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Old 09-04-2012, 09:19 PM   #15
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might have been better off hitting the deer?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #16
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It can be fixed. Looks like what happened to my old class C when I took it in for inspection. The tech did not consider the back swing and the dumpster won. You could not tell it was dammaged after the repair.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:42 PM   #17
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As a former president once said, "I feel your pain." I really do. It is bad enough hen you do it yourself, but when someone else does it............

And I am sure that your friend is truly remorseful. It just proves that stuff happens.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:15 PM   #18
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Can you imagine that some folks release their RV's to be used as rentals...I would just be SICK with worry everyday!!

I never loan out our RV, Truck, Boat, Motorcycle or house...but we do host them when we can.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:22 PM   #19
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Absolutely fixable. My uncle recently did damage like that to his 5er pulling out of a gas station and clipping one of the concrete/steel posts near a pump. Insurance covered about $3,800 worth of repairs.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #20
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might have been better off hitting the deer?
Nope, deer (horses, cows, other such sized animals) have a bad habit of bouncing up and coming through the windshield. Lost a co-workers wife that way as they were heading out early one morning on vacation.

Like said above, fixable but affordable? Sounds like your friend is doing the right thing.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:56 AM   #21
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Be glad it can be fixed. Once done, it will be hard to tell anything happened if a good repair facility handles it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:09 AM   #22
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I was told many years ago hit the deer and there will be no insurance problem. Swerve to miss it and the insurance company will try to hassel you. Don't know if this is true but seem to think it might be good advice.Deer are much softer than baricades, rocks and mt. sides.

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I was told many years ago hit the deer and there will be no insurance problem. Swerve to miss it and the insurance company will try to hassel you. Don't know if this is true but seem to think it might be good advice.Deer are much softer than baricades, rocks and mt. sides.

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NOPE! I agree with Historyljc above. I Lost a friend some years ago when I was stationed at MCB Quantico Va to a deer going out the back gate road, it came through the windshield.
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Also, hitting the deer would have more than likely caused more damage to the front end and could have been much worse in cost to fix. Regardless, no one was injured and "stuff" can be fixed. We won't let anyone borrow our MH and we have been asked by family.
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Let's not forget driving over a deer could have easily caused loss of control and get the deer and everyone else killed.
The RV is an object, it isn't someone's life.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:43 AM   #26
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That's the RV equivalent of a "fender bender". You're right, the adjuster isn't going to know didly about estimating damages when it comes to something like that. You need to get it someplace qualified to make the repair, somebody you trust. They'll need to write an estimate - then deal with the adjuster. That's usually a non-event due to the adjuster's lack of experience. It's almost a guaranteed approval for whatever the shop writes. That's why you need to be careful regarding where you take it for the estimate! The adjuster will not check for, or care about their repair credentials.... -Al
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:36 AM   #27
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You might want to be aware

We loaned a car to someone and the hit someone in a parking lot. We found out that the insurance goes with the vehicle not the driver. Our insurance had to fix it. That was our last lending.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #28
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I just don't loan my motorhome or would I consider doing it. Not always trouble but as in your case, you have nothing to use when you could go. Good luck, I hope you can have it fixed. As always we always have things to learn in RVing.
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