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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #43
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I tried to just edit my first entry, but did not find a way to do so, so sorry if you had to scroll to the bottom to read this... maybe a moderator could edit it and add the following.

Thank you all for all the well wishes... Other than the drama, stress and all the rest of the inconveniences we will have to endure over the next several months, everybody is OK.

We got some news today that the critical part needed for the repair is available, that being the front fiberglass cap (the whole front section). So, our coach, named Susie, is in the hospital for a facelift. She took a drunk's blow, but will be back, looking better than before.

All of the family; wife, cats, Susie and I look forward to crossing paths with all you back out on the road sometime in the future.... which is expected to be around September... or so.

Susie is at the Lazy Days hospital in the Tampa Bay, Fl area. So far, they have been wonderful to deal with, as always with all the dealings we have had with them.

All I can say is thank you all again.... and be careful out there.... there are a lot of dumb people loose out on the streets.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #44
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Angry Looks like a total to me

If he moved that vehicle as far as you say, he was obviously in contact with the chasis and frame and without doubt did a lot of unseen damage to the underpinnings of your home. Hold the insurance company's (or Mommy and Daddy) feet to the fire and go new coach shopping on their dime.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #45
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Hope you got a chance to beat him with a tire iron before the cops showed up.


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Old 04-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #46
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wow that right there is some crazy shi$$$$$$ just thank the big man up there that you guys are ok, lets hope that bastard as insurance so you can get your RV fixed quick, good luck and sorry that this happened, Joe.
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If he moved that vehicle as far as you say, he was obviously in contact with the chasis and frame and without doubt did a lot of unseen damage to the underpinnings of your home. Hold the insurance company's (or Mommy and Daddy) feet to the fire and go new coach shopping on their dime.
I have to agree. Criminal Consequences aside, There is the possibility that serious and possibly irreparable damage has been done to your home. To find out later that the unseen damage places you and yours at risk would be almost worse than the act itself.

He should held accountable.
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All I can say is thank you all again.... and be careful out there.... there are a lot of dumb people loose out on the streets.
Glad to hear you are OK and your home is going to be.

As to there being a lot of dumb people out there, You got that straight and the devil is finding ways to make more of 'em nearly every day.

Booze, Drugs, Texting (or just yacking on a cell phone to the point of distraction) over worked and thus over tired. And more.. People who drive on suspended or revoked (For good reason) licenses,, With no brakes and more.

I used to get to see their driving records... sadly usually AFTER the crash, (Professional hazard, Seeing too many driving records).

I recall sitting in court waiting to witness once.. A kid came up and ask the judge to let him off cause if found guilty they would suspend his license, Now in truth, This kid had not endangered anyone, He had not taken serious chances. And sans the driving record I'd have been inclined to let him off. But though I could not read his record from where I was seated.. I know the "Format" (Since I have literlly seen thousands of them) and suspended,, Describes his status as he stood there.

I even recall a story told me by one of my troopers.. Driver ticked for Driving during suspended, Case ran through the lunch hour.. On the court house steps Trooper, Prosecutor, Defense Attorney and Judge. As the Defendant DRIVES PAST going to lunch. When court resumed he (Wisley) changed his plea to guilty.

But you have a chance to teach a lesson.. Sue the man for every penny he has or ever will have.. Please.. Do it. There is absolutly NO excuse for drunk driving.
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We are still just amazed and shocked... of it all. A 4000 lb car did all this and moved and rocked a 45000 lb coach... just mind boggling...
If you do the math you'll see that a 4,000 lb. car has a lot of energy... when moving at 70+ mph...

Glad no one was hurt!
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Soooo sorry to see this happen to you guys especially full timers ....well as long as u and the family r ok I guess this could have been much worse......Lazy days will fix u up just fine.....heck I know they could not sell me a coach but I hear their work is great repair wise!!!.....best of luck folks keep us posted!!!
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Are we allowed to visit "Susie" in the hospital or is it a "Direct Family Members Only" thing? LOL

All kidding aside, glad to hear she is on the mend.
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I would be nervous about hidden damage that might show up sometime down the road. Driving along maybe 6 months later and wondering why all of a sudden the whatever decides to go haywire. What do you do? I had similar issues with an auto and it turned out to be a learning process. All the appliances and systems took a shock and you will never know. His insurance or yours doesnt matter ; down the road is what matters. In my humble opinion you need a lawyer and another motorhome. Try selling your motorhome to someone else in good conscience and telling them about the minor accident ; carfax might show it. Sorry about the ugly thoughts but reality can be brutal. Would you buy this motorhome if you were looking. Good luck and get a lawyer.
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The kinetic energy equation is:
Kinetic energy = (½) M V²
in which M = mass
V = velocity

A 4000 lb car traveling at 65 mph =566,000 foot pound of energy.
Take that divided by approx 18sq ft of surface area of the front of his car = 31,400 lbs which explains why he would easily rock your RV 4 ft.
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