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Old 02-24-2019, 06:53 AM   #1
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Camper in flooded storage lot

Hi all,

Our Toy Hauler is here in Chattanooga in a flooded storage lot. The water rose last night so it has not been flooded for very long. Currently the water is about 8 inches above the bottom of the frame so there is definitely water inside the camper. Iím wondering if I should try to pull out of the water this morning or if I can let it sit for 24 hours and wait for the water to go down.

If I try to pull it out this morning I think I will get water in my pick up up to the level of about the top of the driver seat. My pick up Is a Ď16 tundra and it does not seem nearly as robust as my old Ď94 80 series Land Cruiser which I sold. It is a limited w electric seats and leather.

What damage can i expect to the camper if it sits 24 hrs? What damage do you think is already done?

How deep do you think the tundra can go before it stalls?

Thanks,
Steve
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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Boy, that's to bad. I would just leave it, the damage is done. I would contact my insurance company first thing Monday. More then likely it's totaled. As far as your truck I wouldn't do that, you will be flooding that also... What a pisser, good luck....
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I recently canceled insurance because I've rarely used it on any vehicles. Wow.
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Sorry

Sorry to say it, but your trailer is already beyond the point of being salvageable. Donít do the same thing to your truck. This really sucks.

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Sorry you are dealing with this. Certainly not a good situation anyway you look at it. But IMO itís Not worth ruining two things. Iíve worked on cars just left wet from sunroofs being left open and that can be extensive damage just from that. I can only imagine what would happen with the amount of water thatís probably deeper than you realize would do to your truck. Also what if the ground is soft and you get stuck? now you are really screwed. Like others have said the damage is done not much you can do. Just wait it out and see what you might be able to salvage from it. I wish you the best of luck!
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:28 AM   #6
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Camper in flooded storage lot

Well I sure wouldnít go in there with your pick up. I watch it close and get it out as soon as the water goes down. Due to no insurance Iíd get right on it with drying equipment as soon as you get it out. Donít look like the water is too high in it. Maybe you can save it ??

Maybe get someone with a tractor and loader to pull it out for you.

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Hi all,

Our Toy Hauler is here in Chattanooga in a flooded storage lot. The water rose last night so it has not been flooded for very long. Currently the water is about 8 inches above the bottom of the frame so there is definitely water inside the camper. Iím wondering if I should try to pull out of the water this morning or if I can let it sit for 24 hours and wait for the water to go down.

If I try to pull it out this morning I think I will get water in my pick up up to the level of about the top of the driver seat. My pick up Is a Ď16 tundra and it does not seem nearly as robust as my old Ď94 80 series Land Cruiser which I sold. It is a limited w electric seats and leather.

What damage can i expect to the camper if it sits 24 hrs? What damage do you think is already done?

How deep do you think the tundra can go before it stalls?

Thanks,
Steve
Just seen the picture, didn't see it before, don't know your layout, but it looks like it up to the bottom of the door, now if you have step up to get in, then the inside might be okay. Figure all your storage is toast, get that stuff out, and your going to have to drop the belly get any insulation out and let it dry out, still a bummer, but might be salvageable if you have to step up to enter...good luck to bad about no insurance
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There us no step up inside the door unfortunately.

The water is now 5Ē higher than the first picture. Itís going the wrong way!
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Well that's to bad, then it will all be gone, did Tenn claim the area a disaster? If so you might get help that way from the Government.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:28 AM   #10
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I'm thinking a total loss.

Good lesson to us to keep that insurance going, never know what tomorrow will bring.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:35 AM   #11
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Your first picture is a XLR (post #1) but your second picture is of a Surveyor (post #8).
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:46 AM   #12
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Your first picture is a XLR (post #1) but your second picture is of a Surveyor (post #8).
I was noticing that too.
I’m wondering if this is just a post to stir things up?
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:47 AM   #13
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Thanks for the quick reply. I recently canceled insurance because I've rarely used it on any vehicles. Wow.
get in there and get it out asap . the longer it sits the worse it will be . looks to only be a foot or so deep can't imagine any truck that couldn't pull in and get it out unless it's just a mud bottom.
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Sline,

I assume the XLR is yours and the Surveyor is not. I don’t believe there are any toy haulers in the Surveyor line. I may be wrong.

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Will be interesting to see where this is going.
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It very well could just be online pictures from the ops storage facility / other people's online photos of their units.

But as for where this is going, sadly I think it will be a a total loss and an expensive mistake.
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2 different pics and now no more comments from sline. Is this a troll posting I wonder??
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:20 PM   #18
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2 different pics and now no more comments from sline. Is this a troll posting I wonder??
Maybe your right, by his bio he joined today, maybe he will get back on the forum and tell us we are wrong...
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:30 PM   #19
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I don't live too far southwest of Chattanooga. We've had rain for about ten days now and flood warnings for a week. If somebody left their rig anywhere near the TN river where everyone knew it was going to crest...and no insurance on it???

Well, anyway....those rigs are a total loss.
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:56 PM   #20
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If you intentionally back your truck into water, I'm not sure how the insurance is going to feel about that.
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