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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-01-2015, 23:38 Thread Starter
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Storm damaged Bessacar 635 GL advice

The strong gusts of wind on Skye last Friday blew our 2004 Bessacar 635 GL twin axle caravan over on its side. In doing so it came to rest against our 2012 Skoda Yeti damaging all of the drivers side. Car is insured but the van wasn't. Hindsight is a great thing!

The caravan was in great condition but is now buggered. Advice on what's the best option for it would be welcome. Should we strip all the parts and sell them or advertise the whole thing for sale.

Any idea what the following sell for.

The contents include:
Alde heating and hot water
3way fridge
Stoves full size cooker
Seats and full size bed/mattrest
Full size shower unit toilet etc.
All the lockers and cupboards

Just looking to recover some of the costs?

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Depends on how bad the damage is,it may be just the thing for someone as a repair project in which case e bay would be my choice.

If it's too badly damaged then the fitted appliances should be removed and sold on e bay,the alde heating system,fridge and cooker are expensive items so may recoup some of your loss.

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Loads of self-build guys would probably be interested, but try and sell as one lump, breaking 'vans is hard work and a hassle to dispose of the bit nobody wants.

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I always thought you lot in the uk had your van /trailer automaticaly covered by your car insurance (If you had just unhitched it )

Just a thought if youy yeti is fully comp





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I always thought you lot in the uk had your van /trailer automaticaly covered by your car insurance (If you had just unhitched it )

Just a thought if youy yeti is fully comp
In the UK the caravan is insured for Third Party risks when being towed. At any other time the insurance is a separate entity.
Also, I would assume that the caravan was permanently sited as the Yeti is certainly not a suitable towcar for such a caravan.
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I always thought you lot in the uk had your van /trailer automaticaly covered by your car insurance (If you had just unhitched it )

Just a thought if youy yeti is fully comp
In the UK the caravan is insured for Third Party risks when being towed. At any other time the insurance is a separate entity.
Also, I would assume that the caravan was permanently sited as the Yeti is certainly not a suitable towcar for such a caravan.
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Why not have a look at your policy for the car and also have a look at your household policy

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If there is no way that you are covered by house insurance then sell as the complete lot. Ebay as suggested is ideal.

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Bessacar Storm damage

Thanks very much all, yet another big storm and power cuts has delayed me response.

The bessacar was parked in our garden and only used buy family and friends when on visits. I had parked my yeti alongside it and out of the wind!

Will check with my Saga insurance tomorrow.

Looks like ebay as a job lot. Thanks to all who responded.

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