there outfits that can rebuild? Should I have them just haul it away?
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Old 06-22-2022, 01:00 AM   #2
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That tree landed in a way that created maximum damage, didn't it? So sorry that happened.
That's a lot of structural damage. There also might be damage to the frame that you can't see. You probably should just have it hauled away and buy a new Grey Wolf or similar rv.

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Old 06-22-2022, 05:05 AM   #3
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..... Am I crazy to attempt to rebuild?
Yes! Let them total it!!!
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Old 06-22-2022, 01:44 PM   #4
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Insurance is going to give full value for what is was originally insured for, $22K. Still owe $6K on the loan. Unfortunately camper prices have gone up considerably so it would cost me almost $10-15K more out of pocket to buy equivalent. Could I take insurance $ and rebuild?
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Have you seen the price of materials and parts? Take the insurance money, look for a good price on a used if you need to. RV prices are starting to come down....
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Unless you have the skill set and the time, I would move on.
You most certainly will have issues getting help and parts from Cherokee.
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Old 06-22-2022, 02:29 PM   #7
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Crazy? No, insane is a better word. That unit is not economically repairable.
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Old 06-23-2022, 11:59 AM   #8
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By totaling the trailer, the insurance company is giving you a hint of the expense to repair it. The rule of thumb is that if the repair is more expensive than the value of a new vehicle (or trailer), it is cheaper for insurance to total it. It comes down to the ratio of repair cost to new purchase. Yes, the price has gone up, but your insurance company is telling you that repair will be as expensive, if not more so, than the original cost of that trailer.
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