Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bondad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Denver Metro Area
Posts: 333
Sad Day!!

Lesson learned - NEVER loan your RV to anyone! I loaned my RV to a friend for the Labor Day weekend since we could not use it. Coming through Wyoming a deer jumped in front of the RV so he swerved to miss it. Instead of hitting the deer, he hit the barrier between the east bound and west bound lanes of the highway.

I have no idea if this damage can be fixed or if the insurance company will just call it a total loss. It is almost 18 years old and not worth a ton of money.

Anyone know of a good repair shop near Denver?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-09-04_14-24-10_542.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	193.6 KB
ID:	25681   Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-09-04_14-23-41_690.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	195.3 KB
ID:	25682  

Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-09-04_14-22-07_337.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	145.4 KB
ID:	25683  
__________________

__________________
Traveling whenever possible with DW, 3 kids and "Tate" the mut dog. 1999 Minnie Winnie 3F430V
Bondad is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
SarahW's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,204
Aw, man! What a bummer. Sorry this happened to your RV. Hopefully it can be repaired. Will your friend's insurance cover the damage or will you have to file on yours?
__________________

__________________
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C | 2012 Jeep Wrangler

SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jroethke's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 171
Ouch! sorry for your trouble JR
__________________
jroethke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bondad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Denver Metro Area
Posts: 333
Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
Aw, man! What a bummer. Sorry this happened to your RV. Hopefully it can be repaired. Will your friend's insurance cover the damage or will you have to file on yours?
His insurance will cover it. He filed the claim right away. Now I'm waiting on the adjuster to come take a look-see. That should be interesting since they usually deal with vehicles and houses but not a house ON a vehicle.
__________________
Traveling whenever possible with DW, 3 kids and "Tate" the mut dog. 1999 Minnie Winnie 3F430V
Bondad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 04:39 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Bondad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Denver Metro Area
Posts: 333
Better Picture of Danage

This picture shows the total damage...

What say you fine people - can she be fixed??
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2012-09-04_15-08-46_3.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	181.9 KB
ID:	25686  
__________________
Traveling whenever possible with DW, 3 kids and "Tate" the mut dog. 1999 Minnie Winnie 3F430V
Bondad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 105
Anything can be fixed. The question is can it be fixed affordably.
I sure hope so, for your sake.
__________________
Kunysz513 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Chuck 1935's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Sure looks fixable. Forget how it's paid for. He wrecked it he fixes it. End of story. Thats the way it works !!Get it fixed and HE pays for it.

PS Loved the deer story. My teenage son used that on me years ago. I didn't buy it.
Unless he can get the deer to pay for it, It's his baby.
__________________
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
doc
Senior Member
 
doc's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dixie !! (north Georgia) USA
Posts: 2,953
Definitely fixable
__________________
doc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
OUCH!!! Sorry for you misfortune but as mentioned I would suspect whoever borrowed it should cover the cost of fixing it. Good luck and hope it all works out.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Gadget63's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Fair Play, SC
Posts: 986
Send a message via AIM to Gadget63 Send a message via Yahoo to Gadget63
Sorry this happened to you, and although it sounds like your friend is doing the right thing by going through his insurance, I still have to agree with you on the lesson learned. These things are just too expensive to lend out to anyone.
__________________
Richie, Rose and our Australian Terrier Harley
2004 Bounder 35R, 2012 ACME EZtow,2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
Gadget63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Sutler's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: GreenValley , Arizona
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gadget63 View Post
Sorry this happened to you, and although it sounds like your friend is doing the right thing by going through his insurance, I still have to agree with you on the lesson learned. These things are just too expensive to lend out to anyone.

yes sir definately agree, to easy for someone to say ouch sorry.Sad to see your ordeal good luck, but ive seen worse that was fixed. Couldnt tell anything was ever wrong ,has to go to place that deals with RVS, make sure of it.
__________________
Tom & Christi Rae Sutler
Freightliner club member
Goodsam club member
IRV2-Supporter
Sutler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #12
Senior Dude
 
Dogpatch's Avatar


 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere, BC.
Posts: 5,584
Blog Entries: 8
Sorry for your trouble.

As Monty Python once said "It's just a Flesh Wound".
__________________
Les (RVM12), Bonnie, Morgan and 4 leggers Bella & Bruce
2010 Forest River Cardinal 3450RL 40' Full Body Paint- 2015 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7 ltr Turbo Diesel, 68RFE Trans. 4x4 SRW SB Pullrite 2900 18K FMCA-420438 Good Sam
Dogpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,454
Blog Entries: 2
My DW is big hearted and would loan to family and friends and we always got our stuff back in worst shape then we loaned it. After some disappointments we came to an understanding...we do not loan out our stuff anymore, RV's, lawn mowers, tools, etc. I tell them if they need something I will get the address of the nearest rent a center, etc.
__________________
TheArnolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:15 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
rmmpe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 1,146
I did it once (a long time ago).........................and worried about it for a week.
Fortunately, there was no damage when it was returned.
BUT, NEVER again.
__________________

__________________
Bob (Squidly Down Under) & Peg - 2013 Ford Focus pushing a 2011 Phoenix Cruiser 2552S
"In God we trust" to preserve our country and bring our Troops safely home.
Carry on, regardless..................
rmmpe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.