My adjuster left me a message yesterday regarding the final motorhome repairs, but I missed it (I’m not very good about remembering to check my cell). So I didn’t know that she’d called until I went to call her today. I actually got hold of her immediately!
There are no issues with the estimate so VR Expert has the go ahead. I have asked them to do the insurance stuff first so that they can invoice and Aviva can cut a cheque by the time my repairs are done. We shall see…
The estimate is quite a bit more than it would have been in the US, probably because of the cost of getting parts up here, plus the tax difference. Anyway, I was told that they would be looking at what work the estimate covered, not the dollar amount, hence why there were no issues with approval. This is the first time that I can say Aviva has done the right thing without my having to stomp my foot. I expected to have to wait for them to get a Canadian estimator out here before I could even get the inspection estimate done. Instead, Aviva told me that we could skip that step so long as the repair shop and the US estimator agreed on the work to be done.
I also asked VR Expert to give me an estimate for taking out the front window and putting something to cover it. I suggested screwing in a piece of fiberglass and sealing it well, leaving me to deal with the interior, but he said he said it wouldn’t look good. I asked him to think about it and come back with a quote. I’m tired of that window and the loft is empty, so I might as well get them to pull it for me. I’m not too worry about the final look, thinking that as long as it is a nice, crisp piece I can paint it a solid colour. I’d even like to stencil Miranda’s name on it!
Work commences on Tuesday morning. I do plan to go out there a couple of times and sneak a peak.Share on Facebook