curious about body panel damage

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    I read that manufacturers only keep body panels for a few years after a motorhome becomes obsolete.

    So, what happens if a coach built body panel gets damaged and a replacement part does not exist?

    Is the vehicle written off, or are there clever people out there who can make just about anything?
     
  2. Emmenay

    Emmenay Read Only Funster

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    There are definitely some clever people out there that can make or repair just about anything :thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I would think, if a motorhome is out of production and panels are no longer available then the insurers would look at it as a category C or D write-off

    both uneconomically viable for repair.

    A specialist could make a new panel but probably at a cost far exceeding the original cost.


    Category C: An extensively damaged vehicle that the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road.

    Category D: A damaged vehicle that the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road.
     
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