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Old 04-27-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Our Scamp was hit in accident!

Our Scamp was damaged in an accident yesterday and the back split open on either side of the spare tire. Can this be repaired or not?????? Anybody know????
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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Oh no! Is everone (except the scamp) OK? It is fiberglass....I am sure it can be repaired....just a matter of finding someone to do it, cost and how well it gets done. I would be concerned about damage to the frame/axle though depending on where it got hit. Just my two cents!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune, but glad no one was hurt. Most any boat repair shop can fix fiberglass damage, after all, it is constructed pretty much just like modern fiberglass boats.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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Us and dog okay but my heart is broken. Only second time we had her out. A guy ran into the back while in stop and go rush hour traffic in Austin Tx. We weren't even on the way home....we were on the way there!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Yep, a good boat repair can fix it like new.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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Us and dog okay but my heart is broken. Only second time we had her out. A guy ran into the back while in stop and go rush hour traffic in Austin Tx. We weren't even on the way home....we were on the way there!
Oh, that is so terrible !! It is really heartbreaking to see your egg damaged. But keep your chin up and check out the repair options. Best thing is that it sounds like it is repairable, and then you can go camping. Best of Luck.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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We will check around and see what we can do. Thanks for all the advice and well wishes!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #8
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Great thing about "eggs".......
They are NOT Humpty Dumpty.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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That's really sad, Kitty!

Can you post pics of the damage?

And please tell us that the rear-ender was insured...

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #10
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I will try to post pics. I have never done it before. And yes, he showed us an insurance card so we've got our fingers crossed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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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.
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Just as a note from Bob's comment. Here in Texas they too must replace the equivalent value. Dont let them try to depreciate it. Its the law. Just tell them to show you an ad or data for their value they come up with. They will be shocked on the price of the egg. As Tom and others have said thats the beauty of FG it can be fixed good as new from a reputable person.
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Great thing about "eggs".......
They are NOT Humpty Dumpty.
Which raises the question; Sure perhaps some of the king's men might have some egg repair expertise, but what ever possessed them to let the horses have a go at it?!
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You raise a valid point. Since they took Mother Goose's nursery rhymes off the market for being to violent I forgot that all the "king's horses and all the king's men" couldn't put Humpty together again. But they didn't have super glue.
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