Originally Posted by thewarden
I suffered the same damage in a hail storm here last year, and it is currently in for repair. Repair is going to be in the range of 26K. If I were paying for the repair myself for the roof panel, I would not bother fixing it if it was sound. I would cover it with solar panels. A full solar system would be less than the cost of replacing the white roof panel, it would cover up most of the damage, and you would have a great solar system to boot.
As long as the sides are not hammered by hail... this is a smart option adding Solar. The Title may have it as Salvaged or something like that.
Hail is not a once in a lifetime occurrence. You are playing Poker with Mother Nature.
Lightning never strikes the same spot... but two feet... is close enough.
Take the cash settlement. Use the Airstream. Have a great story to tell when sitting around with other Airstream Owners. If it is totaled.. negotiate a price.
If you wanted to change to a different model or year... then decide as this may be your opportunity.