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JoeH

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Posted: 07/20/19 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too bad about the accident.. I've been there a couple of times this year. Rear ended while stopped in traffic. Got the truck fixed after the first one, then a couple months later, BAM.... same thing over again .


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JoeH wrote:

Too bad about the accident.. I've been there a couple of times this year. Rear ended while stopped in traffic. Got the truck fixed after the first one, then a couple months later, BAM.... same thing over again .



Thanks.

Ouch! Once isn't fun. 2 is waaaaayyyyy more annoying. As long as everybody is ok, is the important thing. Cars and trucks can be replaced.

It's inconvenient, but at least in my case, we can still drive it. Although, I do have some 4" wide stretch tape coming today, so I can close off the air infiltration around the rear hatch, as well as keep water out.


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The insurance company will not give you a loaner until yours gets repaired or replaced?

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Posted: 07/20/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

The insurance company will not give you a loaner until yours gets repaired or replaced?




Too soon to tell. I know from my experience driving the rollback, that this thing is unquestionably totaled.

I have an appointment next week to get an estimate. That will start the ball rolling.

The big question will be, what the ins wants to pay me for it, and what I'm willing to take. Lol.

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Posted: 07/20/19 09:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still got 2 hungry birds looking for food!



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Here's another side shot for the PT Cruiser. The red arrows show areas with a crease, which should NOT have a crease. Lol.

The green arrow shows a new air vent opened up by the accident.

The blue arrows show that there is no longer any room between the rear quarter panel, and the rear door. The panel has actually been pushed inside the rear door.

So, that means the damage has moved the panel forward. My guess is that just trying to replace the rear hatch alone would result in enough damage to cause this to be totaled even if the quarter panel wasn't damaged.

Even the rear tail light doesn't fit right. No chance whatsoever this will be fixed by insurance. Time to move on.



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Posted: 07/20/19 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a cute little number that I have used on occasion. This is a trim router that is also powered by the Ryobi 18Volt battery. It takes a 1/4" router bit, and does okay.

The newer version has a larger more stable base, which would be a plus, because this one is difficult to keep stable. The newer version should be much more stable and has a depth gauge on it as well.



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Last but not least ... I did a touch of work today. Not much. The heat index was 110 F.

There was too much hot air coming into the coach from the windshield to allow the little 5000 btu air conditioner to keep up. Not surprised at that at all. Hey, now is a good time to test it out.

So, tonight I went out, added a couple of pieces of plywood up front, and then taped/stapled some plastic at the front to keep the majority of the hot air from coming back into the coach area.

We'll see what happens tomorrow with the ac test. Worst that it can do is not keep up, right? We'll see.



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Yea, that's it for tonight. I am not crazy. I'm not going out in that kind of heat. Lol.

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Posted: 07/21/19 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey, how do you like my racing stripes????



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My 4 inch wide stretch tape came today. Was supposed to be here yesterday, but, it didn't happen.

The forecast is for rain over the next 24 - 36 hours - not continuously, but I figure this should keep most if not all of the rain out.

Getting an estimate on Wednesday for the ins company.

(edit. Wednesday, not Tuesday).

* This post was edited 07/21/19 09:45pm by fulltimin *

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Posted: 07/21/19 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Came outside this morning at 7.30 with my handy dandy non contact thermometer. The outside wall was 87 degrees, and it was not in the sun.

The sun was barely coming over the top of the house roof, so almost all of the moho was in the shade.



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