Our Camper's Been Smashed

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  1. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    We normally park our van on the drive, well out of harm's way but as we've been having a new roof put on the house these last few days we've had to move it off during the day. Not ideal but we've deliberately parked it not far away on a nice wide piece of road where it is an obstruction to nobody.

    All has been well until this morning when an Asda delivery van skidded on the icy road and clipped the offside rear corner.
    The offside and rear panels are creased and gouged.
    The door to the washroom (which is at the offside rear corner) has come off,.
    The rear nearside wheel was forced up onto the kerb removing the lower half of the tyre.
    The force sent the leisure battery against its locker door breaking the lock.
    Goodness knows what other internal fittings and chassis components are compromised.

    The lucky thing was that the Asda driver managed to stop just before he hit two cars which had collided just beforehand and nobody was hurt in either incident.

    By coincidence our roofers were just arriving and witnessed the collision so we can rely on them if necessary. The police attended so at least it is all recorded officially. We now wait for the insurance assessor to come out on Monday to arrange for the van to be taken away and take it from there.
     
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    What a bummer.
    Only good thing is that it happened in daylight and there were witnesses. doubt if Asda would try to wriggle out of anything & their insurance will sort it ll out but still a damn nuisance for you.

    Friends just visited and said they were stopped at a roundabout in Angouleme, car ran into their rear. Both drivers got out, friend said they'd better move cars to side, and other drive took the chance to drive off.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this Graham.

    On a lighter side will you be changing your board name?
     
  4. Chris

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    Sorry to hear that hope it all gets sorted easily.

    I was driving early this morning in Norfolk and the ice on the road was deadly. There were cars crashing and going off the road everywhere.

    Scary stuff.
     
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    Sorry to hear your bad news Graham. I hope that the insurance companies get things sorted out for you as soon as possible.

    Brisey.
     
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    Blimey, so sorry mate, at least no one was hurt...

    Dave
     
  7. GJH

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    I don't think so John. I've had these initials for too long :Smile:
     
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    Oh dear, but no-one hurt and the insurance will sort it all out, we all hope, but if they want to get stroppy I'm sure you can take them on. Couldn't have happened at a better time of year.

    It wasn't a revenge attack for Shifty's conduct in Asda was it ?
     
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    What a bitch, at least nobody is hurt.

    Hope you can get it sorted and back on the road asap.
     
  10. GJH

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    Could have been revenge for the complaints we've made to Asda this year I suppose :Smile: In reality, though, just a delivery driver going too fast for the road conditions.
     
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    The good thing is no one hurt......everything else is material and can be replaced........but it is a real bummer and a pain in the preverbial......Hope it all gets sorted soon with no argument.

    All the best Rick
     
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    Ah well every little helps?


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    Its an epidemic,,
     
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    What a bummer just as you are getting the House sorted along comes another thing to be going on with.

    Hope you can get it sorted without to much trouble, we never know what is around the corner. Love to Jill bet she is upset. Carol. x











     
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    Bit of a bummer Graham :Angry: Hpe it gets sorted to your advantage :Smile:
    As I said in a previous post, people get caught out by the icy conditions and don't drive within their limitations or the road conditions. Anyone would think it was winter.
     
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    What a pain. :Sad:
    On the brighter side at least there's enough evidence of fault, etc. :RollEyes:

    Hope you're back on the road soon.

    ATB


    John
     
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    Wow sorry to read this post the only positives are no one hurt and you know what happened someone saw it and with Asda at least you know they will be insured ,not much consolation I know, but please do not let it spoil your Christmas your Health and Happiness are the things to treasure:sorry2. I do hope they sort things out quickly who is your insurer Graham?
     
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    So sorry to hear this Grahm, it is heartbreaking. I hope that all goes well with the repairs and you are soon back on the road. :thumb:
     
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    Bad news when your pride and joy is damaged, and all the aggro that can follow , bummer :Sad:
     
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    Bad luck Graham.. hope it's sorted without too much agro ..
     
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    so now your insurance company has reason to increase your premium even though it was not your fault
    they will not tell you directly that is the reason for the increase
    but you will pay more because of it
    I know of six people who have suffered such increaces in the past 10 months

    it is wrong even with nnie years no claimes bonus my premiums went up +100% from £397 too £724
    the insurance industry is just making money out of motorists :Eeek:
     
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