If you’ve experienced any damage to your recreational vehicle—whether it’s minor or major damage—you are probably wondering what your next steps should be. Should you have it repaired professionally? Should you try to take care of some of the repairs yourself? Should you sell your RV or trade it in for another? It is natural to think of these questions after something’s happened, since of course you want to make the most cost-effective decision for how to proceed. If you are thinking about trading in your motorhome instead of having it repaired, here are some important facts you should consider.
RV insurance covers many types of common repairs.
Depending on how much insurance coverage you’ve obtained, as well as what type of damage you’ve incurred, it is likely that your insurance will cover the cost of your repairs. The only types of damage that tend to get denied are as a result of poor owner maintenance, such as water intrusion due to lack of sealant or fading graphics due to exposure to the elements. Before you give up on your RV, investigate how much of your damage will be covered. This could save you a lot of money and heartache in the long run.
Even water and fire damage to an RV can be repaired.
Some RV owners fear that their damage simply isn’t worth repairing, due to the type or extent of damage (fire and water damage, usually). However, a high-quality RV repair shop can remove any residual damage and restore your vehicle to pre-damage condition (or even better) for typically less than it would cost you to buy a new RV after trading in your old.
RV dealers deduct substantial amounts for any damage.
When you prepare to trade in your motorhome, an RV dealer will take into account all aspects of your vehicle, including model type, year, mileage, and damage, too. All of these factors might lessen the value of your RV, giving you very little leverage upon trading it in. When it comes to damage, in particular, an RV dealer will see that as a major liability. They will often deduct substantial amounts from the price for even minor damage. In most cases, attempting to trade in an RV that’s been damaged will yield very little in return.
At Coach Specialists of Texas, we are the exclusive direct repair facility for many insurance companies, including GEICO, Nationwide, and USAA.
If you are in need of an RV repair shop in Dallas, Texas that can navigate you through the insurance claims process, give us a call today. We have relationships with virtually every major insurance carrier and this allows us to provide fast, reliable service to our customers. We strive to reduce your downtime and get your vehicle back on the road quickly—no waiting for unnecessary approvals and delays. We can get you in and fixed quickly so that you can enjoy your RV, motorhome, or coach the way you are intended to!
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three locations to drop off your RV for repairs: Plano, Denton, and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Plano and Denton, TX are drop off locations only, so please notify us ahead of time that you’d like to drop off your RV at these locations. All work will be completed at our Dallas/Fort Worth location.