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Old 01-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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My 2K front window. A painful lesson.

This is almost unbelievable and it happened to me. I took my 58 FC out to my uncles property as he offered to allow me to use his very large garage to lift the shell off the trailer frame. I have a sloped driveway making it impossible to do, so naturally I jumped at the chance.

I arrive in the evening thinking I will drop it off and then lift the shell after work the following days.

My uncle and his buddy show up with a few drinks down and one in hand to help push it into the garage. His buddy decides that the front window is where he would like to place his hand and push, yes its 40+ year old glass and no its not tempered, and yes his hand goes right through the window. The glass shoots up his arm about 5 inches. It was awful.

I hear he is fine, had to go to the E.R. and get stitches as well as a comprehensive exam. Naturally he enjoys smoking pot so he cant pass a drug test and get a job, therefore he has no medical insurance, leaving me with the bill.

So now I am left with a 2000.00 front window.

My question is does this add to the value of the trailer?

If you have old windows and are restoring your trailer, I would advise replacing them with safety glass right away. You never know who will walk up offering to help, and what kind of brain-cells they may or may not posses.

I also enrolled in a umbrella policy today that will cover such events and only costs me 300.00 a year.

Live and learn, sucks to be me.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #2
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Dude. All I can say is, you are a very nice guy to offer to pay for his ignorance and lack of responsibility. I think I may have handled that differently. You are the better man. Good Karma will undoubtedly come your way.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:19 AM   #3
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I'm wondering how this became your responsibility?
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:48 AM   #4
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Matt:

As I have said more than once you are too nice.

For those in the airstream community. I met Matt during the summer at an RV park in Fort Bragg, CA. It was my first outing in my newly purchased AS and there was a lot I didn't know but Matt was willing to come over and patiently answer all my questions. As it turned out Matt lived near me and offered to come over and help me wire and hook up a television. Since then he has also offered to help me hook up a fantastic fan.

Matt, Im a big believer in Karma and good things are surely coming your way. Its good to know that there are good people out there such as yourself.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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many hospitals will negotiate the price of the bill if there is no insurance.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:43 AM   #6
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I'm no insurance expert, but what about your uncles homeowners policy?
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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I'm sure you're a real nice guy. That is a bummer about the glass.

Explain to me again why you're responsible for this stoner's hospital bill.

Whose going to pay when he burns himself by touching a hot stove or loses a digit by sticking his hand into a shredder?

I'll bet this guy is why the instructions that come with irons specify that you shouldn't iron your clothes while wearing them.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:12 AM   #8
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I'll bet this guy is why the instructions that come with irons specify that you shouldn't iron your clothes while wearing them.
What? You mean your not supposed to? Where is your sense of adventure?

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #9
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I didn't say I offered to pay the bill, but it was quickly indicated that I will be soon.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #10
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Whilst I agree with the tack that you should not have been responsible, and should not have paid, I think you did the right thing.
Attorneys would have a lot of fun with this one, and just defending yourself would have cost much more, let alone if you had lost!
Pay the bill, enjoy the good Karma and write it off as a little bit of bad luck.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #11
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Man.

Sorry to hear of your situation. Good idea for all of us to have some sort of umbrella; note that if you had had one, the insurance co would likely have gone to your uncle's homeowners for them to participate. Also check with your auto insurance medical liability payments section - maybe there is some hope there.

Also, your homeowners may have something for you.

Also, talk to your friendly lawyer just so you can know your choices. You can always pay the bill (and walk away with your sanity, I guess) but it might be nice to know what you are actually liable for.

Good luck. Pat
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:25 AM   #12
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Matt,
I was thinking about your situation. What is your Uncles position? Does he support you or does he support his pot smoking "friend"? If your Uncle does not support you. It may be wise to find a better spot to work on the trailer. It could cost much more down the road. Sorry to cast such negative vibes. Be safe.
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Garage Cost

If it takes you 3 months to redo the trailer, the cost is reasonable. If you had to rent a shop it would be a lot more.
By keeping everybody happy, you will still have help when you need it on your project.
I think you did the right thing.

And YES. it does add to the RV ownership EQUITY. Talk to a good accountant to see how you can amortize that.
It all makes a good story to tell at the CG.

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