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Old 10-04-2006, 02:15 AM   #1
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Well, it finally happened. The other day a gent fell asleep while driving, crossed the center line and hit the side of our new Travel Supreme 5er. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Now, how to deal with repairs to the various materials that make up todays RVs, get it done by experienced repairmen, and continue as fulltimers.
We are in northern Maryland and know nobody in the repair industry here.
Anyone been through this scenario, and have words of wisdom?
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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Well, it finally happened. The other day a gent fell asleep while driving, crossed the center line and hit the side of our new Travel Supreme 5er. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Now, how to deal with repairs to the various materials that make up todays RVs, get it done by experienced repairmen, and continue as fulltimers.
We are in northern Maryland and know nobody in the repair industry here.
Anyone been through this scenario, and have words of wisdom?
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Old 10-04-2006, 02:26 AM   #3
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My advice: have lots of patience. You're likely gonna be shut out of camping for at least a month. Take it to a TS dealer, not just any dealer. This will be a good test of your insurance coverage.
Bummer.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:31 AM   #4
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In my experiance, the RV dealers do not do body repair, especially if it is fiberglass. They will have to sub it out to a fiberglass repair shop. Where in Maryland are you located? As said before, try contacting the local TS dealer. They should be able to tell you if they can handle the body work, or who they normally send it out to. Being in Maryland, you are close to a huge boating industry with a wealth of quality fiberglass repair facilities. Good luck, hope all turns out good.
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Domie,

Sorry to hear of your collision and certainly glad no one was hurt.

If your trailer is towable you might want to consider towing it to the factory to get it repaired properly.

Another thought to ponder is the purchase of an older trailer to live in while the repair process drags on. It's a buyers market now and if you get into one at the right price, selling it for a slight loss after repairs to yours are completed could be chalked up as temporary living expenses and may be covered under the insurance policy.
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Interesting comments.
Being close to Baltimore, I guess there will be a lot of fiberglass repair shops.
I never considered a second rig. I really wonder if the insurance would cover the costs of purchasing one?
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Check with your insurance and see if they cover temporary housing. Some RV policies will cover temporary accomodations in these situations.
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