Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: nr Bedford, England
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Frankia Caravan Body Damage Repair
Yesterday while travelling along a dual carriageway in lane 1, I was hit from behind by a car. Damage to the motorhome, a Frankia Holiday class, is to the rear offside corner. At the very least, the rear moulding, the rear wall, the side wall, one locker door and two locker door frames are damaged, with the insulating board filling visible from the side wall. (I'll try to post a picture or two.)
My insurer, Saga, is trying to tell me that they will send the vehicle to Cougar Accident Repair Centre in Luton. Its website suggests that this company is a high quality repairer of marques such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Peugeot, but it does not mention motorhomes at all. I pointed this out to the insurer's claims "handler" but was assured "they do motorhomes". I'm sceptical, to say the least.
Does anyone have any knowledge of a good repairer with the knowledge, skills and equipment to effect a good repair? I live near Bedford, so somewhere local would be handy. I vaguely recall someone recommending a company near Peterborough, but I can't presently locate the information.
Any advice, recommendations or experiences to pass on would be most welcome. Thanks in anticipation.
(BTW, as I know you will ask, there were no injuries to us in the motorhome!)