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Old 08-24-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Got Hit on I-5

I was heading Northbound on I-5 the other day enjoying an unusually beautiful day here in the Northwest. Coming up on Olympia, WA I saw a piece of debris in my lane, due to heavy traffic I could not avoid it. Ironically at first I thought it was another RV's sewer hose, it was actually a plastic dryer vent hose. The vent hose seemed to like my Hydro-Hot exhaust pipe as it attached itself to it. As I looked for a safe place to pull over a vehicle past by frantically waving and pointing. I gave them a thumbs up and looked back to my mirror. A second vehicle, a Chevrolet Suburban racing up to me also to warn me was in the fast lane (in my blind spot) and the driver was watching my coach and the hose dragging behind it instead of watching traffic. Of course the car ahead of him hit their brakes and the driver of the Suburban over applied his brakes at like 80mph. He lost control of his vehicle slid sideways across two lanes and hit me in my rear left side. I was watching traffic and starting to pull over when I looked in my mirror and in a split second saw this truck come out of no where and seemingly explode as it hit my Coach, at the time of impact his truck bounced and all his rear windows exploded. We both pulled over and thankfully no one was hurt. We were exchanging info when a Trooper pulled up to investigate the situation, he asked what happened and said that I was lucky that I didn't flip the coach. He said I was hit just like a pit maneuver, I told him that I didn't even feel the impact, kind of like a flea bite on an elephant.

The damage to my coach is mostly all cosmetic, not the same for the other drivers company rental from Hertz. When I got home and took a good look at the coach I had two very large cracks in the fiberglass rear end, tons of paint damage going 3/4 the way up the coach from flying glass, a busted side marker, and a bent radiator grille. I was very impressed how well the coach held up after being hit that hard by a vehicle traveling at 80mph.

The morale of this story is, if your going to do a good deed, don't do something stupid in the process.



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Glad everyone was safe!
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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Be careful what you post here on accidents you have, it can be used for you or against you later on down the road. Not speaking from experience, just a word of caution.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Fortunately no one was hurt. Sounds like it could have been nasty.
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Glad everyone was OK. I liked the part where "The vent hose seemed to like my Hydro-Hot exhaust pipe as it attached itself to it". Good story.

Now for phase two, the repair. Let us know how this goes.
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Travel Supremes are tuff, I got hit by a dolly that fell off a Coke truck. I was doing 65mph following the Coke truck when the dolly fell and bounced in the air and was headed for my windshield. I hit the brakes and turned left as much as that speed would allow. The dolly hit the right front fender,sounding like a shotgun blast and bounced about a 100' off the road. I stopped and checked for damage. Just one little 1" scratch on the curve of the fender.
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OUCH........it doesn't look pretty
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Be careful what you post here on accidents you have, it can be used for you or against you later on down the road. Not speaking from experience, just a word of caution.
I agree. Also glad you're ok and I'm impressed with your Travel Supreme.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #9
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Regarding that "Be careful what you post" As posted, the story clearly says the crash was the speeding SUV's fault, not the RVers fault.. NOTE the phrase "As Posted".

I have on occasion visited a crash site and listened to the stories told by the two parties... I am not a trained accident investigator but in one case I recall clearly the evidence suggested one of the parties was telling it true.. The other not so much.

Finally the nice police officer showed up and looked at the same evidence I looked at, Listened to the same stories, and without input from me reached the same conclusion.

He then wrote up the story the way my Daughter told it. Dang near word for word.
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Be careful what you post here on accidents you have, it can be used for you or against you later on down the road. Not speaking from experience, just a word of caution.
While not bad advice, in this case it sounds pretty straight forward and nothing OP said makes them responsible.
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I had a converted Dodge van years ago that got hit in the rear quarter kinda like you. Also like you, the external damage appeared pretty light. However, once the body shop/dealer got to looking, all sorts of things were found to be wrong underneath and in the frame. What I thought might be a $100-200 repair turned out to be something like $2500. The other insurance company didn't squawk and paid up.

So you might consider taking it to a couple of places to get estimates just to be sure all the damage is located.
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Happy to know all are safe, and your damage isn't horribly bad.
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Another one to tell around the campfire..

Glad no one was hurt
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No one was hurt. That's the main thing.
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