Navigating through busy town streets can be tricky in any motorhome, regardless of its size. That is why one of the most common types of RV repairs we perform at Coach Specialists of Texas in Dallas/Fort Worth is guard rail damage. Since guard rails are there to prevent our vehicles from swerving further off the road, it’s no surprise that they are privy to a number of accidents every year. If you have accidentally hit a guard rail with your motorhome, you are probably wondering what you should do next. To help guide you through the process, here is what we recommend you do:
Review the circumstances that led to your RV accident.
Were you driving through particularly bad weather at the time? Were the roads very slippery? Did another vehicle come towards you or slam into you, causing you to hit the guard rail? Take detailed notes of the circumstances of your accident, since they may be useful if you should decide to file a claim with your RV insurance company. For some excellent advice on how certain conditions might affect your claim, visit
Examine the damage done to your motorhome and the guard rail, too.
Because motorhomes are often large in nature, they sometimes take very little damage upon colliding with a guard rail. The guard rail, on the other hand, might be looking much worse for the wear. Depending on the extent of the damage to your RV and/or the guard rail, you may need to contact the police to file a report. In the case of damage to your motorhome, you’ll want the police report if you should decide to file an insurance claim. For the guard rail, you’ll need to come forward and take ownership of the damage your collision caused. Not everyone is aware of this, but
you are responsible
for the cost of repairs for the damage you cause to public property, like guard rails.
Call your insurance company if you want your repairs covered.
If there is any chance you’ll want your insurance company to cover the cost of your motorhome repairs after hitting a guard rail, be sure to call them right away. If very little damage was done to your motorhome, though, and you were the only vehicle involved in the collision, then you can certainly choose to cover the cost of repairs on your own in order to avoid a rate increase.
Contact a reputable motorhome repair shop in Fort Worth, Texas to provide your estimate.
If you have questions about guard rail damage done to your motorhome, at Coach Specialists of Texas we would be happy to answer your questions and provide you with our expert RV repair advice. 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!
And now we have 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.