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KangaBunnyRoux

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Posted: 02/27/21 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well,
my 1985 Jamboree Ralley finally closed her eyes for the final nap. 36 years old, bought in 2004, as third owner. First had her from manufacturer to 2003, next owner had for a year, decided he wanted a boat. I reckon RVs didn't break fast enough for him.

Cause of death you ask? A large oak tree falling from waterlogged ground in Virginia. Landed right on the bed over cab, blew out the floor of the bed over part. Assumption is it broke up framing on roof. Cost to fix? $7,900 in visible damage, $1500 in unseen damage likely, Possibly impinged the frame of the van chassis.

Insurance paid off handsomely as we remodeled, updated, new stove, materials, new awning...full of propane, AC and heat worked furnace worked...everything was cherry.

Just sad. Hard to part with the old gal. Raised my daughter from the age of 3 going camping in her. May she rest in peace.

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Posted: 02/27/21 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry to learn of your loss. I gather no one was injured, which is a blessing. I know the old gal will be missed, and I hope you can find another rig at least as suitable for your needs.





Lwiddis

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Posted: 02/27/21 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please post a picture of the old girl in her heyday.


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Posted: 02/28/21 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sad news, but a very good thing that no one was in the upper cab bunk when the tree came down. It sounds like you took very good care of your rig. Maybe an opportunity to start a project?

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