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Old 11-01-2014, 09:28 PM   #29
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What you describe in post 27 is exactly what happens on the "Top-of-the-World highway in Alaska/Canada. The gravel road has a very soft berm, get a steer wheel into that soft berm and there is no recovery.
On another note, your Squeaky will wind up at a rebuilder shop, be totally rebuilt, and sold with a rebuilt title. One of those companies, 25 miles from our house, sold a 2004 Country Coach some years ago that had been laid-over and rebuilt with a new side-wall,front cap repaired, new windshield. It looked like new, sold at a very low price. $48,000 vicinity.
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I am a tad late on reading this thread. I feel so bad for your both, but you are safe and will march on, I'm sure. I wish you the best for your future "Squeaky". Thank you for posting the pic, it really makes me stop and think about what CAN happen out there and I hope I will be more attentive to road conditions that sometimes I take for granted.
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I am just reading this post too, and am so sorry for "Squeaky". But she did her job and protected you and your wife, and a great testament to HR build quality! Do not beat your self up, it was a accident, and just that! We hope to see you, your wife and Squeaky2 in the future! Good luck in finding your new baby! Rail!
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #32
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Update:

Horray....it sure seems like a long time coming, but the insurance company sent final disposition on the RV and we received the check this last Saturday. I doubt it'll stay in the bank for very long...we really do miss the traveling.

Also got the Jeep back from Abra Auto Body in Nashville(very nice job, BTW) a week ago last Wednesday. I changed the oil yesterday(the shop changed it as well) and did a full inspection of the undercarriage and repairs. With the exception of a bent steering dampener housing, the Jeep's undercarriage came out with just a few scratches on the skid plates. Wow, these Wranglers are a tough breed...think I'm gonna keep it.

Although we're chomp'n at the bit, I think we still need to take our time finding 'Squeaky's' replacement. With only five years experience under our belts, still, I think we know just about that we are looking for with the type of travels we have in mind. It's not going to be easy, but you never know - our 'perfection' could be lurking just around the corner. Looking forward to the hunt.

In closing, I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments - it's been a couple of trying months with some hard lessons learned.
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Horray....it sure seems like a long time coming, but the insurance company sent final disposition on the RV and we received the check this last Saturday. I doubt it'll stay in the bank for very long...we really do miss the traveling.

Also got the Jeep back from Abra Auto Body in Nashville(very nice job, BTW) a week ago last Wednesday. I changed the oil yesterday(the shop changed it as well) and did a full inspection of the undercarriage and repairs. With the exception of a bent steering dampener housing, the Jeep's undercarriage came out with just a few scratches on the skid plates. Wow, these Wranglers are a tough breed...think I'm gonna keep it.

Although we're chomp'n at the bit, I think we still need to take our time finding 'Squeaky's' replacement. With only five years experience under our belts, still, I think we know just about that we are looking for with the type of travels we have in mind. It's not going to be easy, but you never know - our 'perfection' could be lurking just around the corner. Looking forward to the hunt.

In closing, I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments - it's been a couple of trying months with some hard lessons learned.
Thank you both, Jan and Bob, for sharing your entire story with us. The picture of your Squeaky and Jeep laying on their sides will stay with us forever. Keep us posted on Squeaky II, try to enjoy the search.

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Great news folks! Now to find Squeaky II!
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