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Posted: 05/30/21 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

capacitor wrote:

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

Well done OP!

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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

capacitor wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

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

Well done OP!

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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!


One of the things I learned in grade school was name calling would never win a argument, but can start a fight.
It might be fun to see what your definitions of terms. But the only part I will address is most posters on this thread are advising the OP to socialize his cost, let all owners or RVs pick up a piece of the cost in our insurance payment.
Is it not 1 of the primary jobs of government to protect the population?


colliehauler wrote:

Heck schools don't even teach drivers ed anymore. I know of people on the forum who have taken a truck driver course for their MDT and 5th wheel.


Yes, some people realize there is a lot that they don't know, and educate themselves. But on a lot of subjects, I don't know enough to ask questions to learn. By OP's description, I bet he has learned that pulling a trailer fit that for him. He is looking at loosing a season of camping, plus his deductible. Bet he, like most would witch about having to pass a test, hind sight he sees that studying for that test might of taught him things he needs to know. At least that uncontrolled trailer did not injure others.

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I witnessed hundreds of trails and motorhomes as we came home from the north on Friday. We don't have to camp on holidays and don't. I wonder watching them going North swaying and swerving at speeds over 75MPH. I think to myself, "I wonder if these guys even checked the air pressure in their tires?" I've seen a lot in our many, many trips across the USA but nothing surprises me anymore in the way people drive oblivious to what they are pulling and how it can adversely affect them if they screw up. Have them take a class? likely wouldn't matter in several of those cases.


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I witnessed hundreds of trails and motorhomes as we came home from the north on Friday. We don't have to camp on holidays and don't. I wonder watching them going North swaying and swerving at speeds over 75MPH. I think to myself, "I wonder if these guys even checked the air pressure in their tires?" I've seen a lot i n our many, many trips across the USA but nothing surprises me anymore in the way people drive oblivious to what they are pulling and how it can adversely affect them if they screw up. Have them take a class? likely wouldn't matter in several of those cases.
And there will be a lot more unexperienced drivers on the road with record RV sales. I've had people pass me on I-35 pulling a 5th and I was running 75 mph. Last one the rubber roof was billowed like a sail.

I'm also in favor of taking a motorcycle safety course for inexperienced riders. Friends son had never been on a motorcycle before he purchased his first bike. I even offered to pay for the course. His son took the safety course and would not take my reimbursement.

I take a safe driving course every 3 years and receive a 10 percent discount on all my motorized vechicles insurance. I also receive a accident and claim free discount as well.

At work (now retired) we were required to take the Smith driving course, first aid and cpr and fire training.

The ones least likely to take the course are most likely to need it.

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mr_andyj wrote:

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!
Evidently you do, there were 1615 traffic fatalities in Georgia last year. The highest number in more then a decade. You may be a excellent driver but your fellow motorists are not.

Kansas experienced a 5 percent increase in fatalities from 401 in 2019 to 412 in 2020.

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Lack of WD did not cause the trailer to roll over.

Fight for a Total and walk away. You do not want the headache of owning a salvaged trailer.

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Update:
Geico claimed TT as total loss. Based on the suggestion from you guys, I consider that good news for me.
My purchase is 20k, they offer $18,700, how does that sound?
My expection is they will replace a new one or the 20k purchase price, since my policy does appear to be premium.

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[quote=protel]Update:
Geico claimed TT as total loss. Based on the suggestion from you guys, I consider that good news for me.
My purchase is 20k, they offer $18,700, how does that sound?
My expection is they will replace a new one or the 20k purchase price, since my policy does appear to be premium.[/
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That's good news, take the total and sleep well.

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protel wrote:

Update:
Geico claimed TT as total loss. Based on the suggestion from you guys, I consider that good news for me.
My purchase is 20k, they offer $18,700, how does that sound?
My expection is they will replace a new one or the 20k purchase price, since my policy does appear to be premium.


Um, if they are offering $18,700, then that's what they will "give" you when they cut a check. Not $20K, and not a new trailer. Just a check for $18,700 which you will most likely use to shop for a replacement trailer.

If that sounds good to you, then that's the end of the story.

If you want more from them, then sharpen up your negotiating skills. And good luck to you.

When my truck was totaled, the insurance company made me an offer that I wasn't really too thrilled with. It was about 90% of what I eventually spent on a replacement truck. I didn't try to negotiate, because at that point I was tired of riding the emotional roller coaster and just wanted to be done with it.

It's up to you how you proceed at this point. I would think that $18,700 would be sounding pretty good to you right about now.

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