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Old 07-28-2014, 06:17 PM
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Well crap: Our W906 was in an accident

Our Roadtrek Adventurous (W906 Sprinter Class B RV) was hit by a motorcycle last week.

Guy is ok. Mrs. MMME30W was a bit shaken but unhurt.

The coach is a bit banged up though, it's at the shop now getting repaired. Estimator said bumper, fender, headlight, supports, grill, valence, radiator brackets, etc. etc.

Hopefully won't put us off from taking our vacation up north to visit relatives in August.

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:53 PM
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All that damage from a motorcycle. Glad the rider is OK, and glad it wasn't a car or truck that hit you!
Good luck, I hope it gets fixed quickly so you can make that vacation.
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Sorry to hear this. Where do you take something like that to get repaired? Mercedes shop? RV dealer?
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Sorry to hear this. Where do you take something like that to get repaired? Mercedes shop? RV dealer?

Uh... Body shop?




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Old 07-29-2014, 08:58 AM
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You say the motorcyclist is ok. Can you define "ok"? To see such damage to your RV, surely he or she must be injured to some extent.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:45 PM
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You say the motorcyclist is ok. Can you define "ok"? To see such damage to your RV, surely he or she must be injured to some extent.
Knocked off bike, walked away = ok.
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Sorry to hear this. Where do you take something like that to get repaired? Mercedes shop? RV dealer?
As far as insurance is concerned, it's a 'commercial van'. The Collision center is associated wtih MBZ of Tampa.
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Without going into details, it appears from the eyewitnesses he just didn't see the RV and drove into her side.

Which is curious, with a 22' long, 9'6" tall, silver vehicle.

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Glad to hear the motorcyclist is ok. I am sure the repairs on your vehicle will be fine. That is one sharp looking vehicle that you have there; it must be a lot of fun to travel with.
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Without going into details, it appears from the eyewitnesses he just didn't see the RV and drove into her side.

Which is curious, with a 22' long, 9'6" tall, silver vehicle.

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Without going into details, it appears from the eyewitnesses he just didn't see the RV and drove into her side.


Eyewitnesses? If the motorcycle hit the left front corner of your W906, I would think whoever was driving the W906 would have had a front row seat to see what happened. Details are important. Were you stopped or moving at the time of (or immediately before) the impact? Intersection? Stop sign or traffic light? Did the MC run a traffic sign/signal? Your OP implies that the MC was "at fault", and this may be true for your situation, but statistics show that when a MC and a non-MC motor vehicle collide in the front, it's usually NOT the MC who did not see the other vehicle. Just wondering . . .
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...and this may be true for your situation,

^^^ This.

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Unfortunately, until you provide a few more details about what happened, which you seem reluctant to provide, we have no reason to "trust you". The most common frontal impact scenario between a motorcycle and a non-MC motor vehicle is the motor vehicle making a left turn into the path on the oncoming motorcycle. The second most common scenario is a motor vehicle pulling out from a parking lot or side street into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. If the motor vehicle has just pulled out (and especially if the motor vehicle then stops), the motorcycle hits the motor vehicle at a near 90 degree angle, leaving impact damage that looks very similar to your W906 (confined body damage with no damage to front wheel or to headlight). In motorcycle safety classes they hammer these two danger scenarios into you so that you can take precautions (like flashing your headlight) to reduce your risks from drivers who do not "see" you.
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Unfortunately, until you provide a few more details about what happened, which you seem reluctant to provide, we have no reason to "trust you". The most common frontal impact scenario between a motorcycle and a non-MC motor vehicle is the motor vehicle making a left turn into the path on the oncoming motorcycle. The second most common scenario is a motor vehicle pulling out from a parking lot or side street into the path of the oncoming motorcycle. If the motor vehicle has just pulled out (and especially if the motor vehicle then stops), the motorcycle hits the motor vehicle at a near 90 degree angle, leaving impact damage that looks very similar to your W906 (confined body damage with no damage to front wheel or to headlight). In motorcycle safety classes they hammer these two danger scenarios into you so that you can take precautions (like flashing your headlight) to reduce your risks from drivers who do not "see" you.

MC was at fault. It was written up by the cop and a citation issued to the MC operator.

Look, I can tell you what I think happened, but I wasn't there. I don't intend to provide any details because it would be speculation on my part.

Suffice it to say we are out $500 because the guy had no insurance, lost the use of our coach for two weeks and will suffer diminished value.

So forgive me if I am not too sympathetic.

I'm sorry the MC wasn't looking, and that sucks for him. He should be more careful next time. Luckily, he could have easily sustained serious injury or worse.







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MC was at fault. It was written up by the cop and a citation issued to the MC operator.

Look, I can tell you what I think happened, but I wasn't there. I don't intend to provide any details because it would be speculation on my part.

Suffice it to say we are out $500 because the guy had no insurance, lost the use of our coach for two weeks and will suffer diminished value.

So forgive me if I am not too sympathetic.

I'm sorry the MC wasn't looking, and that sucks for him. He should be more careful next time. Luckily, he could have easily sustained serious injury or worse.
I did not ask you for sympathy. I asked you how the motorcycle hit your W906, becasue when a motorcycle and a non-MC motor vehicle have a frontal collision, it is usually the driver of the motor vehicle who is at fault ("I did not see the motorcycle.").

And now you tell us the police issued a citation to the MC operator, and that he had no insurance (which is irrelevant to fault).

But what you have not told us is even the barest information about how the left front corner of your W906 came to be in the path of a moving motorcycle. Now you may not have been there at the time, but unless your W906 was parked or can drive itself, then someone you know was in the driver's seat at the time the motorcycle hit your W906 right in front of them. So they know what happened. And they surely told you what happened. So it would not be speculation on your part to tell us what that person told you happened, or even what the police report said happened. But you have not done so. What you have done is the whine about the damage to your W906, loss of use, $500 insurance cost, and diminished value due to a careless motorcyclist.

And that is curious to me, because I have never known anyone who was involved in a motor vehicle accident who did not discuss the details about what happened when they are discussing the accident, even if they are at fault. It just seems to be people's inherent nature.

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I did not ask you for sympathy. I asked you how the motorcycle hit your W906, becasue when a motorcycle and a non-MC motor vehicle have a frontal collision, it is usually the driver of the motor vehicle who is at fault ("I did not see the motorcycle.").

And now you tell us the police issued a citation to the MC operator, and that he had no insurance (which is irrelevant to fault).

But what you have not told us is even the barest information about how the left front corner of your W906 came to be in the path of a moving motorcycle. Now you may not have been there at the time, but unless your W906 was parked or can drive itself, then someone you know was in the driver's seat at the time the motorcycle hit your W906 right in front of them. So they know what happened. And they surely told you what happened. So it would not be speculation on your part to tell us what that person told you happened, or even what the police report said happened. But you have not done so. What you have done is the whine about the damage to your W906, loss of use, $500 insurance cost, and diminished value due to a careless motorcyclist.

And that is curious to me, because I have never known anyone who was involved in a motor vehicle accident who did not discuss the details about what happened when they are discussing the accident, even if they are at fault. It just seems to be people's inherent nature.

Except for you.


Relax, Mike. I'm a rider, too, so I get where you're coming from, but he doesn't owe us an explanation.

Let's say he were to explain it, and you can ascertain from t his explanation that he shared or was fully at fault. What benefit does that get you - a moment of "gotcha!"? So what?

Not to mention, there are PLENTY of dumbass motorcyclists out there, I see them all the time and shake my head.

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Got word they are supposed to receive the fender this morning (last part). Hopefully in paint and then complete later today for pickup. Yippee!!

Anyone know if you can immediately drive with a freshly painted part? Our advisor indicates it is "no problem" these days with the type of paint they use? We were going to set off tomorrow for a 500-600 mile run (hopefully to NC; our son is deploying overseas with the USMC from Camp LeJuene for 9 months on Saturday, and we'd really like to see him before he leaves)
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Hey, maybe I should detail the tires JFB...
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