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Old 05-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #15
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I would hope it would be covered.
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This is not something that would be covered by insurance. Unless you hit something, or something hit you - a component failure will be excluded.
Collision coverage takes care of damage from an 'accident'
Comprehensive covers non collision damage.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:12 PM   #17
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I would have thought that wind damage would be a covered peril.
Actually, wind damage would be covered. It might be worth asking your agent to make a report. They'll send out someone to inspect it, most likely. Be prepared, however, to be told the wind was simply the instrument that revealed an underlying failure. Keep in mind, these things are designed to go down the highway at 70 miles per hour, into a headwind.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #18
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Actually, wind damage would be covered. It might be worth asking your agent to make a report. They'll send out someone to inspect it, most likely. Be prepared, however, to be told the wind was simply the instrument that revealed an underlying failure. Keep in mind, these things are designed to go down the highway at 70 miles per hour, into a headwind.
Excellent point Jay. Your years in the business paid off
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Geico covers this for me under my comprehensive coverage minus my deductible. To be clear, no coach is designed to get caught in sudden broadside 60-70 mph wind gusts while going 60 mph.. The day and evening in Amarillo that day was terrifying. I40 was closed at points. While trying to get off the highway, I was stuck in dust storms that created complete blackouts on the highway. After closer inspection, I believe that my slide toper was bellowing as much as it could against the drum stop, but is was enough to flex the sidewall enough that the roof pulled out of the channel... Again, maybe it is what to expect for a 15 year old coach no matter how good of a condition it appears to be in. There was nothing wrong with the caulk in that J channel prior to the event..
Anyway the fix has held and I'm now 800 miles west of Amarillo.. Pic is of the metal plate/patch installed in the front hole. There is one just like it about ten feet back.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:19 AM   #20
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Had an identical situation you've had a couple of years ago on our '04 Vectra in Oregon with high winds. Tore the roof up front to back, the only thing stopping the roof from peeling back further were the air horns and vents. Took a couple of "chuncks" out, similar to your pictures as well.
Insurance covered the damage (AAA) from wind damage, patches in the roof fiberglass were made, roof fiberglass snapped back into J-channel and recaulked and on our way in (1) day.
Coming from the Good Sam Rally in Redmond, caught the wind on 97 and limped into Portland to Camping World who did the repairs quickly.
Not a big deal IMO, just get the right repair facility and you'll be like new. Upsetting I know when traveling but, unfortunately, part of the traveling with a motor home thing every once in a while.
Good luck and keep us posted!

PS: Won't go into what else happened on that same trip, but we call it "the trip from hell" with good reason. Of course we don't own that rig any more for good reason, as well!
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Regarding being too old or too many miles. I had a 20 yo Monaco MH and messed with it for 5 years. Took a trip to Santa Fe from Indy. Had a flat tire and lost fan belt. I"d answer that yeah if you have time and money keep going but now I have a Class C Thor and I'm happy its newer and less trouble. FWIW
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Don't want to seem callous here, but the storms that went raking across were PREDICTED. Why were you trying to drive across that area this time of year in a coach that you were not sure could make it? Coming from Indiana you should have known that this is the time of the year when those storms are going to fire up from Amarillo straight towards Indianapolis. A better route would have been I-80/I-70 to Denver then down to I-40 and across.

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A better route would have been I-80/I-70 to Denver then down to I-40 and across.
Second-guessing the weather in the West rarely works. We were on I-70 across Kansas and Eastern Colorado at the time ...and experienced high winds across Kansas. Then, Colorado added a few fast-moving hail storms to the wind. And yesterday we had even worse winds on I-90 North out of Wyoming and West across part of Montana.
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Had a roof come loose in a snow storm in N.C. once. Snow got up under it and ruined the whole roof. The insurance did cover it and we had a new roof put on. Hope your insurance company is as good. The age of the coach really doesn't have anything to do with something like this.

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Don't want to seem callous here, but the storms that went raking across were PREDICTED. Why were you trying to drive across that area this time of year in a coach that you were not sure could make it? Coming from Indiana you should have known that this is the time of the year when those storms are going to fire up from Amarillo straight towards Indianapolis. A better route would have been I-80/I-70 to Denver then down to I-40 and across.

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Barb, the point of my thread was to ask weather anyone knew what was involved with a roof repair such as I require.. The storms in Amarillo were not predicted Barb, only late afternoon high winds. Because of this thing called a dry line, these systems gather quickly and move slowly. I am considering staying still when I know there are winds predicted. Also, I never said I wasn't sure my coach couldn't handle it, but after my experience, I did ask for input as to what others thought of traveling such long distances in a 15 year old coach.
I wouldn't call your comments callous. I would call them something else but I will refrain.
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There is an old saying here in Texas; " If you don't like the weather wait a minute and it will change". This time of year that is exactly what can, and often does, happen.

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