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Old 04-28-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Oh boy...shame on storage...tree? Ice? snow?

Well, we just picked up our 345 LE last weekend...time to get her out of winter storage and get her ready for whatever adventure comes our way...

Our pride and joy was damaged...by who knows what...take a look ...
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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That' a nasty one! Good luck getting it repaired.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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Ouch-That is terrible! I feel so bad for you.. hang in there. A large glass of wine is in order!
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Oh! I feel so sick for you.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:48 AM   #5
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When we first discovered it, I was in such disbelief...I kept looking at it -- seeing the ghost of the shape and just could not believe my eyes...

Thank you all for your words!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:35 AM   #6
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I'd need a cooling off period before I went & spoke with the owner of the storage facililty! Hope they have good insurance.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:07 AM   #7
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I hope the owner of the storage facility has good insurance or you do. By the looks of that dent a trip to MOTHERSHIP is in order.
I had to scroll away from the pic it even hurts me to look at it .
Good Luck Keep us posted.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:33 AM   #8
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The host at the campground said it was not their responsibility...that it was "an act of God"...

We are not sure whether to use our insurance or not...we're afraid that our rate will go crazy up if we do...what do you guys think?
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #9
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Contact your insurance company and see if they will disagree with the cg's opinion that they are not liable. You can always not file the claim; in the meantime, you can get some assistance on where you stand.

Hope all turns out well.

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Old 04-29-2010, 11:12 AM   #10
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What insurance do you have? We had a lot of repair work done (the dents were entirely my fault, no act of God involved) and our SafeCo rate did not go up...yet.
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Ouch that doesn't look good.

If you signed an agreement that contained a Force majeure, or Act of God clause then you may be out of luck unless the damage was intentional or due to negligence. If your Insurance provider feels that there was negligence or malfeasance then they may subrogate your claim and deal with the with the CG directly. If its a small claim though your underwriter may simply choose to fix it.

It really boils down to what you feel is an effective way to handle the damage. A call your agent might help you in the decision process.

Hope it works out for you.

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Old 04-29-2010, 12:02 PM   #12
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Act of God maybe not....

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The host at the campground said it was not their responsibility...that it was "an act of God"...

We are not sure whether to use our insurance or not...we're afraid that our rate will go crazy up if we do...what do you guys think?
Interesting thing about "Acts of God" like this--some of them are simply negligence on someone's part. My understanding, as something similar happened to a neighboring camper once and I learned this by watching him deal with the damage from a fallen tree limb and the campground management, is this: If it's a live limb that falls, it's an act of God and you better have your own insurance to cover it. But if it's a dead or partially dead limb that falls, the campgroud is on the hook and they or their insurance will be liable. Part of the responsibilities of ownership, with regard to trees is making suret they do not present a hazard. So I would investigate carefully to make sure that there are no issues with any standing trees or objects that might have been responsible for this damage before just dismissing it based on the initial statements of the storage facility. Signs of other dead limbs that have not been pruned can bolster your case enough to pursue it with legal representation.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:08 PM   #13
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who ever's act it was, a great deal of damage occurred. Not only is that segment damaged but also the center one and the area between the back window and the side window. The rib under there is most likely buckled .Make sure that that area is looked at also.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:28 PM   #14
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hi gypsy'

b4 being sucked in by those LOOKING to gain from your misfortune...

take a breath and dig around here.

i would have never thought big ugly divots could be improved much without major (expensive) surgery...

but it turns out that's not always true...

read laura's story and check out the photoz...

especially the AFTER in post #31 below

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...hit-59265.html

more details here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ion-59406.html

there are other threads here on suckin' out dents with nice results like this one...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f4/k...eam-44249.html

someone crawled/climbed up on a unit at the can opener 2 years back and sucked out a dent...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288...tml#post657887

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