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I'm seeing 2 questions -
Do you have more than $10,000 in repairs?
If you take a cash settlement how will it affect future insurance policies?
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Appraisals are one thing, a history of successful COMPLETED sales is another. Think real estate comps. Paint, windows, as long as the overhead wiring bundle didn't get ruined it's fixable. The Prison Bus project required new sheet metal all around the side windows. A truck body shop that fixes on skoolies would be the place for this deal.
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Today we opened up the troughs and inspected the wiring using a See-Snake where necessary. We found nothing as far as damage or even that there had been any high heat. The foam color was still clean and bright with no indication of damage. The coach is powered up both AC and DC with no issues. It looks as if Dan was lucky. Even the melted side turn signal works
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A couple more photos from Dan's fire damage. Gardner "The Professor" was there today assessing the damage.
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Thumbs up Thank You Gardner & Tom!

Gardner came by earlier today and assessed the damage as he said. He was pleasantly surprised. We checked all viewable chase ways and used the See-Snake where needed. I can breath a sigh of relief !

Tom also showed up and checked the damage on the outside of the coach. I started the engine and built up air in the suspension. He could not find any hint of fire damage to the underside. Other than the paint, windows, turn signal, rubber molding, outside led thin light, and a few odds & ends it looks good.

I was thinking that I read somewhere in the past that you can use ozone to get out the smoke smell in the interior. Don't know much about it though. If anyone knows please do tell. The smell of smoke is not strong but it is their. I imagine the insurance company would use a company like Serv-Pro or something like that.

The insurance claims adjuster should call me over the next couple of days to tell me what Progressive will do. I will report back to let you know...
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And that's why we drive Birds - they're built tough!
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And that's why we drive Birds - they're built tough!
Yep!! That is a fact! If I had a sticks + staples motorhome their would be nothing left...
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Gardner came by earlier today and assessed the damage as he said. He was pleasantly surprised. We checked all viewable chase ways and used the See-Snake where needed. I can breath a sigh of relief !

Tom also showed up and checked the damage on the outside of the coach. I started the engine and built up air in the suspension. He could not find any hint of fire damage to the underside. Other than the paint, windows, turn signal, rubber molding, outside led thin light, and a few odds & ends it looks good.

I was thinking that I read somewhere in the past that you can use ozone to get out the smoke smell in the interior. Don't know much about it though. If anyone knows please do tell. The smell of smoke is not strong but it is their. I imagine the insurance company would use a company like Serv-Pro or something like that.

The insurance claims adjuster should call me over the next couple of days to tell me what Progressive will do. I will report back to let you know...
Stay away from that tire.
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Good deal Dan, phew! Those tires were pretty no, right? At least that one outside one looks cooked to me...
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Dan there are different theories on those ozone generators to the point I have read they can be dangerous (humans shouldn't be in there while they are running) and even claims they really don't work.

Here is an alternative, many out there if you google them:

http://www.ehow.com/how_8119062_rid-...mell-home.html
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