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bucky

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The OP made a mistake when he wrecked it. In this world we get to pay for our mistakes.
I've disassembled a TT that Mother Nature flipped. That trailer is junk. The doors will not close properly if at all. The cabinets are likely loose and or skewed. The roof will leak in places that you can't find because the AC and vent openings are no longer true. The wall are set down on the floor during production so they are all screwy. The windows will leak. On and on..................
It also looks like poop, and if you are married you will never hear the end of it anyway so don't make it worse.
Not only did the trailer tip over the pics appeared to show that it slid into a curb as well.
The insurance settlement appears to be very fair, go shopping and get on with your life.


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good grief...why do we need to repeat the monster picture to make a reply where we have to scroll to read replies. Maybe a mod can downsize picture per forum size specs.
Anyways I'm with others. If your handy with repair OE build methods in the walls/roof then get'r done. You don't need our OK if its what your wanting to do.
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Bobbo wrote:

Your money, your decision, but everyone here thinks it is a HUGE mistake. Good luck.


I don't see where everyone here thinks it is a HUGE mistake????

The way I see it, you are getting a project trailer for $6k give or take that has all new components and needs some amount of work which you have evaluated. You know what you are getting so those blemishes just need to be acceptable and not bother you down the road.

The one thing that would be on my radar is the door, A door that pops open means that things are out of square. A door that pops open out of the blue can be very frustrating and tough to fix.

If you can get to it, open the hard door and just have the screen door closed. Put one rear jack down at a time, torqueing the frame a bit. If the screen pops open you may be more out of square than you think.


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If you want a project with an unknown amount of work, go for it!

If you want to go camping, buy a new TT.


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Wow. So much wild guessing going on. Or maybe all these naysayers have secretly gone and looked at it.
First, I would take it on a short trip to see how it rides. You can paint stripes on the tires to see if is way out of alignment or have it checked by a trailer shop.
If most everything works, then go for it and go camping.
As said, there are a lot of campers out there that look worse that manage to get on the road.


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Question. Did the adjuster give you any insight as to why the trailer is deemed a total loss? What did they observe about the frame or structure that led them to that conclusion?

Was the tongue twisted off the frame? I don't see it attached to the trailer in your photo.

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It looks to me like the tongue is gone. That's enough for me to say "pass". I believe when an insurance company totals something is because it costs more to fix than it's worth. Unless you can do the repairs and save all the labor costs I would take the money and run. That's just me.


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thomasmnile wrote:

Question. Did the adjuster give you any insight as to why the trailer is deemed a total loss? What did they observe about the frame or structure that led them to that conclusion?

Was the tongue twisted off the frame? I don't see it attached to the trailer in your photo.

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Here's the picture of the tongue.
There's no detail damage from the adjuster. I doubt they actually went to the towyard and did the inspection. The adjuster only mentioned to me they call the forest river and got a conclusion it's too much to fix and should be totaled.
I suspect the whole fiber glass wall needs to be replaced which means a lot of work and cost. But I can live with that crack on the wall.

* This post was edited 06/09/21 11:06am by protel *

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GrandpaKip wrote:

Wow. So much wild guessing going on. Or maybe all these naysayers have secretly gone and looked at it.
First, I would take it on a short trip to see how it rides. You can paint stripes on the tires to see if is way out of alignment or have it checked by a trailer shop.
If most everything works, then go for it and go camping.
As said, there are a lot of campers out there that look worse that manage to get on the road.


I would love to do that but the adjuster told me I either buy it back or that TT stays in tow yard. I have no permission to use it now.

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bucky wrote:

The OP made a mistake when he wrecked it. In this world we get to pay for our mistakes.
I've disassembled a TT that Mother Nature flipped. That trailer is junk. The doors will not close properly if at all. The cabinets are likely loose and or skewed. The roof will leak in places that you can't find because the AC and vent openings are no longer true. The wall are set down on the floor during production so they are all screwy. The windows will leak. On and on..................
It also looks like poop, and if you are married you will never hear the end of it anyway so don't make it worse.
Not only did the trailer tip over the pics appeared to show that it slid into a curb as well.
The insurance settlement appears to be very fair, go shopping and get on with your life.


My TT's door still open and close just fine, only some scrtches at the bottom frame. I did went in and check everything, refrigerator, water pump, furnance, gas stove, all the lights and ports still working fine, none of the cabnit is loose.

That's why I am so tempting to buy it back.

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