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wing_zealot

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Posted: 06/14/21 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hopefully you had it fully insured.

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Posted: 06/14/21 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He's going to claim he was an "employee" and wife "hired" him. His employer (you) pays for any damage done by his employee.


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Please be careful OP and others

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Posted: 06/14/21 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your problem is you can't prove he did it. No one inspected it before and after move. Let your insurance deal with it.


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Posted: 06/15/21 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bird Freak wrote:

Your problem is you can't prove he did it. No one inspected it before and after move. Let your insurance deal with it.


^^^This^^

No "proof" with before moving pictures and after moving pictures, basically a "he says, she says" type of issue.

It is sad that the driver is not willing to acknowledge the aftermath of the move. If the driver was not working as a fully insured transporter business (a "friend of a friend" with a pickup type of thing) they most likely do not have insurance that will cover the damages caused by the act of transporting and basically it is up to you or your insurance to make it right.

While it would be nice if the driver would step up and be willing to share some of the repair cost as a goodwill gesture, I wouldn't count on it especially if it was a non paid for out of the heart kindness gesture that they were asked to do a favor for..

Check with your insurance company to see if the repairs will be covered by your insurance and if not, move on, and pay out of your pocket for the repairs and chalk it up as a learning experience.

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Much like your car, your insurance is in full effect if someone else is operating it with your permission. This was the case here, right? So, the outcome should be pretty much the same as if you damaged it yourself. You'll need to eat the deductible, which you 'could' try to collect from the actual operator, but I sure wouldn't count on it. Just hoping you have a good insurance carrier that won't fight you.


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A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Much like your car, your insurance is in full effect if someone else is operating it with your permission. This was the case here, right? So, the outcome should be pretty much the same as if you damaged it yourself. You'll need to eat the deductible, which you 'could' try to collect from the actual operator, but I sure wouldn't count on it. Just hoping you have a good insurance carrier that won't fight you.


Since this is posted in the Travel Trailer section I will have to assume we are talking a Travel Trailer.

Here is the rub about Travel trailer and insurance..

IF you do not have a dedicated Travel Trailer Insurance policy or extended auto policy with RV/Trailer coverage you have zero coverage unless the Travel trailer is fully attached to a vehicle.

You get nothing, nada, zip, zilch coverage.

When your Travel trailer is sitting on your own home ground your homeowners insurance will often cover with partial coverage up to what ever limitations may be in the policy.

If your Travel trailer is sitting on a campground lot unattached from your vehicle you have nothing, nada, zip no coverage unless you have a RV/Trailer insurance or extended RV/Trailer insurance on your auto insurance.

The helpful person that towed that RV/Trailer, their insurance may or may not cover any damage depending on their policies limitations, but that is while the trailer is attached to their vehicle.. Once unhitched, their auto insurance is not going to pay one red cent.

The helpful persons auto insurance most likely will not pay on red cent if that person accepted any money or was willing to accept compensation for said services (that is the same as a business transaction and most personal auto insurance will not pay one red cent if a personal vehicle is used for business purposes).

While we can argue many points here in this thread, it isn't going to fix the damage that has happened, it isn't going to make it whole again.

Only the OP of the thread knows the full story and only the OP of the thread will have to decide if they wish to be the bigger person and see if their insurance covers or not and if not make repairs on their own and move on.

RVs can be repaired or replaced, lives cannot, no one was killed or hurt and much better to use it as a learning experience and not repeat the same thing again down the road.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

A1ARealtorRick wrote:

Much like your car, your insurance is in full effect if someone else is operating it with your permission. This was the case here, right? So, the outcome should be pretty much the same as if you damaged it yourself. You'll need to eat the deductible, which you 'could' try to collect from the actual operator, but I sure wouldn't count on it. Just hoping you have a good insurance carrier that won't fight you.


Since this is posted in the Travel Trailer section I will have to assume we are talking a Travel Trailer.

Here is the rub about Travel trailer and insurance..

IF you do not have a dedicated Travel Trailer Insurance policy or extended auto policy with RV/Trailer coverage you have zero coverage unless the Travel trailer is fully attached to a vehicle.

You get nothing, nada, zip, zilch coverage.

When your Travel trailer is sitting on your own home ground your homeowners insurance will often cover with partial coverage up to what ever limitations may be in the policy.

If your Travel trailer is sitting on a campground lot unattached from your vehicle you have nothing, nada, zip no coverage unless you have a RV/Trailer insurance or extended RV/Trailer insurance on your auto insurance.

The helpful person that towed that RV/Trailer, their insurance may or may not cover any damage depending on their policies limitations, but that is while the trailer is attached to their vehicle.. Once unhitched, their auto insurance is not going to pay one red cent.

The helpful persons auto insurance most likely will not pay on red cent if that person accepted any money or was willing to accept compensation for said services (that is the same as a business transaction and most personal auto insurance will not pay one red cent if a personal vehicle is used for business purposes).

While we can argue many points here in this thread, it isn't going to fix the damage that has happened, it isn't going to make it whole again.

Only the OP of the thread knows the full story and only the OP of the thread will have to decide if they wish to be the bigger person and see if their insurance covers or not and if not make repairs on their own and move on.

RVs can be repaired or replaced, lives cannot, no one was killed or hurt and much better to use it as a learning experience and not repeat the same thing again down the road.


So then, why would someone NOT have separate coverage on the trailer? It would be kind of foolish not to insure an investment with as much value as a travel trailer, wouldn't it? And, of course, if there is a lien on it, insurance must be carried to satisfy the requirements of the lender, but this may or may not be the case here.

Just common sense as I see it . . . much like insuring your car.

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Posted: 06/15/21 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Everyone is assuming the mover did it but is it not possible it was damaged before or after the move? How much time went buy before and after without owner seeing his rv?

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Posted: 06/18/21 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Something like this can happen to each of us, with regret. A discussion from which the rest of us can learn. I hope that this situation has been resolved well.

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