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Old 12-09-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy really bummed - took a hit

Man... I am soooo bummed out. As I turned the corner heading home today I noticed a sickly sight. My airstream, sitting along side my home - took a hit. I presume the culprit was a falling oak branch - but whatever it was, it has since left the scene. Course, it hit the rear and now there's a nice crunch in the rounded rear corner/top. Awwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee. Just sickening. On closer inspection, it might be able to be popped out - but there will certainly be a wrinkle. And right now I don't have the time to really work on that... sigh. Time to think about moving it to a storage place but I will really miss the convenience of her right out my door. Me so sad.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:36 PM   #4
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We moved Rocket to winter storage last week. Driveway looks naked now.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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We had 40 to 50 MPH gusts here today, and there were limbs and branches down many places.

There's nothing like a dinger to make your stomach turn. Hopefully your damage isn't severe. While I've never been so lucky, I know some members report experiencing some "Popback" effect on their dented segs after some exposure to some Summer sun. Others report having had success using sticky stick technology to work things out. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones.

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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Really a bummer hope it is not to bad but I feel your pain.

However; I think I would rather have tree limb fall on it than have someone use a crowbar to gain access at the storage yard.

Our break in was $3600 in damages either way contact your insurance company.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #7
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Really a bummer hope it is not to bad but I feel your pain.

However; I think I would rather have tree limb fall on it than have someone use a crowbar to gain access at the storage yard.

Our break in was $3600 in damages either way contact your insurance company.

I keep that misfortune in mind.

I have her fully insured - agreed value. Wondering if Progressive drops you after a claim.... ???

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Old 12-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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I keep that misfortune in mind.

I have her fully insured - agreed value. Wondering if Progressive drops you after a claim.... ???

Laura
What lousy luck. We've had big winds here today and I was similarly worried.

You know, THAT is a really good question. Maybe somebody with a little claims experience with Progressive can post about it.

Can you take a picture or two and post it here? I had a basketball sized ding like you're talking about on the front roadside. It popped right out and doesn't leak, unbelievably. And it was on a seam between two segments. Or course, I had to take the interior end cap out to get to it. Let us know if we can help.

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:24 PM   #9
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What lousy luck. We've had big winds here today and I was similarly worried.

You know, THAT is a really good question. Maybe somebody with a little claims experience with Progressive can post about it.

Can you take a picture or two and post it here? I had a basketball sized ding like you're talking about on the front roadside. It popped right out and doesn't leak, unbelievably. And it was on a seam between two segments. Or course, I had to take the interior end cap out to get to it. Let us know if we can help.

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I was thinking that might be necessary - and I'm shaking in my shoes about that one! I'll take a few shots before I leave for work tomorrow and see what ya'll think. I'm still a little queezy about it. Dang.

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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Yes indeed, I love the pipes. Most people simply think it's an instrument in bad need of tuning. Being of Celtic decent, it's heaven to me. I'm going to check out your link now. I'll be off the forums for a while.

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Old 12-10-2009, 08:09 AM   #11
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Shouldn't have gone out to take these pics this morning... now I'm in a funk. Literally.

It looks like there is a crease from a distance, but on closer inspection, maybe not. I do believe that if it can be pulled, pushed, rolled out, it will leave a wrinkle though.

What do ya'll think?
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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Describes what I had to do. Lot's of work. Your dent spans a seam. I suspect that will increase the difficulty and probably will be a more noticeable repair.

Hate to say it, but I would be leaning towards replacement at this point if you are not willing to look at the damage. Sorry.

On the other hand. I learned my new airstream motto this summer: "Adventure over appearance"!
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #13
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Ouch! That hurts! Good luck with the repair and keep us posted.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:38 AM   #14
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Had one in about the samespot on my 66 tradewind. Had a dent wizzard (paintless dent repair) do the repair. He drilled a hole in the window frame and pushed almost all the dent out. Then inserted a plug in the hole. Much less then replacement and a reasonable fix.
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That hurts to look at. I agree that this dent will be difficult to repair short of panel replacement. Please keep us posted on what you decide to do.

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Had one in about the samespot on my 66 tradewind. Had a dent wizzard (paintless dent repair) do the repair. He drilled a hole in the window frame and pushed almost all the dent out. Then inserted a plug in the hole. Much less then replacement and a reasonable fix.
Really, fixed through the window frame huh? Know if the guy is still available? I think I'd drive to Boca for the work as I'm in Pt.St. Lucie fairly often.

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Old 12-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #17
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Really, fixed through the window frame huh? Know if the guy is still available? I think I'd drive to Boca for the work as I'm in Pt.St. Lucie fairly often.

Laura
Ball park, depending on a dealers labor rate, those 2 segments would cost a little over $2000.00 to replace.

Insurance companies do not cancel or raise rates, because of a loss caused by "mother nature". You have what is called a "comprehensive loss", and most times, that means you would have a "0" deductible.

The creases in those segments, cannot be removed. Replacement is the only remedy, if you want the trailer to look OK.

Progressive is a top notch insurance company, that doesn't play games when a claim is submitted. They always perform "fair and square".

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Ouch... I'd say that one would be tough to repair short of a couple of new panels.

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bummer kill!

given the seam is right at the center of that mess,

the likelihood of a weather TIGHT repair withOUT panel replacement is SMALL.

ok, zero.

2 segments, just get them replaced. 2500$ +/- and within months you'll be all healed and forgotten this.

in fact while u are recovering from the distress NOW and awaiting the repair,

COVER that area with water proof material and STICKY tape.

before water intrusion makes a mess INSIDE the segments.

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I've got a similar one from a roofer who was specifically instructed to not touch the trailer backed up to the house while he was working on the roof. His boss didn't have a bond either.
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