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Old 03-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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I have choosen to go with progressive inshurance on my 72 Argosy and with agreed value! I need to have a professional appraisal done Any Ideas on who or how?
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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You are attempting to insure an antique. With that in mind I would try and talk to some antique car owner and see how they are able to arrive at an agreed price with their insurance companies.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have choosen to go with progressive inshurance on my 72 Argosy and with agreed value! I need to have a professional appraisal done Any Ideas on who or how?
There is a member on the forums who is an appraiser for vintage aircraft, autos and he will appraise vintage Airstreams. I would PM SilverPal and they can help you with what you need.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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Also Polk Associates in CA (805)585 4067. He is also a forums member but I don't know his screen name.

Progressive told me the only way I could document value was to have an official AS dealer do it. My experience with this was less than satisfactory. The one and only AS dealer in Albuquerque pulled out a NADA blue book and said it only goes back to 75. Said a 75 Tradewind lists as worth $2500 so mine is obviously worth less. Then he gave me the bum's rush because he was embarrassed to have my 71 on his lot at all.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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I'm in Texas, so my experience would not apply to you, but I was able to secure quite satisfactory appraisals from two different dealers. Progressive took the average of the two appraisals as the value of the trailer. I am quite satisfied.

For vintage units, an appraised value is the only way to insure that you will receive the full value of your unit should you suffer a calamity of some sort. That has happened to me with Progressive as the insurer and they paid full agreed value on that incident. I like the way they do business.

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Old 03-22-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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Jim Polk (Silverpal2) is a professional appraiser.....he did an appraisal for us when our 69 Overlander was broadsided and he did an excellent job for us. We highly recommend Jim. paula
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