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Old 09-19-2005, 08:44 AM   #61
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so are you shure i shouldent" piss off the claims adjuster?
looks like you got a good deal. you should be able to find something nice to replace her with.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:29 AM   #62
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Their offer of $27,500 would more than fix it but I'm not about to sink that much money into an '87 Sovereign .....even one that I invested so much time & energy on. It just wouldn't make sense.

Their initial offer was approximately $20,000.

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As an outsider looking in, I am curious what you did in the end. Repairs? Sell/scrap? Replace with another used?

I am sorry it had to be handled at all. But after reading about other accidents (tail-wagging-the-dog type with over-speed, undersized TVs), I had mixed emotions to work through: glad you controlled your vehicle, but frightened to think about the 18 wheeler (professional driver) mistake.

Hope you have improved upon your previous beautiful renovation!
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:11 AM   #63
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I'm curious as to what Barkingspider is towing now? All that renovation and it goes up in smoke. That has to be a heartbreaker unless he has found something even nicer than he had.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:17 AM   #64
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I am confident the Airstream will be considered a total loss. Here's a general overview of what might need to be repaired/replaced if it were to be fixed:
  1. There are 8 rear panels that need to be replaced along with the rear window.
  2. Frame and plywood floor are cracked approximately 3-4 feet in on the right hand side.
  3. Rear bumper and storage compartmet are gone.
  4. Rear bedroom is demolished. Everything back there would need to be replaced. Interior endcap, interior skin, ribs, cabinetry.
This is just a general overview. I haven't spent a lot of time really analyzing it because I can tell the repair would be cost prohibitive.

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The value of your trailer usually doesn't matter when it's a clear cut case of liability.

Don't let the liability carrier talk you into a total loss, or a constructive total.

Your Airstream can easily be rebuilt, by an Airstream dealer that knows how.

Yes it will be expensive, but certainly not out of the realm of repairs.

We reconstruct Airstream trailers far worse than yours.



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Old 09-03-2007, 08:48 AM   #65
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I found that 18 wheeler and paid him back for you. Not really. I rearended an 18 wheeler parked, I mean stopped, I was going 45 mph, in the right lane on I-35 headed into downtown Dallas on the 21st of last month. I am now dealing with the insurance company. He made me an offer on my truck of $11,100.00. It is a 2001 Dodge Cummins short quad cab, 6 speed, very well maintained and clean. That is a low ball I know because I am unable to find a truck in the D/FW area for that price. In fact I bought a 2000 model similar for $15000.00 in Houston. Told him I wouldn't take that. Never had to deal with an insurance co. before. Sorry about the trailer.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:27 PM   #67
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Just seeing the picture makes me queesy. I'm glad everyone is ok. I hope all the folks out there who claim Semi drivers are the safe ones note that THE TRUCK was going to fast and that it is ALWAYS the fault of the bozo who doesnt maintain brakeing space. Believe it or not, when I worked in Emergency services, there were times on the interstate that I had my ambulance, lights and sirens going, moving as fast as it would go with a semi crowding my bumper.
For petes sakes people, hang up and drive and maintain breaking space.

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:55 AM   #68
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I met barkingspider just by chance about two years ago when we were returning from CO and he and his wife were on their way to JC to get some repairs done. If I recall correctly, they replaced the wrecked one with another and seemed to be pleased as could be.

We met them at Land Between the Lakes in KY-TN. I haven't seen him online since - hope it wasn't me that drove him off....

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:06 PM   #69
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Barkingspider posted this thread several weeks after the rear-ending: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f250...hoo-18329.html
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:40 PM   #70
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rearended

Barkingspider bought a 2005 Classic with his settlement. He then traded that in for a Airstream Motorhome (the real one).
Haven't seen are heard from him in about a year now.
I think he is tied up with new baby.

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Old 09-05-2007, 10:25 AM   #71
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It was kind of funny when we met - he was walking around the campground and stopped in to say hello to a fellow airstreamer. When he said he had lost his first AS due to being run into by a tractor-trailer, I said " I KNOW you!" because I had read all about it on this thread. And then he said, "yes, I'm barkingspider."

We (the Forum) are quite a community.

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Old 09-05-2007, 08:22 PM   #72
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Barkingspider bought a 2005 Classic with his settlement. He then traded that in for a Airstream Motorhome (the real one).
Haven't seen are heard from him in about a year now.
I think he is tied up with new baby.

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Or out camping the heck out of that new unit and no time for the computer .

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