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Old 04-14-2008, 07:54 PM   #15
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Dave,

That's really awfull, but at least you and your wife were not in it and injured.

Good luck at JC and let us know what happens.

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Old 04-14-2008, 07:57 PM   #16
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I would recommend that you consider P&S (Helena, Ohio not far from JC)for the repair. I had extensive repair and a clearcoat done two years ago by P&S and was impressed with both the result and the way I was treated.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:58 PM   #17
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I lived in DC for 27 years and I saw a lot of tree damage over the years - however - seeing it hit an AS really hurts!!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #18
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Hi everyone,

Just an update....

The Bambi is now back at Jackson Center for the factory service guys to do what they do best... I know it will be back in mint condition when they are finished. I will post a bunch of before and after pics and will bet you can't tell the diff from a brand new one on the lot...

Anyway, although I was really bummed when first discovering the damage, as bad as smashed aluminum is, in the overall scheme of things it really does not matter. Shari is a 2 time cancer survivor and that really puts things into perspective. Any problem in life that you can solve by simply writing a check is not really a problem at all...

best regards, Dave

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Old 04-19-2008, 07:14 PM   #19
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Very true Dave. Good luck with the repair.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:46 PM   #20
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:21 PM   #21
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Again Sorry about the damage . WELCOME back to MOTHER SHIP ! This is my part the world. I know those people will fix you rite up and it will soon be just pic's of bad luck.
Will U be staying till the repairs are finished? They is a rally at Grand Lake St.Marys Next weekend April 25,26,27 If you would like to stop over I know U would be more that welcome. Its at the state park.
If not Have a great trip Home.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #22
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Ouch.
Well if it had not been for my insurance i would have parked my trailer after the first accident and let it rot. I could not afford $15,000 in repair bills for the trailer alone.

My guess based on what I have seen $6,000 to have yours fixed. The factory is the best place to have yours fixed.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:48 PM   #23
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Have you thought about getting in touch with either Colonial Airstream in Lakewood, NJ or RV Legends in Waterbury, CT?
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:07 AM   #24
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Good for you, Dave...for not letting the damage get you down and just keep going, getting it fixed, and keeping life in the proper prespective... There's a lesson in there for us all...
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:53 AM   #25
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Dave said (in part): Anyway, although I was really bummed when first discovering the damage, as bad as smashed aluminum is, in the overall scheme of things it really does not matter. Shari is a 2 time cancer survivor and that really puts things into perspective . Any problem in life that you can solve by simply writing a check is not really a problem at all...

Dave & Shari - Yes, it must have felt like somebody had drop kicked your heart thru the goal posts of life to see your AS in that sad condition. But I admire your perspective. We all love our AS's, but an AS can always be replaced. Congratulations to Shari, congratulations to you both. Beating an illness like that is usually a "partnership success" story. Maby only one of you is ill, but beating that illness is best done with the aid of a loving partner. And I am speaking from a fair bit of my own experiences here.

Great success story and I'm glad you shared it with us all. I always feel better when a loved one kicks my butt back into reality now & then . I usually require such loving at least once a year .
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Wow, another tree "kill". I can't see any interior effects from the impact, still, 5 to 6K sounds a leetle beet low from my experience. After Hurricane Ivan my Safari needed 16K worth of repairs......sure hope they can fix yours for less

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Old 04-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #27
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Dave, I just saw your posts. Sorry for your damage but you're right, writing a check does fix it. Hope you and Shari make the Can Opener Rally in January.
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Wow, another tree "kill". I can't see any interior effects from the impact, still, 5 to 6K sounds a leetle beet low from my experience. After Hurricane Ivan my Safari needed 16K worth of repairs......sure hope they can fix yours for less

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It looks like just the end cap was crunched. If so I am sticking to my origial estimate. If any of the main structure was damaged then the cost will be much higher.
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