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How to get repair work done following an accident?
Involved in an accident yesterday 1,000 miles from home, resulting in significant damage.
Police had our new-to-us (48 hours!) '98 U295 towed to an impound lot. We're in a hotel room now in Little Rock, trying to figure out what to do next. Towing...

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Re: How to get repair work done following an accident?
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I'd pay the difference in towing and have it back to FT since your only 300 miles away. My insurance is good for a 100 miles. Let me guess the pig pen car was at fault!

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Might be an opertunity for headlight conversion paid by insurance. Someone on the forum had that done.

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Call XTreme and get their input. Send them pictures

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Take it to Xtreme Paint and Graphics in Nacogdoches.  You are not that far away. 
(936) 560-5888

Sorry for your trauma. It can be fixed.


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I agree with Tim & R&S, Call Xtreme and send them the link to pictures.

Is there a reason it could not be taped up and driven back to Naco slow?

How was it towed to lot?

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I would NOT move it any further than needed until you determine that it will not be totaled.

Indeed, send detailed pictures to both Xtreme and Foretravel to get an idea of that your options are.  Hopefully, you will get answers before the...

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  • kenhat
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Agree with turbojack. (also with Brett) That looks drivable to me unless any of the drivetrain was damaged. If you have access to it start it and see if you can turn the steering wheel lock to lock. Slowly while watching for rub.

If unable to...

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Call XTreme and get their input. Send them pictures
Have contacted Xtreme, sent them link to photos as well as our towing insurance plan. They were very helpful.


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I would NOT move it any further than needed until you determine that it will not be totaled.

Indeed, send detailed pictures to both Xtreme and Foretravel to get an idea of that your options are. ...


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As far as driving it down to Nac, here are our concerns. Driver-side headlights are completely gone. Drive-side mirror gone. Generator side compartment door gone. Genny inoperable so no A/C during these 90+ degree days. Front-end fiberglass cap...

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Important.  Assemble all the facts you can.

Foretravel is not constructed like most other coaches therefore needs specialist knowledge and parts to repair.

Cost of flatbed to Nacogdoches.  I would not tow it wheels down that far.

Cost of repair at...

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Just a heads up. I understand RV fog doctor in Searcy also does fiberglass and body work. With that being said the only work we have ever had done was at Xtreme.

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My 1996 U295 36foot insurance books for $41,700 according to Nationwide

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Well sorry to hear about it. From the pictures it doesn't look like it wouldn't be drivable. I would use a couple rolls of 200 mph tape other notwise known as duct tape and tape everything up really good and drive it to nacogdoches. But of course...

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Not fond of Little Rock either.
You are not far from the Fog Doctor and I know they gave us great service.   I would give them a call and see what they can do for you!  Sorry this happened to you.

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You need to see if they will total it first. It is going to be close I think with the damage that you showed.  I would only go to xtreme so get a quote from them and how to get it there if you can rig a mirror and attach the cap a bit.  But if...

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Just found out that RV Fog Dr may be able to do this work. Has anyone had body work done by them? I'm asking because it would be far easier to get the coach to them than down to Nac.

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Towing insurance (Allstate Motor Club) will want to tow it from the impound lot to the nearest repair facility. Any suggestions on convincing them it needs to go back to Nacogdoches (300 miles)?...


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Re: How to get repair work done following an accident?
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Most likely putting it on a flatbed trailer would put you over the 13 foot 6 inch height limit.

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Most likely putting it on a flatbed trailer would put you over the 13 foot 6 inch height limit.

....you mean 14' height limit

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Drop hitch lowboy should be legal.

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I would only use a qualified Foretravel repair facility.  You will look back and wished you had.  Most of these places unfamiliar seem to over promise and underperformed.
I was rear-ended on I 20 in Georgia about 9 months ago by 18 wheeler.
With...

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I'd pay the difference in towing and have it back to FT since your only 300 miles away. My insurance is good for a 100 miles. Let me guess the pig pen car was at fault!
They said over on...

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Sadly we learned the "gang member" was only 20 year old. It's very sad that this is his life and prayers that he can one day turn it around.