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Old 05-08-2017, 06:53 PM   #15
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I'm sorry to hear about this. If it were me I would probably just pay out of pocket considering your deductible. Plus I always fear of an insurance increase the next time it renews. I would fix the rig damage first, then take a look at the other stuff and decide how you want to replace those items. You might be able to improve on what you had or get something that appeals to you more. Or you could consider looking for used parts from the same model motorhome that has been scrapped which could save you money.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:13 PM   #16
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We bought the motorhome on a Monday, dropped it at the storage lot down the street and left on a cruise. We got back a week later and found thieves had hit six motor homes and fivers. They destroyed the entry door $5600 and took the remotes for the tvs. There was nothing in it. IAW the standard storage rental agreement they are not responsible. And they have security cameras, on the office and entry gate, thieves cut through the back fence. The motorhome is now parked in the backyard with a security system and flood light, and the entry door is unlocked. I also just finished installing a 4 camera system that records to a 64g card. Camera system is for driving but doubles as surveillance system.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:07 PM   #17
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So you pay your rent which includes the cost for all security measures, but when the yard says they are not responsible, you are in essence paying for a service you are not receiving.

You take your car to a shop, pay for a repair, and you get a warranty; the shop will stand behind their work.

At a storage yard, you pay for services not received, as their security measures are ineffective, which the yard admits as they won't stand behind your loss.


So tell me to go find another yard, not another one in town with covered storage.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:41 PM   #18
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Dear Cyclist922,

Back in 2012, we received a call from the state police alerting us to a break-in at the storage lot we were using. They were asking everyone to come by and check out their units. We had a 2010 Discovery at the time, and were hopeful we escaped unscathed. Upon our arrival, the police met us and escorted us to our coach. We could tell from 5 sites away when we saw our curtain billowing through the driver side window. That was their entry point. They took all electronics and used our bedding to carry it all off. They pried the speakers off of the walls and TVs, radio, backup screen, etc. They were kind enough to unlock the front door and exit neatly.

We thought the lot was secure. The state police pointed out to us that although there were cameras, they were only on the front gate. Same thing with the lighting. They easily threw a ladder over a rear barbed wire fence near the railroad tracks and broke into five coaches with similar results to ours. They also took a bunch of catalytic converters off of the gassers.

The lot ended up paying our deductible. Our insurance company replaced everything missing plus the repair on the driver window and screen. More than $5500. It took six weeks to have it brought back to camping condition.

The state police told us what to look for in a new storage lot and we settled on one with lighting everywhere; two layers of higher barbed wire fencing and a moat, of sorts. Access is granted through codes at each fence. There are cameras everywhere and the person who owns the lot lives next door and is pretty careful. The office on site is actually staffed, which our previous storage lot didn't provide.

It is really disappointing to have to deal with this, I know. I hope you are back up and running soon. Good luck!
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:04 PM   #19
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Fishinful, See para 15: Release of Landlords Liability for Property Damage

Standard rental agreement terms

That's nice, but like I said, state laws vary, and it could be questionable as far as negligence is concerned. There are several other angles a decent attorney could go after. This boilerplate language usually deters anyone from pursuing things further, but can be meaningless. Almost wondering who's side you're on. No matter, do as you wish, just remember that releases in liability usually dont.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:06 PM   #20
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I just wish that when you pay for a service, you get value for your dollar, not doubletalk.

The bigger point is its not easy to find any place to store an RV, let alone one that is actually secure.
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