That is a very odd place for the spring to break. Usually it happens near the bends. I wonder if the weld at the hub broke and when it fell and caused the axle to wrap it broke the spring? Either way theres no excuse for a 2 yr old trailer to have that problem especially with such a light boat. Who is the trailer manufactered by?
[Q]fatcatonthejames originally wrote:
I think the Beastie Boys have a song for that mishap. I would be calling the local hardware store to see how many hack saws they sold that week. That spring didnt break on its own.
Give the guys over at C.S.I. a call they will bust the culprit
Seems to me if the insurance company says it's due to inferior welding then the company that built the trailer is definately at fault. It might be a really good idea to give a lawyer a call unless you just want to take it on the chin and pay to fix it. It sure does suck, I hate it for ya!
Don't get me started on Insurance companies. I deal with them every day. If a tire blows on a car and does damage, they won't pay for the tire buy the have to pay for the damage it does to the car. Maybe there is an angle to hit them with. Looks like more damage was done after the weld broke. I sure hope that info can help.
rick i'm right down the road from you in fredericksburg
the insurance company called today and said this
the axle is not covered .. which is fine the trailer manufacturer is sending me a new one .. they said they would pay for the rest of the damage .. they think its beyond repair however and i'm getting a new trailer!
so let the insurance buy you a new trailer then u can buy the busted 1 from them for real cheap and get the company to send the axle fix the trailer and then sell it bet u could come out on top of the whole thing.
I think they have to offer u a chance to buy it.
My father inlaw did that with his work truck. He wrecked it, then the insurance totaled it then gave him the money and then offered the truck to him fo real cheap. they gave him like $3000 for the truck and then he bought the truck back for like 400Bux.
that's really not a bad idea .. you're right i bet i would come out on top, assuming they're going to pay for the whole new trailer and not screw me .. i've always had bad experiences with insurance companies .. i'm waiting for a call saying they think its only worth such and such and i need to come up with the rest of the money
great advise guys and yall wonder why your damn rates are so high - go figure. From a seasoned veteran in the business, if it's a covered peril and not wear and tear, no problem. I see wear and tear and I really don't think it's worth anyone bashing an industry that doesn't work with it every day. Anyway good luck Tank but I really don't think a bump in the road (no pun intended) is the same as an accident, fire, etc. I doubt you receive anything but good luck anyway. Shoulda had Nationwide Ins. to start with ! [grin]
yeah, I'm sorta with Joe. I was thinking that an insurance company should not be liable for a warranty or manufacturing defect condition. For example, my insurance would not be expected to pay if my bumper fell off due to bad design or welds. But they would pay if that bumper caused an accident (although one could argue the manufacturer was liable). So...your trailer manufacturer is liable for what happened as far as replacing the defective parts and other resulting damage to the trailer. Hopefully it caused no damage to anyone else or other property. Maybe the insurance company owes you for the tow. I'm glad it is working itself out in your favor though.