Just beggers belief !

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  1. gixermark

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    Perhaps its somone with an old Fiat van with the seats worn out.
    But why would the insurance write it off for just that???
     
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    How sad

    Indeed it looks a lovely motorhome unfortunately theft of motorhome parts is increasing.

    What a shame some people cannot respect other people's property and go and buy the parts legitimately.
     
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    You'd be surprised what some folk do. Friends of ours own boat hire companies down here on the Broads and a few years ago hired a craft out, nothing seemed amiss until it didnt get returned!! No they didnt take the hull they just stripped the interior of everything and I mean everything - even the engine.

    Dale
     
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    Maybe it's me, but this just doesn't add up ... why would an insurance company pay out £39,100 for a 2003 motorhome? Yes it's got a low mileage but IMV that payout is way over what it is/was actually worth when complete ... unless I'm well out of touch! At that age it is unlikely to have had a policy which paid out 'new for old' either ...

    I wonder if there is more damage than is being indicated as the seller does mention 'accident' damage - maybe it's been repaired, maybe it's one of the ones that was flooded ... I've asked the seller some questions and will see what answers I get back.
     
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    and theres me thinking it was a possible flood victim too.
    cant see for the life of me why the insurance would write it off for what appears to be a few grands worth of parts at most.:Eek!:
     
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    seems very odd the insurance would pay out £39,100 when a couple of thousand would replace all the stolen parts.

    i always believed if the cost of repair was more than 60% of the market value it would be writen off for insurance purposes.

    the only reasoning i can think is if it was stolen, paid out as a total loss, then recovered at a later date....make sense !

    someones gonna get a bargain but it has got insurance history which will show up on any HPI checks making it harder to sell on later.

    in answer to Minx question...it could have been stolen a few years ago and just recently recovered so a new for old might have applied then.
     
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    Just goes to show, if it's not nailed down, it'll go....if it is nailed down, it'll still go...just takes a bit longer!
     
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    Well, I've had a response. This was what I asked:

    This was the answer:

    Make of that what you will ...
     
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