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Old 09-03-2012, 07:14 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Diplomat Don View Post
I've never had work done here, but heard it was a good shop. You don't say where you live in Southern California....it's a big area.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #16
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An excellent paint shop in southern CA is called The Paint Department in Chino, CA.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #17
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They were all probably talking about Temecula Valley RV. They get good reviews for both service and collision repairs. Bob, a CC Affinity owner, has had good results with them from the service front.

I've never used them, but we have some road rashes that we will take in for repair after our Alaska run next year. I have them on my list to pay a visit.

Best of luck on your adventure ahead, and so glad you were not hurt. Please let us know how things work out, and any tips you pick up along the way.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by szy View Post
I almost had some knuckle head hit the RV by cutting in front of me - missed him by inches how do people not see a 40 foot plus RV?

Sorry for your experience , now it will be a fight to get things done right
Idiots do it to me in my truck everynight.... And its Alot bigger...

As others, I wish the posters all the luck getting things back to normal.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #19
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Glad you guys are ok. Everything else is replaceable.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #20
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To everyone who was kind enough to reply to my DH's post, thank you so much for your thoughtful responses! Believe me, I am very grateful that no one was hurt and I do realize that material things can be replaced. With all of your helpful hints and suggestions, I hope that our repair process will be as painless as possible! Again, thank you very much! Safe travels and hope to see you on the road as soon as we're rolling again!
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #21
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Your insurance company may have "Approved" shops that offer a lifetime warranty on the work. It's worth discussing with your agent.

I had body work done at a Progressive approved shop last Fall, and the warranty is life of ownership. Progressive will even stand by it if the shop goes out of business.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Cilrah View Post
Sorry to hear about your accident but sure glad no one was hurt.

I was hit on I-5 August 5th by a boneheaded young fella trying to do a good deed. We are going through the insurance process right now and have an awesome body shop that's going be doing our repairs. Sorry they are in WA. Tons of paint and fiberglass repair needed.

As said, congrats to your wife for holding her own, remind her it's all material stuff that can be fixed. She should be proud of keeping control
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #23
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Oddly enough when our front cap was torn off by a hapless fellow RV'r in Newport Beach Progressive insurance gave us this Ford dealer as the repair center with the least complaints. Huh? was my reaction. But I checked them out we subsequently used them and were completely satisfied.

That was nine years ago so this is short of a reccomend but if you haven't found a place and are still looking you might just check it out at your pleasure.

Good luck to you and yes if no one was hurt then the rest is fabrication and paint. Hope you find a good shop.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:22 PM   #24
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I almost had some knuckle head hit the RV by cutting in front of me - missed him by inches how do people not see a 40 foot plus RV?

Sorry for your experience , now it will be a fight to get things done right

40 foot plus RV. Heck that's nothing.

Some years ago I used to get "free" train rides,,, Ok, so I had to bring radios and batteries and stuff, But in exchange for doing my communications officer thing I got to ride for free,, Took 3 rides before Norfolk and Southern terminated steam operations. Yes, they were steam engines. This would have been in the late 1980's 1990.

Now, I could have taken more of those rides if I'd have taken more of those rides if I'd have found out about 'em sooner but I did not. Let me tell you how I found out about 'em.

The last trip before I started riding was across Michigan from the Detroit area to the Holland Tulip festival... Some kids figured to beat the train across the crossing. This was a full size 6-2-2-6 Steam Engine, Tender, Water bottle, Mantenance car and several passenger cars Several hundred TONS of engine and tenders, plus the cars Well lit, Screaming whistle, Bells, Noise, Smoke, the whole works.

And these kids thought they'd beat the train.

Suffice to say that for them it was a dead heat.

As for the train.. same engine they met was the one that towed the train I was on. That was one beautiful machine by the way. I miss those old work horses.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:38 AM   #25
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Another vote for Final Touch RV (finaltouchrv.com) in Valencia. Had them perform both body work and full body paint in a fairly heavily damaged bedroom slide caused by a service shop that pulled out the motorhome with the slide extended catching the concrete wall, involved both outside and inside work with fancy wood replacement. They are an excellent shop and very customer oriented. Promised delivery date was very close to being met and they paid attention to detail.

Second shop you might check is Benchmark RV (benchmarkrv.com) in Sun Valley, Ca.. Have used this shop for chassis and house service and satisfied with their work. Have not used them for the kind of work you're looking for but have talked to another person who did and they were satisfied but no real details.

Good luck and make sure you're satisfied with the end result. Suggest you develop a good relationship with your vendor of choice to make sure the insurance company is providing all the support necessary for a fully recovery on your coach with no corners cut.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #26
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Only thought I have is if there is any question about the other guys insurance company, work through your own insurer. They will take care of you and subrogate (collect from the other carrier) you don't need to be involved in that end of it. It should have no impact on your record. one way or the other, you were hit!

You may have to pay your deductible until they can collect it from the other guy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #27
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Glad everyone is OK. Make sure that the adjuster leaves the claim open so that any hidden damage can be added on and fixed. Hitting the slide is the scary part.

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The big problem I see these days is people don't have enough insurance coverage. I have a coworker tat was hit by a driver that went to sleep and it broke his back. The person at fault only had $30,000 coverage which was not a drop in a bucket. So if someone hits a Rv your talking $$$$$. As the commercial says on tv minimum cost for minimum coverage it would say don't hit a luxury car or Rv.

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