The loss of my scamp - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
sugermc's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1983 13 ft Scamp and 1985 13 ft Scamp
Posts: 145
Dear C and friend
I am relieved to see you both have survived that crash, the world would be not quite as nice if we had lost you both.
I will list you on our prayer list and will be thinking of you both often as you try a recover from the neck and back pain.
In the future, I am sure just the perfect "scamp" will become available for you and your friend, Good Health and have a great day suger
__________________

__________________
sugermc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 12:46 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
David & Leslie's Avatar
 
Trailer: Scamp 16 ft Side Bath
Posts: 706
We are so sorry you had to experience this terrifying loss of Jeep and Egg, but, as others have said thank God both you and your friend are (relatively) unscathed.

A cautionary word about insurance claims for FGRV's - they don't get it! The agent and/or adjuster may try to limit your settlement to the NADA value or something similar which doesn't come close to real-world value for our trailers. You'll probably have to do some footwork and research recent sales of 2004's but it will be worth the effort in the end. Another member here helped someone secure a final settlement of $8000, when the initial figure was around $2000!

Take care, L 'n D
__________________

__________________
David & Leslie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 05:54 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Name: Carmen D
Trailer: 17 ft Casita Freedom Deluxe
Texas
Posts: 16
So glad to hear that the injuries were (possibly) minor. Sorry for the loss of your jeep and scamp. Hopefully you will be rewarded a new vehicle and a scamp of your choice.
Carmen
__________________
Carmen D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 06:17 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 721
Registry
where did the OP say the culprit was driving drunk? Nice to assume but all I've heard her say was that the car was speeding and was ticketed for such.
All crashes aren't the result of drunken drivers people.........Bruce
__________________
Bruce Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 07:33 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Alf S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Alfred
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2010 Nissan Frontier
Ontario
Posts: 3,815
Registry
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Hi: Cheryl C... I have been a victim of a rearender. This is no fun!!! How can we keep these people from driving??? Even under suspension...they drive.
My back froze up on day 3 and I required assistance to get help. Please take care and watch your back!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
__________________
Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 07:37 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Bruce Thomas's Avatar
 
Name: Bruce T
Trailer: Compact jr
Indiana
Posts: 721
Registry
no insurance and speeding doesn't equate to driving under suspension either. He may be suspended after court though, for now just an uninsured speeder.
__________________
Bruce Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Ouch!

Wishing you a speedy recovery with no long term effects.

I agree with Phil, there may be some salvage value. Sugermc is looking for a fridge and yours does not appear to taken any impact. Then there is the A/C and the door along with a few windows.

I'm surprised you've still got the culprits front bumper in your trailer.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 08:23 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Alf S.'s Avatar
 
Name: Alfred
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2010 Nissan Frontier
Ontario
Posts: 3,815
Registry
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Thomas View Post
no insurance and speeding doesn't equate to driving under suspension either. He may be suspended after court though, for now just an uninsured speeder.
Hi: All...I bet he'll be back on the road before Cheryl C. has a new tug n tow..if he's not banged up behind bars!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
__________________
Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 01:30 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Casita 17 ft Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 174
Holy crap Batman, glad you're OK.
I was rear ended 3 years ago (was not towing trailer) by an uninsured girl, cost me $5000 out of my own pocket to replace truck. My back and shoulder will never be the same but at least I survived what was a terrible crash, very lucky to be alive, thank goodness for seat belts and air bags (air bag deployed when shoved into oncoming traffic where another vehicle and I collided head on).
__________________
Roy Bakehorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
CliveAlive's Avatar
 
Name: Clive
Trailer: Boler American #3104
Florida
Posts: 562
Registry
I too, offer my condolences. Glad you are OK.

From personal experience, I recommend getting proper medical exams.

Re: insurance; it's the adjusters job to minimize their payout. If you are not in a hurry to settle and can refuse their first offers you will get a better settlement. Forget the KBB value. That's a depreciated figure. Insist they make you whole.

My 2c. Goodluck.
__________________
CliveAlive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 07:30 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,142
Noooooo! It's a Scamp. We can't let it go!!!
To borrow from "The Six Million Dollar Man"...
We can rebuld it!
We have the technology.
We can make it better than it was. Better... Stronger... Cozier...

A bionic Scamp! Although it might just take six mil to fix that one.

But to get serious, I'm glad the really valuable cargo (humans) is doing ok. That's what is important. Stuff can be replaced; life can't.

That other driver deservs more than a ticket! Grrrr!
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 08:35 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Cheryl C's Avatar
 
Name: Cheryl
Trailer: 2008 Scamp Deluxe 16 ft
Minnesota
Posts: 26
You are all so kind and your words have been very comforting. The humor always helps too!

It's sad to hear how many of you have been in serious accidents. I really do feel for you. We are feeling pretty good, but both of us have appointments with our doctors this week to be checked again.

I'm so grateful for your insight in dealing with the insurance company because I would never have known that I could argue their settlement if the offer is too low. Thank you for giving me a heads up. I will be prepared now.
__________________
Cheryl C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 01:26 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Penney H. & Mike E.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: 2005 17 ft Escape ('Turtle')
Posts: 388
Registry
Cheryl the photos are painful to see! But you are right, your little egg gave its life to save yours, and there will be a new egg in the future for you. You are connected to a great network for finding something affordable which you can make into your new home on wheels.

PLEASE take care of your body, do not sign off and agree to anything that releases the other person (in this case, because he had no insurance there will have to be some court decisions) from responsibility for your medical care - whether it's massages, physical therapy, acupuncture, all things that can help but often take time - until you are both feeling as good as before the accident. The long term impact of neck and back injuries can take time to tell.

Important in healing and moving on to future travel adventures is allowing yourself to grieve - which includes the anger, sadness, sense of loss, shock, etc. There is a huge emotional impact of an accident, and often, due to all the things that one has to do following it, the grief process gets put on the back burner, which impacts healing.

Take care, you are in our prayers. We will visualize you going down the road in your new rig with your new trailer!

Penney & Mike
__________________
"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Enjoy our travel photos at: Turtle Travels
Penney H. & Mike E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 05:23 PM   #28
Administrator
 
Mary F's Avatar
 
Name: Mary
Trailer: Escape 21; (formerly Casita LD 17 & 16)
Texas
Posts: 9,709
Registry
Wow, Cheryl. I am so thankful that you and your friend were able to walk away. Best wishes for speedy recovery - both with the insurance and from the neck and back pain. Take care - and don't be a stranger here!

By the way, and I know it's less important since it's your own insurance company you're dealing with, one reason we keep the "sold" archive is to help folks verify actual values for these fiberglass trailers (the NADA Blue Book values are notoriously low - the molded fiberglass trailers should not/don't depreciate as quickly as "a stickie"). Your 2004 was already six years old. To us, that's barely broke in!
__________________

__________________
Mary F is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
scamp


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ody Weight Loss Clinic Per Walthinsen Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11 09-03-2007 11:46 AM
I am sorry for the loss Legacy Posts Forum Admin, News & Announcements 75 01-03-2006 12:15 AM

» Trailer Showcase

Casita

Kevin K

lucky

cram66
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.