Hm...."state office that regulates rv parks".... I didn't know there was one.
I'm in Florida. I'll see what I can find.
My insurance rep (from my insurance) is guiding me in the steps to go through as far as what his insurance company is doing... THEY are working with me, HE is not.
His insurance has all the information I gave them on the closest authorized dealership and all the part numbers, etc. for my awning. They are all ready to cut a check but they need more info from him (verifications) before they will even tell me if he was covered or not on the date of the accident.
Again, HE says he isn't/wasn't covered.
I am praying to God that he's just bluffing because he doesn't want his insurance to go up with all the vehicles they have. (2 cars, couple of road scooters, 3 RV's.... the roller he is trying to give me is off one of his RV's he said... and it's not on this property - the other 2 RV's ARE on this property so I'm guessing he has 3, maybe more.)
My rep used to work in the commercial area of insurance and she isn't sure the owners of the property would have any riders or anything like that to cover property damage to renters on the property so that's why she said I would need to ask them if their insurance would be able to "help me". I don't want to attack them when it shouldn't really even be their concern in the first place but I can ask nicely. She has had some businesses, in her own experience, that did carry that kind of coverage and some that didn't.
Since it's not even 5 am here yet, later I will see about the state offices that regulate RV parks and see what they have to say about insurance and general requirements on the properties.
Regarding the manager making the "repairs" (if you want to call it that) to my vehicle, it's not just whether or not the guy is "licensed" to perform such repairs.... there's the inferior used parts he wants to cut up to fit my vehicle. My question to that is: What if all of a sudden I can't roll up my awning anymore 2 months down the road? Is he going to replace it and repair it again at no charge or would I be stuck being responsible for the cob job at THAT time?
And, what if I WERE able to drive this thing around.... say I go up to Wisconsin to meet some people on my "places to visit list" and the awning craps out on me. Is he going to come up there and fix it for free? Will he have someone in the area who can replace or repair it free?
In other words, what kind of warranty will I get with his junk replacement parts and his work? NONE. I already know that. This is not going to work on so many levels its not funny. I'm just trying to protect my own interests, I'm not trying to screw him over. I don't think he' gets that.
I'm not giving up hope... I'm just really afraid they'll make it hard for me to stay here and I really have no place to go and no way to get there. I'm a good tenant and I really like this location. I just want my awning fixed and to be left alone to continue living right where I am. Is that too much to ask?
I'm not certain if it's him or his wife or a combination of the two who are being hard-headed about this but I have to pay my rent on Friday so I'll try to reason with her. She seems like a reasonable person....... I just hope I'm right. I get the impression she wears the pants in that family but I'm not sure.
By the way, I'm not speaking to these people as if I'm mad at them or the situation. I'm continuing to be very pleasant and considerate. I'm not one to express anger easily.... I am, however, a stickler to a fault about things being fair. I'm adamant to do it "the right way" and within all legal limits because I want to make sure I "dot all my i's and cross all my t's" so I have a good, solid case if I need it. Slow and easy wins the race..... It took me 9 months and 5 hearings (no lawyer) to finally be awarded a paltry amount of unemployment (one time lump sum)... I can do this.
WHOA..... I just realized something...... yesterday my neighbor pointed out an RV down the park from me.... there was a guy sitting in a chair facing his RV. The awning was off. She said "he must be replacing his awning"...... I'll bet that's the other RV the managers own... I know they have a relative here and that might be where the guy is staying.... it's a Class C vehicle.