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Old 10-10-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
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Need appraisal in Las Vegas for insurance

My insurance carrier will not increase the stated value of my 2015 LandYacht after my solar/lithium/remodel (at Ultimate Airstreams) without an appraisal. The trailer is currently in Las Vegas. Can anyone recommend an appraiser in that area?


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Old 10-11-2019, 02:40 AM   #2
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Why not use Ultimate Airstreams itself?
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:15 AM   #3
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If you click on the grey Portal tab at the top left, you will end up here [desktop version of this site]:

On the right edge of that page there is a system for finding inspectors by state, who might be able to help you locate an appraiser.

Good luck,

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Old 10-11-2019, 06:42 AM   #4
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I used Polk Associates LLC.

Jim has attended many airstream rallies.

I had him appraise both of my airstreams.
I emailed him tons of pictures and filled out a form he sent me.
He was very prompt in getting back to me.
I then forwarded the appraisal to my insurance agent.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:45 AM   #5
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I second Jim Polk. He is well known and well respected by insurance companies. Our insurance company took his appraisal of our renovated '72 at his value for agreed upon insurance value. His appraisal was 20something pages long and very detailed.

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Old 10-11-2019, 09:11 AM   #6
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Polk Associates LLC

Yes, Jim Polk appraised our 1964 Airstream Sovereign 30' and wrote an excellent appraisal report accepted by our RV insurance carrier (for a value higher than the purchase price we negotiated). His expertise is in aluminum vehicles such as private jet aircraft (Gulfstreams, Lear, etc.) and Airstream trailers (2/3rds of his appraisals).

If he cannot come onsite where your trailer is in Nevada (he's based in Santa Barbara), he may be able to do an accurate appraisal if you provide clean detailed 360 degree photos, purchase description details, etc.

He'll do a great job!
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:24 AM   #7
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I believe that if the insurance company is going to accept the appraisal, the appraiser is going to need to be a pro.

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Old 10-11-2019, 08:04 PM   #8
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I will try Jim Polk.
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