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I sadly scraped one of my bay doors on a construction barrier getting on the 405 south at Sunset Blvd. As I entered the on ramp I realized that the on ramp was extremely narrow due to the construction barriers. As I comunicated with my wife that I did'nt think I had it, she said "well you have plenty of room on this side". I can't stop saying that phrase to myself.I damaged one bay door. The insurance company allowed $5400.00 for the repair. Fix the door and paint. I have 2009 40ft DP with full body paint. If the cost of just one bay door painted is $5400.00 then if you add up all the parts of the motorhome it is worth $1,000,000.00. Arghhhhhhhh

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Well sorry my friend but you may have to pay $1,000,000.00 If you buy it 1 pc. at a time but it will sadly still be worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Owning a MH or most toys for that matter you have to get used to the costs.

The dentist looked into my mouth and saw my gold fillings she made the comment about what that must be worth. Now if you really want to know what I am worth just ask my DW.


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I remember reading one time where someone had done a study of what it would cost to build a car by buying it one part at a time from the parts department.
Don't remember the numbers, but it was something in the hundreds of thousands to build a $30,000 car.

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Posted: 12/08/10 12:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, that is an expensive door. I had to replace one on my last 42' Tiffin and spent less than $1k. The door was $350 and the rest was paint and installation.

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I feel, and have felt, your pain!!! Sorry for your 'encounter'!

We still consider's ourselves rookies on this thing called RV'ing! Our first coach was 1998 Bounder 28'. I could back that into the parking space between our fence and our garage without much effort. Did so for just short of four years.

Our new/old 40' Country Coach, is a 'bit tighter' fit, due to access and angle backing in from the street. I put my first scratch/ding in our new rig, the third time I backed it in. I had my DW help me with this coach, as my angles and visiblity are not as good with the 40'. I put my phone on speaker, and she watches one side for me as I back in, updating me with her cell phone. She was telling me to 'stop', but looking at my angle from my view, I thought I could still 'cut her in' - so kept going. Hit a pole, nice little scratch on the back left side. I pulled forward, and then came back at it again. Clearing the pole this time. My DW again said to 'stop', but I thought she did not see I had cleared the pole - and kept on going. Hit an awning window on the side of the garage (it's up high, and not in the mirrors), with the awning of the coach. Second scratch on ther RV awning cover, and a broke awning window.

My lesson was:

-Stop when she says stop
-Close awning window in garge before backing in coach
-Stop when she says stop
-Don't let the local building department tell me what 'they would prefer I build', instead of what I wanted to build ( I wanted 20' wide, they 'preferred' 15', which ended up being under 12' of clearence when adding on poles, water bibs, gates, etc.)
-Stop when she says stop

I told my wife, that this was all on me. AS I WAS IN THE PILOT SEAT, IT IS MY RESPONSIBLITY! End of that subject - I was wrong, and I hit the pole and the window. Not her giving me directions...

I smile about it now, and have repairs ahead! All part of the experience!!!
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WOW... you have a great insurance company. I bought a new door for $700 including freight... Three hrs labor for finishing and painting. They painted about 1/4 side of mh to blend in. You cant tell where they strated and the orig paint stopped. About $1100 including paint.


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Its got to be California! And no we will NOT bail you all out!

We found out early in boating/rving that the DWs just don't(in most cases) have much sense of direction. We found it much easier to direct and let them drive when possible.


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I was backing my new-to-me 40' DP into our space on our first day of FT'ing. The wife said to hug the far side of the road before swinging the coach around. I didn't question her. Having my head hung out the driver's window it didn't register with me that, as I was turning and the front was swinging around, I was brushing an orange tree on the opposite side. The noise finally registered and I stopped. Got some small scratches and marks on the entry door. Luckily I stopped before it got bad. My lesson? Don't always believe what the DW says to do.....

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BB_TX wrote:

I remember reading one time where someone had done a study of what it would cost to build a car by buying it one part at a time from the parts department.
Don't remember the numbers, but it was something in the hundreds of thousands to build a $30,000 car.


Thinking Johnny Cash had a song about how a person could do that for free.

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We have a new bumper cause someone wanted to move the RV forward before checking to ensure that it would clear the brush on the side. BUT, will say that I was in the bathroom at the time. Was told afterwards that they were thing that it was dragging like that cause the air brake was on. I only got 3200 to fix it....


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