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Old 04-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear about your accident, but glad to know no one was hurt. I echo all the above advice. Wonder if you should also have a reputable RV shop have a look at the frame just to make sure everything is OK there.

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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Oh man... BUMMER! I also am glad to hear no one was hurt. There are things to be thankful for.

I know you're in Texas and it's a BIG state. Have you considered contacting Casita Travel Trailers? If you're close maybe they can do the work for you... you know it will be done right. OR, perhaps they can recommend someone in your area (like I said Texas is a big state) that they would recommend someone with a Casita could take that brand in for repairs.

Please let us know how it goes for you. We care

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Old 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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I oto have used that listing, but it can be a double edged sword. There are usually a few lowball trailers as well as those that are being sold in the winter.

Best one are those less than 3 months old and, considering that prices are now on the upswing, maybe throw in a few from last summer to show the seasonal swing.

We sold our 2004 Scamp 13' for over $10k in last July, an outrageous price for 9 months of the year. I have seen similar listings in the winter for $2500, mostly in winterized states, and would have grabbed them to fix up for summer resale if they had been closer.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #19
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So sorry about the accident, I can't even imagine how I would feel, so grateful no one was injured!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #20
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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!

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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Sounds like everone with a older 13 Scamp needs to post a for sale for $20-30 K sign on them . and sweat the Insurance Company..
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:14 PM   #22
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Sorry to hear. Have to wonder if they were texting! I have a "79 and live close to Austin. That traffic there is a nightmare. I started taking the tollway every time I can just for that reason. Good luck with the repair.

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