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RE: What to do about fire damage

Must be something missing in this story---or maybe you should tell us what insurance you have. If you have it covered then they should cover it. Whole lot of this don't add up. I sure hate to drag the insurance company through the mud. It is my local agent who dropped the ball. The people we deal with are taking care of the bills but have no idea of who is best capable of the repair when they are thousands of miles away. You make me sound like I am not honest so I will go to my other forum. Your 'things don't add up sentence is hurtful. We are private honest people and don't owe you any names or explanations. So far, I could write two chapters on tow companies alone and don't want to write pages of what we have been through and has transpired. We are still upset over the fire and damage to our coach and the way things have gone so far. Six weeks to get it moved 16 miles and I could write 16 pages.We just ask the names of good people that can help us repair out dream fo a motorhome. . .
tvfrfireman 02/13/22 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do about fire damage

It might be cheaper to tow to the dealer than have it at CW. I can recommend two towing companies in the Portland area that I would trust, send me a PM. Might also call the dealer and ask them who they use for towing, the company is going to have to return to base if you get them out of PDX or BFE. What of the repair bothers the tech about driving 110 miles? Never to late to get the insurance involved, which due to fire might have been better to do from the start. The burnt wires. Who knows what can happen. I got a price to have it towed and it is 475 per hour both ways. I believe they want just over 4,500 dollars. The insurance co didn't like that.
tvfrfireman 02/12/22 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to do about fire damage

Your first call should have been to your insurance company. Let them guide you to repair or totaling. You paid them for just this…a major accidental expense. They were are fist call. That is why it took six weeks to get it towed. I took matters into my own hands and figured out how to get the motorhome out of the tight spot. The tow companies didn't have a clue. The insurance does nothing. They tell you to find the repair shop. If they find one, God knows what they would come up with. They couldn't find a local tow company!
tvfrfireman 02/12/22 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
What to do about fire damage

We have a three year old diesel pusher. three months ago after we plugged into a outlet to charge the chassis batteries that had been going dead, we noticed smoke an hour or two later. I immediately unplugged the coach and grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire that was burning the rectangular tubs we had items stored in. It took six weeks to get a tow due to tight quarters. I finally was able to tow it backwards out by the receiver to the street where the tow rig could hook up. Our neighbors were understanding and helped all they could. It was towed to a Freightliner dealer and they took care of replacing the chassis portion of the repairs. On the trip back to our covered storage, the hose from the engine to the front of the coach that feeds the heater under the dash burst and flooded compartments with engine coolant. The engine was shut down by safety mechanisms due to the loss of fluid. Freightliner came the next morning and cut out the ruptured part of the hose and put in 14 gallons of coolant. I was then able to start it and more it into our spot. I asked the repair tech what he would do to get the rest of the repairs done and he said he would drive it to the nearest dealer. The brand dealer is 110 miles away so I asked him would he trust it to go that far and he said no. He then said why don't you take it to camping world which is close to our home. I told him I had read so many bad reviews that I would be concerned. With damage to the wiring harness, I don't think this is a job for the local small shop. So far, this has been extremely stressful with a few stories that would take to long to tell. The day of the fire is fresh in our minds and was traumatic and we don't know how much longer this will drag on. There are so many things that could happen to us far worse than this but nevertheless, it is a tough one when you are getting along in years. If those of you that have experienced a similar situation could share with us what you would do, we would be grateful for any advice. Would you chance the 110 mile drive to a factory dealer who's reviews are marginal and where you couldn't check on the progress? Or, would you go to Camping World and say your prayers? Could a small repair shop handle this? We would be grateful for any tips. kindest regards
tvfrfireman 02/11/22 11:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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