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RICHinNC's month on an island...just taken away

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by RICHinNC, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. ShoalDiverSA

    ShoalDiverSA Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
    Great news!

    Glad to hear that it worked out in the end. Let us know which new truck you settle on...


  2. LindaBluedolphin

    LindaBluedolphin Resident/Token Treehugger ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Raleigh(ish), NC

    Rich glad it worked out for you. Maybe go back to the same dealer as before and they will give you a frequent buyer discount! :D
  3. Ber Rabbit

    Ber Rabbit Floppy Ear Mod ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    Good for you!

    BTW, with a good shop it's not luck, hubby's shop has done more than one of these ground up re-builds over the last few years and they ARE a new vehicle with some original parts. It's a factory frame and factory parts, some came from the owners original vehicle and the replacements for the damaged ones came from the factory. You really do need a shop that knows what they're doing to pull it off though, his guys have 15-20 years of body shop experience and the right tools which makes a difference. A shop without an oven to bake the paint on won't get the factory results..it's an incredibly expensive piece of equipment and not all shops have one.

    Anyway, I'm glad things worked out well for you! Making the customer happy is the best move in the long run.
    Ber :lilbunny:
  4. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    I have heard and experienced that new vehicle that gets creamed you may be better off. The adjusters seem to be more inclined to truly make you whole rather than just get by.

    I got clobbered in a car only a few weeks old, other person 100% at fault. He had the same insurance company too. They seemed happy to jump through hoops for me and charge it all to their other customer...
  5. justleesa

    justleesa Neither here nor there ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Ah Good News! That means your trip is on again?
  6. fairybasslet

    fairybasslet Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Stuck in the middle with you
    Great news. I hope this accident doesn't count against you though.
  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    My wife's HIghlander was just repaired after being hit twice from behind. She was puched into the car in front of her, so they had both ends to deal with. David Maus Toyota's body shop works miracles. You can not tell it was in an accident. Not under the hood, and not under the frame. Truly remarkable.
  8. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Great White

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    Same here - we have Erie Insurance and our van was hit by another person with the same insurance company. Everything was fixed fairly and our out of pocket was zero.
  9. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

    Dont know if anyone is still following this thread....but......nothing was counted against me....I got more money that I paid for the truck....pays to haggle....and I got an 07with more options for less than I paid for the first truck....really pays to haggle.

    and yes....my month is back on woohoo
  10. LindaBluedolphin

    LindaBluedolphin Resident/Token Treehugger ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Raleigh(ish), NC
    Glad to hear you are back up and running, when can I see this new Truck?

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