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RE: Diminshed Value Claims

There is an inherent danger in non-disclosure of accident repairs when selling even though the accident doesn't appear on Carfax. Putting the moral issues aside, a subsequent collision to the same area that was repaired could cause a structural failure resulting in injuries, possible lawsuits, etc. If an insurance adjuster should deny or low-ball your claim because it isn't on Carfax, ask them if they are saying that you should withhold the repair info from any prospective buyer. Not one of them will answer yes. Therefore, the "not on Carfax" claim denial approach is easily challenged. I have through my businesses sold tens of thousands of cars with that never being a "thing". You are just making up scenarios trying to justify your business.
JALLEN4 09/16/19 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

So what kind of damage was sustained in the first place? How much less in value (perceived) has the rig incurred? These things have very poor resale value as it is, so how much worse could the “fender bender” make it? Yes Sir, the diminished value happened the day the sales contract was signed. More fitting to sue the dealer and RV manufacturer. You are confusing Diminished Value with Depreciation. Just a quick question. Do you own a rv or are you here to promote your business? I just noticed there was no mention of one in your profile. He is here to promote his business which I understood to be against the forum rules. I have encountered him on other vehicle forums.
JALLEN4 09/15/19 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

ST Lucie Appraisal. Yes, you are correct, opinions seem to be what you must gather. However, in the eyes of the insurance company you are dealing with for the claim, we at least have been told, "statistical" data presented is not sufficient....basically all opinions you gather and present are not enough to satisfy your claim. So if not acceptable, what is?? What makes you think that the unbiased opinions of six professionals in the business of buying and selling RVs aren't enough to satisfy your claim? I'm pleased that some of those who posted on this thread aren't magistrates. Ultimately, if the insurance company attempts to low-ball a claimant, the RV owner can obtain satisfaction (as well as reimbursement of costs) in a court of law. I should add that your obtaining these dealer quotes will likely get you nowhere because the dealers could be considered "interested parties" whose objective is to make a profit. If an independent appraiser queries the dealers with the understanding that the RV isn't available for purchase or trade then they are unbiased opinions which has evidentiary value. You are going to disclose to these folks you do these diminished value claims for a living and your answers might be a bit biased?
JALLEN4 09/14/19 05:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

I think diminished value is a wonderful thing. The more claims paid the higher everyone's insurance rates will be which ultimately means my insurance stocks will go up in value. So, a big thanks to the trolls registering new on this Forum and many others to spread the word about diminished value...a growth industry!
JALLEN4 09/13/19 05:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Confessions of an RV Salesman

I've often thought about being an RV salesman for real, because I like rv's and talking to people about rv's. The problem I would be to honest and therefore either have small paychecks or fired.;) Dan I can assure you it is far easier to be successful in the business with honesty. It actually leads to larger paychecks and longer term employment.
JALLEN4 08/13/19 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Confessions of an RV Salesman

Over the years, I had two salesmen who worked for me that wrote books on the salesmen cheating people buying vehicles. Neither of the two were at all successful selling and I ultimately had to let both of them go. Ironically, neither of the two were at all honest and their files contained specific instances where they were less than honest with a customer which led to their demise. Sometimes it is easier to write a book about cheating than to make an honest living.
JALLEN4 08/13/19 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: MN new laws August 1st

There's plenty of times that we move into the left lane because the right lane is terribly bumpy. The law keeping people out of the left lane is insane. I like the law in Arkansas, don't impede traffic in the left lane. So that makes you somehow exempt from the law because you think your rig doesn't ride to your liking on certain roads? What is in fact insane is the thought that somehow we are above the law and it is ours to ignore!Not insane, common sense. Rote obedience is ridiculous. Blindly obeying ordinances even when there's no good reason, is absurd. If there's no cars around, I will even cross the street against the light. How's that for being a scofflaw! It is so heartening that we have so many "common sense" people who make up their own minds as to what is right and wrong. So grateful people can decide independently when obeying ordinances they disagree with is absurd. We seem to have a lot of that going on lately.I'm curious what you do about the long-forgotten laws that are still on the books in places. Do you make sure you obey those too? What about Jim Crow laws? Don't forget to obey all of these: In Cleveland it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. Columbus archives say that it is illegal for stores to sell cornflakes on a Sunday. In Ohio it's illegal to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a license. Oxford law states it is unlawful for a woman to appear in public while unshaven. This includes legs and face. And don't forget "Ignorance of the law is no excuse". I'm sorry, but you must know what a dumb post that really is. The laws you mention are all very old and simply examples of outdated ones that have not been repealed. What is being discussed here is contemporary and problematic. These laws are being passed in many states to reaffirm what has long been safety concerns, common sense courtesy and reasonableness of slower traffic keep right. All this... I watch and move over when I see traffic approaching is BS and even those stating it know better. The closing speed of modern traffic where passenger cars are over taking slow moving and cumbersome RV's, often 50 feet or more in length, represents a problem. But, here we have a representation of those ignorant of the problem and thinking they are more important, choosing to ignore the law because they don't like the "ride". It is great you choose to meander down the highway causing problems, ignoring the rights of others, and considering yourself far more knowledgeable than the general public. You, Sir, represent the attitudes that cause the general public to dislike the RV users.
JALLEN4 08/05/19 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: MN new laws August 1st

There's plenty of times that we move into the left lane because the right lane is terribly bumpy. The law keeping people out of the left lane is insane. I like the law in Arkansas, don't impede traffic in the left lane. So that makes you somehow exempt from the law because you think your rig doesn't ride to your liking on certain roads? What is in fact insane is the thought that somehow we are above the law and it is ours to ignore!Not insane, common sense. Rote obedience is ridiculous. Blindly obeying ordinances even when there's no good reason, is absurd. If there's no cars around, I will even cross the street against the light. How's that for being a scofflaw! It is so heartening that we have so many "common sense" people who make up their own minds as to what is right and wrong. So grateful people can decide independently when obeying ordinances they disagree with is absurd. We seem to have a lot of that going on lately.
JALLEN4 08/04/19 06:36am General RVing Issues
RE: MN new laws August 1st

There's plenty of times that we move into the left lane because the right lane is terribly bumpy. The law keeping people out of the left lane is insane. I like the law in Arkansas, don't impede traffic in the left lane. So that makes you somehow exempt from the law because you think your rig doesn't ride to your liking on certain roads? What is in fact insane is the thought that somehow we are above the law and it is ours to ignore!
JALLEN4 08/03/19 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a new vehicle question

You are still buying from a dealer only at pre-negotiated price arranged by AAA. There are several car buying services such as this one with Costco being another major player in that market. There is nothing that makes the price unique other than it saves the negotiating. I know all that, but I was looking for someone who has actually bought through AAA. Right now AAA's pricing is way more attractive than what I had come up with using blue book comparisons on my trade in and the new vehicle. I am guessing that there are several dealer/sales people commissions that get by passed Guy I have never bought through AAA but as a retired new car dealer I have sold through AAA as one of their supplier dealers. While the pricing is not the absolute lowest price you can ever find, you could spend a lot of time to save another $500. All of this is somewhat dependent on your area, the type of car you are buying, and a number of other variables. I would try a couple of the similar buying services in your area and feel confident you did not leave a lot of money on the table if you take the lowest one.
JALLEN4 05/10/19 05:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Buying a new vehicle question

You are still buying from a dealer only at pre-negotiated price arranged by AAA. There are several car buying services such as this one with Costco being another major player in that market. There is nothing that makes the price unique other than it saves the negotiating.
JALLEN4 05/09/19 05:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Are Idaho Ram dealers worth the drive?

When I bought my 12 Ram from Ron Tonkin in Portland Or they were nearly the same price as DD. So close that by the time I spent money for gas and diesel then a hotel room it really wasn't worth saving a few $100 dollars. That is exactly what most find around here. Dealers HAVE to be competitive or they will lose everytime to these mega dealers. If you have a dealer that wont budge off MSRP and wont honor a price when a vehicle is ordered then let the free market teach them a lesson. It surprises me a dealer would not honor a price agreed on, that said the vehicle is subject to rebates at the time of arrival. So if you banking on taking advantage of a hypothetical 10K off rebate deal, your ordered vehicle will be subject to what the rebate is when your hits the ground. That can be lower than what current pricing is or more depending on if your banking on using a current rebate that is in effect at time order is placed. That is standard practice and I get that. You should be given a price without the rebate and if you get it great, but if the rebate is increased during your build, you would get that additional rebate as well. Last two Chrysler vehicles I have bought, it was in the order paperwork that any incentives available when I placed the order would apply at delivery, and any better incentives available at time of delivery were available also. This was in Chrysler’s contract. The buyer's order, contract, is between you and the dealer...not Chrysler. The terms of incentives offered to both the dealer (Dealer Cash) and the incentives offered to the consumer (Customer cash) are different from one incentive to another. Often these incentives do carry forward on ordered units but they are also often dependent on delivery by a specified date.
JALLEN4 04/14/19 06:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sales Puffery?

An attorney who continuously strokes his own ego by filming this pablum that appeals to the mental equivalent of a third-grader!
JALLEN4 03/25/19 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

I am currently the President of a condo association and it is the third association I have been the President of. In addition I have created several associations in projects I have built. Fortunately or unfortunately, this makes me very familiar with the process and what works and what does not. The Association is run by a Board which may or may not hire a management company. Whether they do or do not, the Board is ultimately the decision maker on financial decisions and whether or not to enforce rules. They are your neighbors, work for no money, and have a very unrewarding job. They are often berated, second guessed, and vilified by the neighbors they volunteer their time to serve. Someone has to do it! Most often they are the only association members that have actually read the rules and regulations documents attached to their property. I would strongly suggest going to the President of the Association and speaking with him or her about your problem. I am going to bet he or she would much prefer this initial approach versus a formal complaint. They can most likely explain why the rule is not enforced. It is very likely the owners prefer being able to park in the street and it would be a very unpopular move to try to stop the process. It is also normally somewhat difficult to change the documents rules once written but it can happen. I have seen these battles more times than I care to but usually in the long run they do not end well for the party involved. Your neighbors most likely could care less about your RV and in some cases for some reason don't like them or are jealous. They have no incentive to change their parking habits to accommodate you at their inconvenience and most likely have been parking there for years. When faced with the conflict, if the Board becomes involved, from experience I can tell you they will decide it is one of the most important items in the world. I wish you luck and hope you do approach the President.
JALLEN4 03/01/19 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I even consider a new TV with repaired lot damage?

Most every state has a law on the books with a threshold amount where the dealer would not need to disclose the damage to the consumer. This can easily be found for each state by googling the topic. The amount generally runs in the 5% of MSRP range. Interestingly enough there is no law about damage at the plant before shipment to the dealer. This is not an uncommon occurrence and repairs are most often made before shipment. If I were buying the vehicle, I would ask to see the repair order where the vehicle was repaired. As long as the amount was relatively a small amount for the repair and visually it looks OK, buying it is not a bad decision.
JALLEN4 02/14/19 06:00am Tow Vehicles
RE: How much do I offer for a brand new 2017 Ram 2500 Diesel?

Go online to Autotrader.com and search nationwide for a similar 2017 truck. Get a good idea of the asking price on average and subtract a couple of thousand for a discount without trade. From that price point add what would basically be the cost of an extended warranty to cover the miles already on the used truck and you have a proximation of value. New vs. used has some value to the individual but you must be the judge of that amount. For the most part, purchasing what is now basically a two year old "new" vehicle is hard to make sense with unless you plan to keep it for a very long time. If you wind up having to sell in the next four or five years it is very difficult to realize a true savings on the cost of ownership.
JALLEN4 01/13/19 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy commercial parody.

I must admit it is one of life's biggest mysteries why the people who actually know and understand the automotive business don't work in it. Instead, people who know nothing about the business, run it 24/7. On the other hand I am sure those who don't work in it but know everything about it are all multi-millionaires from buying and selling automotive stocks.
JALLEN4 12/17/18 06:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: A Strange Dealer Price Story (...at least I thought so.)

I took my son to a dealership a few years back. He was ready to buy his first ever pickup. We found the pickup he was wanting and went to visit with a salesman. We had only seen the sticker price of this new pickup so we visited about the features it had and got all the info we needed. Of coarse at this point during our conversation he had asked my son what kind of payment he wanted to make. I had told my son after the salesman's first time of asking that to not talk yet about payments. So we asked him what could the pickup be bought for. We were interested in the cost of the truck. This guy would not give us a price on the truck. He continued to ask what kind of $ amount of payment he wanted to pay. I finally stepped into the conversation and told the salesman that my son was ready to by a pickup and it was none of his business how much he could afford to pay on the payment. I asked one more time if he wanted to give us a price and he said he really wanted to finance it for us. I simply told my son to come on let's go. We walked out the door and left. The salesman never once answered our questions on price. A couple weeks later he seen my son up town and got all over him for buying a truck somewhere else. My son did the greatest thing and turned and walked away from him. I, nor he has walked back in their door in about 19 years. Dad While I would 100% agree that you should never negotiate based solely on payments, payments are in fact normally the most important part of the purchase. Even when paying cash, it still involves one payment. Any good salesperson would be remiss in not asking either what kind of payment you want to make or how much do you want to spend. One would be amazed how many folks walk into dealerships of all kinds without any idea of the relationship between the purchasing price and the payment needed to support that price. People often have a budget of $400 monthly while looking at a vehicle that requires a $600 payment with their available down payment. The salesperson can spend hours extolling the virtues of the potential vehicle and taking demo rides only to find they are no where near affordability. Generally this leaves the customer walking out because they are either upset with reality or embarrassed... which means a lot of wasted time. Discussing payments with the salesperson is not necessarily a bad thing but you can always remember the ultimate sales price determines the final payment.
JALLEN4 12/08/18 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing With A Subaru 2.5l

I'm not sure how you're going to drive I-15 from California to Washington, maybe you mean I-5. You'll have to go over the mountains in northern California on I-5. I'd be a bit concerned after reading the owner's manual for your 2019 Subie. Here's one quote: SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing. Here's another quote that isn't encouraging: When towing a trailer on a long uphill grade continuously for over 5 miles (8 km) with an outside temperature of 104F (40C) or above Maximum total trailer weight 1,350 lbs (612 kg) I didn't think I needed to explain how you get to Washington from the I-15 but just to let you know it connects with the I-90. I am leasing the car so if the trans takes a ****, its theirs not mine. It came with a tow package so it must mean you can tow with it under 2700lbs. As long as you can prove that you are under that, then the language means nothing. I think I'm safe at 1100 lbs I don't know a thing about the towing question but I know a lot about leases. If the warranty repair is rejected, they will hold you responsible and they will collect.
JALLEN4 10/28/18 05:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Particulate Filter cleaning solutions

I also have a 2015 ML250 which I assume is the vehicle you are discussing. I have done a lot of research on the same subject and do understand the high cost of the DPF when purchased through a dealer. I would look into finding a qualified independent Mercedes shop in your area or someone who does a lot of Sprint service work. The cost of a DPF replacement should be much less than through a dealer. A number of companies are using the Sprints and are getting over 400,000 miles of service out of them. From what I have found, once a week might be overkill for a long highway trip but certainly the motor needs to be exercised monthly. As with a number of Mercedes parts, dealers tend to protect the price aggressively and they are kept high. Spending time looking for alternative sources of the necessary parts will be well spent. I have decided to keep mine and to spend what is necessary to maintain it, at least until I can find a suitable alternative vehicle which they are hard to match.
JALLEN4 10/23/18 05:36am Tow Vehicles
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