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Old 06-05-2018, 11:02 PM   #5251
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Cute, Dan.

My Interstate wasnít totaled, which makes this all different now.

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What great news! Perhaps youíll be back on the road sooner than you could possible inagine.

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Old 06-06-2018, 12:21 AM   #5252
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NADA doesn't want to know the mileage for Sprinter diesels. According to them, it is not a factor in the value of the vehicle.


Google 2006 Airstream Interstate value and click on the NADA tab. NADA is notoriously low on Airstream trailers, but have low retail over $30,000 and average retail over $40,000.


I'd fight for a valuation in or above that range.


NADA is what many banks use for loan value. That's why you can hardly get a reasonable loan to purchase a used Airstream.



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That isn't realy how insurance companies think. They don't look at high retail unless you have a full repl policy. They play the averages game and mileage and age ARE taken into account. Unless the policy is full replacement value, there is a LOT of grey area for the ins comp to play with, esp if they start pulling it apart and it needs a LOT to get it road worthy, more than init thought.



Sure you may get a bit more as the squeaky wheel gets more oil, but keep in mind without a full repl policy, ins companies do find many ways to keep their cash outlay as low as possible. There is a reason there is so much fine print.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:18 AM   #5253
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Many insurance companies use the Black Book for damage appraisals.

Labor rates for most RV dealers range from $100.00 an hour up to $185.00 an hour.

I might suggest you send pictures to Artie at the factory and get a guesstimate from Airstream as to repair costs, but he would need a number of pictures and description and obviously would not be held to that number.

Not sure where the Interstate is located, but there is only one Airstream dealer in PA, Ansley RV in Duncansville, PA. Which is near Altoona, PA. Other than that there is an Airstream Interstate dealer in North East West Virginia. There is also Colonial Airstream down in Lakewood, NJ, the largest dealer of all Airstreams I know of. I don't think a "normal" RV dealer would be capable of an accurate appraisal nor repair of an Airstream Diesel.

An option in the discussion with SF would be using several books for valuation and then the internet for sale prices on used Interstates of your year to hopefully get as much as you can out of them, if they total it.

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I think I would much rather have a Mercedes shop do the repairs than an airstream dealer.

The back is Airstream the front is Mercedes
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:38 AM   #5255
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What great news! Perhaps you’ll be back on the road sooner than you could possible inagine.

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Thank you, Carol, but it may still be totaled.

Not understanding the process, I interpreted an estimate for repairs as an indication that it would not, but they are still waiting for a determination of its value....if repair costs are more than 75% of that, it will be totaled.

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Thank you, Bud.

I am going to get the pictures SF has taken, and look at sending them out for independent assessment.

Aside from whether it is feasible to repair, there is the current value of my rig in its undamaged state, which SF doesnít seem to have a good handle on.

There arenít a lot of older model Interstates for sale to compare mine to...people seem to be holding on to them.

RandyNH, my Interstate is on a Dodge Sprinter chassis, only the engine is Mercedes diesel.

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Old 06-06-2018, 06:30 AM   #5257
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Your Interstate was made when Daimler owned Chrysler. At that time they sold the Sprinter in the US under the Dodge label. When Chrysler was bought by Fiat, Daimler held on to the Sprinter and put the Mercedes star on it. So, your Interstate is a Mercedes underneath it all.

Even my old blue Dodge truck can claim a bit of Mercedes ancestry, being built during the Daimler-Chrysler period--from a US design and assembled in Mexico. So much for trying to buy American.
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Ahhh, thank you Mimi.

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Thank you, Bud.

I am going to get the pictures SF has taken, and look at sending them out for independent assessment.

Aside from whether it is feasible to repair, there is the current value of my rig in its undamaged state, which SF doesnít seem to have a good handle on.

There arenít a lot of older model Interstates for sale to compare mine to...people seem to be holding on to them.

RandyNH, my Interstate is on a Dodge Sprinter chassis, only the engine is Mercedes diesel.

Maggie
Maggie,

Last week I found probably half a dozen listed for sale by simply doing a Google search using the year and model. I realize thatís not a lot, but it was more than I expected.

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There are a few T1N Interstates for sale, but vary Rare to see a ĎRear Sleeperí for sale.
With floor layout being a huge deal- I would argue that unless it is the same layout it really isnít a fair value comparison.
Others likely would not agree with that.


Of course, even the rear bath ones would give *some* sort of value. But from what Iíve seen, they are usually about $10k cheaper than the rear sleeper with similar condition. (I could most certainly be full of it- but that is my perception).

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Thanks, folks.

I am gathering my ducks...

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Don't make your final decision until those ducks form a nice, neat row.
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Was headed north a couple of hours to visit favorite family members this weekend but had one of those sleepless nights then finally getting up with a serious headache...so, we stayed home.

Sometimes when I wake in the night, my head fills with things pending and past, and I can’t get back to sleep...like last night. I could do without those.

A change in air pressure may have contributed, as we had a pretty good and badly needed rain this morning, and more is predicted tonight and tomorrow...crops are in the field and up, the farmers will be happy.

Have been immersed in resolving in various ways my recent accident, the wtf of turning into the path of a semi , exploring this and that, writing here and there, as well as as turning over this idea of SUV camping for awhile.

It seems a somewhat logical and practical solution.

I’ve found there is actually an entire subculture out there that do just that, some of them full time...some with an adjunct tent, others without, and all manner of small to large awnings-to-tents that attach to vehicles such as mine available out there.

Tho I possess nearly everything I would need, but for the tent , I can’t shake the thought that heading out with this to fulfill summer adventures would be a bit like jumping off a cliff unsure if my bungee was going to hold.

I am 69, after all, and there’s Lily.

We would be in bear country, and what about them , can I safely carry food/dog food and how would I do that, what if it’s pouring rain when I need to set up, what if I can’t find a site...does one pull in somewhere, crawl in the back and just sleep in the car like those who have no other choice???

I truly feel it is probably not time to stop traveling, also that if that is the case no reasonable path will present itself....if it’s meant to be, it will happen, if it isn’t it won’t.

However, also firmly believing that one needs to get up every day, put one foot ahead of the other, and do what needs to be done, that includes being open to options.

With my upcoming trip with the grands in a few weeks, will have the opportunity to try a few things out.

What I really, really want is my Interstate repaired and returned to me, but that seems highly unlikely...my claim is in the Total Loss department at State Farm, who report the frame is badly bent, who also until I spoke with them 4 days ago had been dealing for 12 days with my rig as if it were an 05 Sprinter Van...period.

Now, they are working to establish proper value, and we are into week three.

I have picked a number of brains, and thoughts here are always welcome.

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This would be a more manageably sized suv tent...I watched a video on putting these up and it is as easy as the one Iíve used for the kids, that I can set up myself.
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