Rear end shunt !!!

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  1. FIDGET

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    Just been on short break & got shunted by Refuse truck,
    not happy !!! , damaged rear panel , roof & n/s Panel . Inside floor of garage crushed & kitchen units & cooker on the n/s pushed 2 inches forward & twisted .Transversed bed frame smashed ,internal walls split & twisted. upload_2017-11-22_18-14-54.png upload_2017-11-22_18-20-16.png upload_2017-11-22_18-21-50.png upload_2017-11-22_18-24-14.png upload_2017-11-23_16-44-53.png upload_2017-11-23_16-46-45.png
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    That's rubbish news :(
     
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    That looks serious because of the internal damage. It might be best if they write it off, if only because a repair might take 6 months. Depends if the chassis is bent I suppose and how many panels need replacing. :(
     
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    How horrible. Gutted for you. :(
     
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    OUCH!!!!!!!
     
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    Jeez what a mess. I would be wondering who would be good enough to put all that right.

    I feel for you.
     
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    Yup right off.:(
     
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    It looks bad! I hope they (other party) accept responsibility and it's quickly accepted by insurance company.
     
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    That' a bummer... it must be getting close to a write off with that sort of structural damage to the hab shell.. it'
    Obviously moved a fair bit..
    Hope it' sorted for you asap..
    Andy
     
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    So sorry to see that to your lovely MH , I hope you weren’t in the van at the time.
    Hopefully you will get a new one to replace it ASAP and be off on your travels again.
     
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    One good thing we weren't injured , just really shook up.
    What a way for my wife to spend her 70th birthday.
    Only 1 hour in a&e for checkup in Tavistock.
     
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    Don't like to be a prophet of doom but tend to agree, push for a write off. If like me you probably feel at least a little emotional attachment to the vehicle but that all looks major. Don't roll over for the insurers, whatever their offer ensure you happy with it and agree with it. Very sad, I hope it all gets sorted to your satisfaction.
    Didn't see the post for your wife's birthday, sadder still, but make the best of it, 70 you've got loads more to come. All the best.
     
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    It's bad enough when damage to our m/h is caused by our own mistake but when someone else is responsible your heart must really sink.

    The damage looks substantial. I hope there were independent witnesses so your insurance company can deal with it quickly as a no blame incident, and without protracted arguments.

    Good luck, gutted for you.
     
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    Crap :( sorry to hear about this.

    I would be looking at a write off on that myself sadly :(
     
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    good news no one hurt but shock is not nice and as you say not a good birthday a new one will help perhaps !
     
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    Oh that's a horrible thing to happened to your pride & joy. Fingers crossed that insurance gets it all sorted out for you. Does look like a wright off, but if that's the case make sure you fight for every expense, it can cost a lot of money chasing around the UK for a replacement but most companies don't tell you that these expenses are a legitimate part of any claim. Good luck.
     
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    Terrible news but thankfully you were both not hurt.
     
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    Yes , we were driving down hill on a country road ,when I stopped for a lorry coming up the hill as it was a bit tight . The refuge lorry some good way back behind me , braked & drove into the side of the road hitting us on our n/s rear corner.
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    Wow so glad you weren’t seriously hurt !
     
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    Oh dear what a shame, glad your both ok that's the main thing, sad end to a birthday though. Your pride and joy looks like a total rebuild of the whole back end is needed inside and out, as has been said I would go for a wright off decision too.
     
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