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Old 09-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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They probably won't total it out but in the event they do, take the money the ins pays and negotiate a better deal with a repair shop. They might give you a better deal if they know its not an insurance job.

Your experience is why we don't park it under a tree on our property. Like shaded sites so we are almost always near trees in the campground but no issues over our 35 years of camping. For others, if debris falls on your camper during a storm get on the roof and do a good inspection. A minor hole in the rubber roof can destroy your RV in just a couple rains but can be repaired in most cases very cheaply.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:22 PM   #12
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Talked with the insurance adjuster today. We still don't have the estimate for repairs yet but I expressed my concern about damage being overlooked. He said he can't say for sure yet, without a estimate, but because it's a lite weight trailer and they have good value in the salvaged market, there's a chance it could be totaled out. We'll just have to wait and see now.
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #13
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It would be a shame to total it but for you it's likely for the best. If it's not repaired well it will come back to haunt you and even if it is it will hurt your resell value. Hope it all works out well for you.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:36 AM   #14
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From the looks of it they will probably total it.. as they would have to remove the wall and replace the rubber roof.. both very costly.
Sorry bud..
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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Tree fell on our X213

Got a long awaited email from the dealer today. He said they are still working on the estimate. He claims it's taking more time on Jayco's end for the quote because it's not a very common slide mechanism. He says they will replace the whole slide out ROOF section and some stuff for the slide out mechanism. He doesn't think that'll total it out....but then again he's not the adjuster and he still won't even give me a ballpark figure on a dollar amount for the repair...so I still don't have any better idea of what's going on then before. Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks since the tree fell on it. A week and a half had passed and when I finally got sick of waiting and called the adjuster and he said "yeah, I went to look at it and the damage is limited to just a little bent trim on the back side of the slide...everything else looks good to me". This is the first time he and the tech looked at it, they MISSED 90% of the damage!!! I got down right ****ed and yelled at the adjuster, because I had sent him pictures of ALL THE DAMAGE when the claim first started before I even took it anywhere. And I told the dealer in great detail about all the damage before they even looked at it. After taking a 2nd look at it this last Monday, and noticing everything I told them about, they finally started the real estimate on Monday afternoon. I'm still waiting to see the parts list on the estimate (if I ever get one) to find out what they have missed the 2nd time around because I still haven't heard the service guy even mention the bent frame in the back wall that supports the slide out when it's extended.
If I was just a average guy, and not so into the details, I can only imagine how I'd get this thing back! What a pain in the rear this has been! I wish they'd just total the dang thing and I could move on. Because if they go ahead with repairs, I'm just gonna need to baby sit this process the whole time :-/
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:33 AM   #16
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Be very nice to the insurance adjuster. They can be real pricks if they don't like you. Clearly you are frustrated, but anger shouldn't be towards the adjuster -- his hands are tied until an estimate is issued. Although you may not think so, the adjuster just wants to right a check and move on with this too. If you have a reputable insurance company they don't mess around with claims like this...they have no incentive to do anything but pay the claim and keep a happy customer. However if the adjuster thinks there is no way you will be happy he won't even try.

The myth is insurance companies make money by collecting more in premiums than paying in claims...but the real money for them is investing and loaning the massive amount of float capital they have. It's only huge disasters were claims can hurt an insurance company. Individual claims are a rounding error on their books.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #17
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Tree fell on our X213

A 10 year old child could have found the damage on the trailer after looking at the pictures I sent the agent, adjuster, and dealer. I'm not walking on egg shells. I demand the service I pay for.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #18
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Which is it??

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease" or "You attract more flies with honey"????
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #19
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The dealer left the trailer outside their gate for me this weekend so I could winterize it. While I was there, I wanted to take pictures of the gasket/seal that rides on the top of the slide to clean water and debris off as you bring it in. I wanted to show the dealer that it's no longer even touching the slide, but while I was up there I also noticed that the bent aluminum structure inside that back wall that supports the slide when it's out, is bent out so far it's starting to crack the fiberglass on the wall in the upper corners of the opening in the wall for the slide. Looks like the whole wall needs to be replaced now as well. This may be the final nail in the coffin for the old gal....
Sent the pictures in a email to the dealer. These look pretty clear
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that does look really bad......
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