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Old 11-11-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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Damaged TT, should I keep it?

So we had our trailer at the dealership to have some work done oh, we get a call thinking it's the estimate and they needed us to go down there had been a fire and they wanted us to see our trailer. We got down there and they were too big 5th wheelers that had been completely ruined our White River retro was sitting next to it and some of the things need to be replaced with a melted because of the Heat it was some aluminum that pop p e d
Now my question is they said they can fix everything the heat melted the insulation in the door so the top insulation is gone and they are going to replace all that. they're going to fix the aluminum they going to replace the awning canvas we haven't seen how many Embers were on it and now we don't know whether we should keep the trailer, trade it in for another similar newer model it's only a 2016. Any advise would bs helpful . We never been through this, please I could use some real advice. Thanks

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See if your insurance will total it.


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Old 11-11-2019, 07:17 PM   #3
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See if your insurance will total it.


Exactly what I thought along with the 'you break it, you buy it.' rule.
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I do not have any faith they can fix it as good as new. I scraped my 5th wheel and had some of it repainted. After 2 years that paint started to peel.

Look at the kids working in the repair shop. Is anyone 40 years old?
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Honestly, that sounds like a totaled rig. The odds of them being able to fully repair it are slim. They can probably hide damage well enough to look new, but that doesn't mean it's actually repaired properly. I'd want to speak with their insurance adjuster, and I'd call my own insurance to see if I can get a repair quote from them too. I'd be pushing for them to pay for the rig. Full NADA value as that's what their insurance would pay for it.

If we were talking about a damaged window or something small like that, I wouldn't worry, but fire damage is a whole other can of worms.
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Contact your insurance company and go from there.

If it was mine I would consider it totaled.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:20 PM   #7
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Contact your insurance company immediately. Do not let them work on anything. Chances are your insurance will total it giving you a check and go after the at fault party for reimbursement including your deductible. Make that call tomorrow morning. Your insurance will get reimbursed by the dealer insurance most likely.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:50 PM   #8
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If it's as bad as it sounds, I'd want to total it as well. I think contacting your insurance is sound advice.

Good luck!
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as others have said, talk to your insurance broker.

Also, try to lay the groundwork to get a really good priced on a new trailer.
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If it melted the insulation in the door what did it do to the rubber roof? It's totaled and you need your insurance involved so you don't get screwed.
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I agree to call insurance and have it totaled if possible. At very minimum call insurance so they know about it.
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I would not keep it unless I could not afford to sell and move up. With that kind of heat paint will peel and stuff will happen months from now. Tires should be replaced, and the list goes on.
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Wouldn’t the dealer be liable for the trailer when you brought it to them in good condition. They should have insurance and it sounds like the don’t want to replace it when they should
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the heat will have de-laminated the wood under the aluminum. If it is aluminum studs then they will have melted the wiring in wall.

Its a total loss. And it should be covered by their insurance.

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