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Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Waiting for insurance to come assess damage to Daisy but I suspect she will be a write off. Sad
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Post by Raggy on Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:31 pm

Oh no! Don’t jut leave the story there! Tell us more....
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Post by PFM on Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Yes, tell us more, and pics too so we can share your grief.

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Post by Poppi on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:24 am

PFM wrote:Yes, tell us more, and pics too so we can share your grief.

Or laugh at me you mean
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:26 am



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Post by Poppi on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:30 am

drove 5 miles parked drove down road parked drove off again and completely lost brakes , pumped frantically went into 1st and applied handbrake but went in back of car waiting at T junction . All front is shunted and twisted right through to inside cab.
She is my only vehicle and i camp away in her regularly so will be very sadly missed Sad
Now just to wait and see what insurance will give me for her .
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:32 am



A very much loved camper
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by scotia on Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:46 am

well that sucks

can your pod be dismanteld from the pickup?
then you could at least use that again..

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Post by Raggy on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:40 pm

Yse shame if you cant keep the demoutable and use it again as Scotia says.
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Post by scotia on Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm

and sell the engine and gearbox and some other stuff.
or keep the parts as spares.
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Post by scotia on Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Poppi wrote:
PFM wrote:Yes, tell us more, and pics too so we can share your grief.

Or laugh at me you mean

i dont think there is anybody on here who finds this funny

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Post by scotia on Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 pm

just out of interest how would this be handeld by insurance in the uk?
over here it would probably be insured for the damage to the other car but not for your own damage.
and seeing it as your "fault" (i know its not, but its classified as that) you wont get any money at all.

you can insure yourself over here all-risk but that would not be financial worth it.
the monthly amount would be to high.
only new cars and expensive ones get all-risk over here.
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Post by Poppi on Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:34 pm

Scotia I should be covered as fully comprehensive insurance in uk covers both vehicles.

Have never de mounted the back romahome part as it is bolted and sealed to the chassis and pick up bed is not present. Insurance inspection is Wednesday.
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Post by Raggy on Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:29 pm

Woodie would be best to advise on the demountable being demountable.
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Woodie on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 am

Oh Crikey Poppi!! Ottery St. Mary isn't going to be the same without Daisy around the district. All the work you and your son did with the engine change etc.

As Scotia says, you can sell the engine, but I have have only in 15 years sold one gearbox, so that is pretty unlikely to happen. But at least you can take the Romahome pod off of your pickup.
Why or who it was that takes the flatbed off and builds an angle iron frame I can't see the logic. The Romahome floor is pretty flimsy so needs plywood inserted between the frame so the weight saving must be about as much as a bag of sugar. Ridiculous in my book.

I have had two such conversions, and it takes a bit of work to get the Pod off but at least you can and you can find another Pickup to put it on too which is the good news - unlike the conversion that Joel has bought. The Matchsticks and Tin-foil Bambi bodies were coach built - - from the chassis upwards so how they have managed to swap that over I would be very interested to know - or perhaps I wouldn't thinking about it.

Still Poppi the one positive thing to come out of this is that you CAN transfer it to another Hi-Jet, and preferably a 1300 one at that.
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:03 pm

Insurance has written her off £2200 and will take her away Sad going to take off split charge , camera , leisure batteries etc and curtains and cushions.
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Post by Raggy on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Was their their first offer?
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Post by Woodie on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:29 pm

Don't let them take it away. You could probably get it for £200 from them still leaving you with £2000. Even if you have to pay more you can get a really nice 1300 Pickup for £1500.

In my opinion it would be foolish not to fight to get it back from them. It means less for them to pay out for. Unless they have a policy not to allow the customer to buy it back.
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Woodie on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 pm

Personally I think that £2,200 is a pretty good offer for a 993cc Poppi. If they won't let you buy it back then stick out for more money, but if they are hesitant say that you will accept their original offer provided they let you keep Daisy. It is worth a try Poppi.
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 pm

If i kept it my son doesn't really have the time to spend on her and I am not able to so she will probably just go to the big scrapyard in the sky.
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Post by Woodie on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:26 pm

Oh that is a shame Poppi. How about finding out if or how much you can get it for and if it is a good price put it on the Forum for sale. The Romahome body has got to be worth £500.

You have got Barry 6448 not far from you near Chard. He is always dabbling with Hi-Jet's. He must have had one recently as he did contact me about a part for a Demountable. If you were to go down that route you can send him a PM. Must be others on here who would be interested and prepared to come down to remove the body and put it on their own Pickup.

Then the scrap man can take the damage pickup. It's worth a go don't you think??
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:45 pm

To be honest Woodie I don't have the funds to buy it back and need all i can get for her to keep me mobile as she is my only vehicle , Just feeling so sad .
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Woodie on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:55 pm

You don't have to have ANY funds Poppi. If you can agree a price for buying it back then they will just take it off the settlement money that they pay you. It will cost them to get it picked up from you so they can save those costs too.

Anyway I will leave the matter now. I do appreciate that being a single lady probably you can't accomplish that which men can do (and I am not in any way being derogatory) - or some can do - some are just hopeless mechanically and that is why I try to help most Forum members out.
I hope that it all goes well for you and you know that I am almost always available to help with advice.
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Post by Poppi on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:54 pm

I do have an original hi top romahome awning to sell too if anyone is interested ?
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by Poppi on Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:59 pm

Ok new update : I have negotiated with Insurance to keep her for spares only so is there anyone on here interested before she goes on ebay? she would have to be trailered away or if you only want to buy the pod the removal of it would be buyers responsibility.
She had a new stainless steel exhaust 3 years ago and change of engine (993) last year.
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Post by Woodie on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:04 pm

Well done Poppi. That's good news. Hopefully one of the Forum members will up for buying it. Easier than putting it on Ebay.
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Post by Poppi on Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:09 pm

Woodie wrote:Well done Poppi. That's good news. Hopefully one of the Forum members will up for buying it. Easier than putting it on Ebay.

well hopefully someone will want her for parts which is what insurance have said as she can't go back on road. If someone on here wants her for the pod i will leave the soft furnishings too if wanted as still look tidy.
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Re: Daisy is DEAD

Post by scotia on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:02 pm

good work
nice to see things are going your way
i hope you sell it, and will be a happy camper again in time
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Post by Raggy on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:08 pm

Thats good news, that makes it a bit better.
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Post by Poppi on Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:31 pm

well i guess its only better if someone wants her lol
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