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Old 12-01-2015, 04:59 AM   #15
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Here is a before and after of the camper fire

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Old 12-01-2015, 06:21 AM   #16
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I do not have a truck large enough to use as a truck bed camper so I am going to build a custom double axle trailer...
Heath, sorry to hear of your loss.

If you are building a custom trailer, why not consider making it a 5th wheel type. Your first picture



Almost had me thinking of the Quantum5 posted here.



Is there anything salvageable off the old Scamp frame? Even to use as a template/guide?
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:55 AM   #17
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Yes the front part of the frame that would go under the bed with the hitch on it and the legs that crank up and down are all still good I am thinking about doing just that

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:34 PM   #18
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Heath I sure hope it was insured.

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Hi Alf. Nice to hear from you and thanks. Going to take a ton of work but should be worth it. I think the worst part was lost all my hunting gear that my wife got me for our anniversary. But it is all just stuff. We had it parked at a family friends hunting cabin. The cabin had a chimney fire that started on a day the wind was blowing around 50 mph. Blew the flame right over the camper. Lost the cabin amd the camper in one shot.

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: this is when insurance is so important but most people think it will never happen to me and Voila look what happened.
Same thing for People who live in apartments they get out but the rest of their belongings don't and they did not buy the $300 a year package insurance deal.
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Well unfortunately, it was parked at the cabin all year so didn't think I needed insurance because it would have been covered under home owner if this were to happen. Never thought the homeowners woukd not have had ins.

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Old 12-01-2015, 01:18 PM   #20
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Well unfortunately, it was parked at the cabin all year so didn't think I needed insurance because it would have been covered under home owner if this were to happen. Never thought the homeowners woukd not have had ins.

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Sadly insurance on rural properties that are a long way away from emergency services can be very expensive because the remoteness adds to the risk. I have met people in rural Idaho and Alaska with properties that have no fire insurance. The premium would be about half the market value of the structure or more per year, because it would take well over an hour for the fire department to arrive. In both cases the property owners asked us to be very careful around the property. I Like being in remote places but the risk of fire, injury and bears is always on m mind. I'm sorry for your loss. In reality it could happen to any of us.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:26 AM   #21
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I have been informed that their insurance would not of

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Well unfortunately, it was parked at the cabin all year so didn't think I needed insurance because it would have been covered under home owner if this were to happen. Never thought the homeowners woukd not have had ins.

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: covered your trailer it would of had to of been insured by you not your friends insurance.
I really feel bad when I see things like this happen as it costs a lot to replace this type of item, plus what you had will hard to find again if that is what your going after.
My wife was a insurance under writer all of her working life and I know our MH is insured way past replacement if something like this were to happen and it is now 17 years old but we like it the way it is as this model is real hard to find.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:31 AM   #22
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Jack is right on that one and also there are no fire hydrants

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Sadly insurance on rural properties that are a long way away from emergency services can be very expensive because the remoteness adds to the risk. I have met people in rural Idaho and Alaska with properties that have no fire insurance. The premium would be about half the market value of the structure or more per year, because it would take well over an hour for the fire department to arrive. In both cases the property owners asked us to be very careful around the property. I Like being in remote places but the risk of fire, injury and bears is always on m mind. I'm sorry for your loss. In reality it could happen to any of us.
: in the back country to fight a fire unless your sitting on a lake, even where we had our cabin there wasn't even a fire dept and our property sat on lake front but we were so far back it would of taken at least 45minutes to haul the pump out and then roll all the hose out and it is just 1 1/2" hose one hose and one fire pump not going to do much damage.
But will keep the trees around it from burning but that is about all.
My wife managed to find us insurance even with us heating with wood in the old log part and electric heat in the new addition and we also cooked on wood. Lucky us it was a replacement Insurance policy but with both of us working we were able to afford the luxury of Ins.
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