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Old 08-03-2014, 05:26 PM   #29
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We have a teardrop that we are using. Its hard going back to no bathroom.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #30
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Ken,
I'm sorry this happened and its very good no one was hurt. Still its a big pita.
I suggest you order the Scamp now and have the insurance company or the company that owned the truck that hit you, pay for delivery to your door. New bikes, bike rack and the cost of any mods you have done to your camper should also be part of the settlement. And until its delivered, they should pay for you to rent a travel trailer for your use until the Scamp is delivered. If they whine, ask them if they think you should get a lawyer.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #31
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That sounds like an excellent idea. Don't give up too quickly.
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:46 PM   #32
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First, I'm just happy to hear that no one was hurt, but gosh, what a shame. I hope the process for getting a new Scamp goes smoothly for you and that you'll soon be out traveling again.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #33
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This brings to mind something that I intend to try to do. Add a third break light. It is a proven researched fact that it reduces and rate of rear end collisions. Here are some web sites. History of Flashing Third Brake Light - Safe Braking Technology
http://http://www.apa.org/research/action/brake.aspx
I think we should as a group ask the camper manufacturers to do this as part of their build. One thing I am going to do is put my receiver hitch light in the receiver of my camper when. I will have to add some wiring to give it power.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #34
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If it is going to get junked by the insurance company ask where it's going to go. Likely some salvage company. Post the info here. Over the years I have seen quite a few people looking for parts posting requests. It's a way we can help each other and some good coming from this.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:45 PM   #35
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I just realized this is Ken and Pat that we met at Fish Creek. Sorry for your loss. Just more to deal with and good there was no injury. This must be a bad year for fiberglass campers as a Uhaul owner had their trailer rear ended. Theirs is probably fixable but no one yet wants to retrieve it from Wyoming to attempt the repair. We alternate between the teardrop and the Uhaul.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:28 PM   #36
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...Materials can be replaced , you and your companions are OK is most important. My suggestion thru your photos is : Due to your trailer's tail lights are too small, with the rear bicycles hanging there, some one could point out as of your faults, some sorts of blocking rear end signals in case of accident...Just look at my photos, my modification for extended rack is clearly stayed away from tail lights. It has rear receiver to insert bike rack but I NEVER USE IT ON THE ROAD. In fact, all of my bikes are stored INSIDE the Trillium ( maximum 5 bicycles at one time)...
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:14 AM   #37
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I mounted an extra set of lights on our rear bike rack for better visibility from behind.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:09 AM   #38
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A little buffing compound and wax good as new huh, LOL
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Hi: Ken in Pa... At least you've kept your sense of humour!!! I'm glad my wife insisted we get the extra set of lights on "Escape Hatch II".
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:44 AM   #39
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I feel for you.
We had a driverless car roll into the side of our trailer a few weeks back. A few hours passed before the police finally authorized a tow truck to separate the two. Only then did we realize the corner of the car that we thought had penetrated our trailer had been knocked off by the hyrdo pole it hit a few feet before.

During that time all I could imagine was Phil4500's write off a few years earlier. Turns out all we had was a few smudges in the gel coat and stickers. Most of that was from the tow truck jerk.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:42 AM   #40
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I had to take a day to think about this. We lost a Trillium about 20 years ago. It got loose and rolled. Heartbreaking is one word that comes to mind. Shock, that lasts a while is another. Thankfully, no personal injuries and material things can be replaced.
On the practical side of things, if you can buy back the damaged trailer after the settlement, there is a treasure trove of items [and I don't mean monetarily] that can be recycled to the RV community. Perhaps this is just the glimmer of a silver lining in all this. Good luck with it and please keep us posted. Scouter Dave
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:15 AM   #41
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Thought Ken made it clear he was sitting at a stop light when rear ended not moving.

Some may be surprised at how much damage can cost to repair at a shop.
My 91 Bigfoot was broken into in March via a window at first glance window lock broken, screen cut open, blind torn from the wall, then I noticed the wall was soft the window had been left open after the break in allowing water in to the wall.
The shop had to remove the stove, sink, and other things to replace the wall section. Insurance estimate 1700.00 work is being done now.
Had a quick look at the repair in progress Saturday and they managed a fairly close match on the wall panel.
Trailer is all original and in mint condition worth top dollar so other shops have told me.

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Old 08-05-2014, 05:10 PM   #42
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Ouch! Poor scampers. Glad you are okay but you must be so frustrated. Sorry.


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