Originally Posted by Bob Miller
A real bummer about the crash, its fortunate that no one was injured.
A heads up.... The other guys insurance company will tell you it's only worth $500 and will try to total it as that will be cheaper than the repairs.
6 years ago my 87 Corvette was totaled with relatively minor damage to the right front corner after it was stolen and crashed. They paid off about $7500 as I was able to show comparable cars for sale
in the area that were well over the $4800 they first offered.
Tell them it's value is "Replacement Cost" not some low ball figure pulled out of a used RV price book. The latter are always much lower than what you can buy for.
BTW: Crossed Fingers don't work with insurance companies, be pro-active and start collecting comparable For Sale ads now and have them ready to show replacement value when his ins co contacts you.
Hi All! The back of my sisters boler
had the rear tire put into the back of her rig. the wheel broke the shell inward between the seats, the wheel was a perfect fit in between. she lives in Canmore Alberta. the State farm Insurance Co. in the US ( where the damage occurred ) wanted to give them $ 1000.00 as a totaled trailer. they contacted their Canada rep. and he knew bolers and how much a 1973 would cost. The result with a bit of documentation of other boler
trailers got them $ 5000.00, ( they paid $1000.00 to buy it back from the Insurance Co. ). They went to a boat repair shop ( here in Utah) and they were told, they would repair and paint
the damaged area for $10,000.00, not the entire trailer! I am not a professional fiberglass repair man, but I said with materials, and being paid a mere $20.00 an hr., ( the boat people wanted $60.00 an hr.) I would fix it for $1000.00, to be paid out of Insurance funds. It turned out perfect ( a statement by, the painters who saw it
) they said most nonprofessionals could not have completed that task. ( I'm not asking for too many pats on the back! ) I am a fanatic. It took me 50+ hrs. ( I also had to repair the back wall between the seats,at the floor and up about 18 inches ) damage also occurred to the joint at the belly band. We sanded the shell and fixed other damaged places; it was painted for $1000.00. As others have stated, you must be a demanding advocates for yourselves!