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Old 04-07-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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Question Hail Damage on new Flying Cloud

Recent hail damage to new 2016 FC. Insurance wants to replace 7 panels small and large. Refinish front plasticoat. Of course removing and re installing antenna, plexiglass shields, alum shields, etc. All we see is small dents. Need opinions - have this done in Texas by someone or just leave alone. If opinion is have done, who near Dallas?
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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Ask contributor "Switz" about Paul Mayeux in Paradise.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:58 AM   #3
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Why would you want to leave this alone? Let the insurance take care of this, but make sure it's done by an AS facility.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:59 PM   #4
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My hail storm decision

We had quite a hail storm last September. The day of the storm, I thought of taking the AS to indoor storage but decided not to. Oh well, oh hell. There was nothing I could do during the storm except watch. The next day the whole neighborhood spent the day cleaning up.

The hail put a lot of dimples on the white section of the roof, and quite a few on the front and rear end caps. Standing at ground level, it is hardly noticeable.

My decision with my 3 year old AS? Just leave it. I didn't want the invasiveness of a repair, and I didn't want to haggle with insurance. And my philosophy on insurance is that it is for BIG stuff, not little stuff. And after a day or two of deep breaths, I decided this was little stuff. I never even called them.

And now, during my next hail storm, I won't worry. What's it going to do, put dimples into my dimples?

Sorry you experienced this and best of luck moving forward.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Tow it up to the mother ship in Jackson Center, leave it there where the repairs will be done perfect & pick it up when done. It's a new AS & getting it fixed the right should be a priority, doing nothing is not an option.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:01 PM   #6
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Going up to JC is the best idea, in my opinion, but may not be all that practical for you. According to Maps, it is 1046 miles from Richardson to Jackson Center via the shortest route.

Did you buy your coach from a Texas dealer? If so, that may be the closest place to start.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:16 PM   #7
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I would take the insurance money and not have it fixed. On the way home from the repair you could get hit by another hail storm. Stuff happens. As long as the title is still clean. It won't lose to much value.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:08 PM   #8
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Our dealer that we bought from doesn't do hail damage. Need to find someone close to us. Need recommendations.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:12 PM   #9
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We bought our in Fort Worth.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:33 PM   #10
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North Dallas RV is, I believe, authorized AS shop. They are ALWAYS busy.


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Old 04-07-2016, 08:37 PM   #11
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I, too, have heard good things about Paul Mayeaux Also search for Top on here He is near Killeen I think

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Another option.... It doesn't sound like its to bad of hail dents. Take the money from the insurance co. and use a hot glue dent puller on the hail dents. Or have a body shop pop them out with there hot glue dent puller.
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:08 AM   #13
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Wouldn't an insurance company agree to give you an amount (that I guess would need to be estimated by an AS dealer) for "reduced value due to damage" if you opted not to have the damage repaired?

Incidentally, if you buy insurance that provides coverage for hail damage it is worth reading the small print!


When we got our AS and I asked our insurance broker to get me insurance on it, I specifically mentioned that I wanted a policy that provided coverage for hail damage.

They did so, but when I actually received the policy weeks later it indicated that for the coverage to be triggered the hail actually had to cause perforation!

It seemed to me that was unlikely to happen and so I had the broker switch to a different insurance company that did not include that wording - cost me more of course!

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We had a 2014 27FB hit hard by hail last summer. $43,000 worth of damage. The roof and most every panel had some sort of dimple with two end panels each having one larger spot, maybe the size of a hardball hitting them. Because the unit was paid for, the insurance sent the check directly to me. I understand if you have a loan on the unit, the check needs to go to the repairer. True? Anyway, I could of lived with the damage and kept the check in the bank but my partner wanted a new AS. The dealer made us such a good deal that we couldn't refuse. He traded us a new 2016 27FB with ducted air for our damaged unit, took the check for $43,000 and gave us cash BACK. I'm talking a few thousand dollars. We couldn't say no. I asked him how he was going to make money on that deal. He said he was going to fix the two panels with the larger dents and sell the unit as is. I've heard that over time, lots of small dimples will work themselves out.
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