un expected road hazerd

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  1. Wildbill

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    was traveling along the M62 east bund just before junction 36 I hit and obstruction on the road abut 1ftx3ft wooden block
    casing extensive damage to my van ripping destroying my sump and exhaust off we had a very narrow escape managed to get in to the hard shoulder
    how I do not now
    well that's our motor homing over for now :Sad:
     
  2. hilldweller

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    Ouch.

    Good job you weren't on a bike.
     
  3. GJH

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    Hope the insurance sorts you out as quickly as ours did a couple of years ago.
     
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    Hi Bill
    You are not having much luck lately with your van, glad you all ok, the wood prob dropped of a wagon , hope you get it fixed soon, in the mean time have a good Christmas and New Year. Pete :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  5. Phill D

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    hope you can get it sorted to your satisfaction Bill, and glad you were not hurt:thumb:
     
  6. MikeD

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    Bill

    Pleased to read that you all are ok. I hope you get it all sorted ASAP.

    Mike and Sandra
     
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    sorry to hear about van damage but comfort in knowing you are okay. hope insurance sort it out to your satisfaction.:Sad::Sad:
     
  8. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    contact the police and find out if the wood in the carriageway had been reported to them.


    If it had, you can claim off the highways agency for failing to clear a danger

    also if that area is on cctv you can claim the same
     
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  9. Wildbill

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    nothing reported it must have not been there long and as yet no cctv and unfortunately we are only third party fire and theft money had been tight at renewal but got two good hand will fix it :thumb:
     
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    Glad you are all OK Bill.

    If you are fully comp it might be an idea to take the payout and run if the insurers write the van off.
    I think that Dethleffs is possessed by the Devil!!!:Eeek:
     
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    Great attitude Bill. :thumb::thumb:

    Merry christmas and happy new year to you and your family
     
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    Glad you are OK That must have been terribly scary. Hope the van get fixed up alright for you. Rotten bad luck all round. :Sad:
     
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    Take a lot of comfort for managing to get to the hard shoulder and you are ok.

    Vans can get fixed just a real bummer at this time of year when money will not be any easier to do it. Good luck :thumb:
     
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    The van's one thing Bill, hope you can sort it.

    You and the family are quite another.
    Glad to hear you all came out of it ok.
    I know you are one for counting your blessings, mate.
    Now would be a good time.
     
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    sorry to hear your van got damaged bill,but to most people it would be a major problem,but to you it will be a challenge that you will easily overcome with your skill's:thumb:
     
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    When i was working for BR in the early 70's I was driving a CF bedford van back from Norwich, unbeknown to me the spare wheel dropped off its carrier and ended up in the road, a Hillman imp ran over it and smashed his sump to bits. First I knew of it was when the cops asked if any BR vans had lost their spare wheels, I checked mine and thought woops :Smile:

    Ian
     
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    Good to hear you're all OK. Have a safe and good Christmas.
     
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    Bill,

    Sorry to hear of your woes regarding the damage to your MH, :cry: but glad to know that you and yours are all okay. :thumb:

    You're not having much luck lately pal, so here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and better luck for a Happy and Prosperous 2014. :thumb:

    Best wishes,

    Jock & Rita. :Smile:
     
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    Wood block

    Sorry to hear of the accident.

    In 1986, towing a caravan, we were hit by a coach, on the M4, which spun us around and wrote off the car and caravan.

    That was the bad news. The good news was that the Caravan Red Pennant Insurance provided us with a MH to continue our holiday.

    The rest is HISTORY !:Laughing:
     
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    Oh Bill what a bummer, glad to hear you are alright, third time lucky when you rebuild it this time hopefully it will stay fixed and you and the wee man will be able to get on the road again, all the best for 2014.
     
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