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Posted: 05/29/21 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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JRscooby wrote:

Does anybody think it would be a good idea for there to be some kind of class to take, and test to pass before you can take a trailer out on the streets?

Only socialist, communist, blm and others who want govt intruding completely into their lives.
No, we do not want more licenses and fees and taxes or things listed we cannot do without bb watching over us. dumb!


No need to call another poster or their ideas 'dumb'. Frankly it would be a great idea. The OP said nothing about licenses, fees, or taxes.

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protel wrote:

Regarding yellow light, I actually entered the intersection right after the light turned green.There was a through vehicle so I waited for it. The green light is kind of short so before long it turned yellow. I don't think I did wrong in that part, it's just I was trying to clear the intersection and speed up, which is actually not necessary and I regret...

I don’t think you did either and obviously you learned from this. Thank you for the courage to post on here and own it.

If the insurance totals it, you may be able to buy it for salvage value and patch it enough to use it while you locate another one. I’m guessing there will be long term issues with “restoring” it and towing it for many miles. Being that you’re in Portland I’m betting someone will want it for a tiny home.

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Thanks everyone for the advise. Now I get it it's unwise to keep it.

I actually start to search new TT online but as 2 month before, there alomost no availbility within 300mi for what I need. I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it.

Again, will be nice you guys can comment
1. Is there major safty concern with this TT
2. If I need to junk in the near future, do I just lost my buy back+ fixing cost or I have to pay more?

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With a salvage title, it maybe harder to find a buyer.

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Posted: 05/29/21 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

Does anybody think it would be a good idea for there to be some kind of class to take, and test to pass before you can take a trailer out on the streets?
Several states have you get a special license to pull larger trailers and drive larger motorhomes. Calif, for example, wants a special license for a trailer over 15,000 pounds. Frankly, I think everyone should get some instruction in pulling a trailer and driving a motorhome.


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Posted: 05/29/21 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

protel wrote:

Thanks everyone for the advise. Now I get it it's unwise to keep it.

I actually start to search new TT online but as 2 month before, there alomost no availbility within 300mi for what I need. I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it.

Again, will be nice you guys can comment
1. Is there major safty concern with this TT
2. If I need to junk in the near future, do I just lost my buy back+ fixing cost or I have to pay more?
If you can live with it patched up for the buy back amount for the summer and then sell it as a dear camp when your new trailer comes in might be a viable option. That's something only you can decide.

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Posted: 05/29/21 01:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it.


I seriously doubt that you could get it fixed soon, even before the end of Summer/start of Fall, even if they started today.

RV repair shops are busy, they'd have to order parts, it's a huge job to even attempt to fix it.

I seriously doubt that you can find a reputable RV repair shop that would even take on the job, due to liability reasons. I used to run auto repair shops, and I would never rebuild a totaled out unit, whether car, truck, van or RV. The owner will never be happy, it's almost impossible to to rebuild something to the owners expectations. It's a battle the shop would regret.

In my opinion only, I think it's best to take the insurance money and look for another unit.

Best wishes to you, and good luck.

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Posted: 05/29/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seriously? Seems like this whole post/thread should be on April 1......

Well done OP!

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protel wrote:

Again, will be nice you guys can comment
1. Is there major safty concern with this TT
2. If I need to junk in the near future, do I just lost my buy back+ fixing cost or I have to pay more?


One other concern is how you'll register it after it's been totaled and has a "salvage title". Most (all?) states will require a special inspection to register a titled vehicle, so you should probably see what the procedure is in your state and what their requirements will be.

You probably can't legally tow it on the roads with a salvage title, so you might need to get it flat bedded to wherever you want to work on it.

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Bionic Man wrote:

Seriously? Seems like this whole post/thread should be on April 1......

Well done OP!

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