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Old 12-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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Yuma Wind Storm

Last night a windstorm passed thru Yuma, AZ on its way east. We had 50 MPH winds here.

Unfortunately my rig was parked in a storage lot next to an unsecured metal building. The building took flight and bounced off the side of the rig and continued down the side to the side mirror which it bent and broke out the parabolic mirror.

I have already talked with the insurance adjuster and tomorrow the body shop will come out for an estimate on repainting the driver's side and replacing the mirror. Hopefully everything will be taken care of. I may even have the entire rig repainted if the price is right.

I'm attaching a few pictures so you can cry with me. Dave

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Glad you were not it and injured. Fiberglass can be repaired.

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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Wind is not our friend...I had a sharp crosswind peel the roof off our Adventurer in Mojave CA a couple years ago. You have my sympathy.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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Winds here in St Louis gusting to 50MPH. Temp down to 20.9
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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Bummer, ouch---

good luck with your repairs
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OUCH! Wrong place at wrong time, hopefully all will go smooth with the repairs. Gene
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #7
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Yuma Windstorm Update

Thanks to you all for your best wishes. Tomorrow i take the rig in for paint and body work. The estimate is $9,500.00 of which the insurance co (GEICO) is picking up the $9,000.00.

When the repairs are finished I'll post new pictures.

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #8
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Windstorm Damage Update

Well we finally have the rig back from the paint and body shop. They had it so long I thought they might be filing adoption papers or something. The shop did a great job on the paint. They filled and painted the driver's side completely which sustained the most damage, they also painted the entire rear around to the seam on the passenger side as well as the entire frontend. they replaced the driver's mirror and painted both mirrors. They replaced the diamond shield on the front end and repainted the coving at the roof on the passenger side. They also painted my four gutter extensions to match. We are very pleased with the job and are anxious to get to the Tombstone rally this week to show it off.

The insurance company was great also. I have GEICO and their service was fast and efficient. They din't question the body shop as to the extent of the work and promptly had the original check and a supplemental check for the additional work the shop found later. The total came to nearly $15,000.00 and all we paid was our deductible. I'm very happy to close this episode.
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Glad you have it back and it looks BEAUTIFUL!!

I was living in Yuma, when (it was 1985 or early 86) I was driving along the highway when I saw a wall of sand coming toward me. It looked like that scene in Hildalgo. It worried me enough that I pulled over to the shoulder. Glad I did because when it hit I could not see the hood of my car and the temp went from 60 something to over a 100. The car was rocking onto two wheels. I was terrifed that it was going to flip. I had just moved from SC and made the mistake of staying during Hurricane Diana. Felt just like that.

Even the dust devils, in Yuma, are nothing to mess with. Glad you were not outside, near your coach, when this happened!!

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I hate to bring up another branch to the topic, but what about the owner of the metal shed and his/her insurance?
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Great job!

Been thru 3 Hurricanes here in Flordia with no damage. Have had damage out West due to wind twice.
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Soricobob, the owner of the shed is a local Mexican bricklayer with no insurance. He did provide us some nice brickwork on our patio in exchange for our deductible.
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