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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Insurance.....Are You Expecting a Rant????

 Nope not one rant here! I sure hope you guys are not getting tired of all this accident stuff.  We are but that is understandable right? I just had to write today about our insurance company, Grange. Remember watching Little House on The Prairie where Charles went to Chicago to the Grange convention for farmers? No, well you missed a great show :))))  I don't know whether this is related to that or not but I do believe it is an older insurance co. Just had to joke with you a little :)

And after both of our accidents I have nothing to say but good about them. When we totaled our truck in Aug we had people tell us it would take forever for us to get a settlement on it. Since we had not ever filed a claim before we had no idea how long it would take. I was pleasantly surprised. They did get 2 opinions on whether it could be fixed or not but once they decided it could not and they totaled it we received our check in 3 days. 

Art called our agent on Monday about the trailer accident.  They called this morning at 9 am and told us the check was being put in the mail today for the repairs on our trailer and the other gentleman's trailer that we hit.  I was so surprised. We were expecting at least a week by the time they sent out an adjuster to see the damage and then for Modern Trailer Sales to get them an estimate. Of course the trailers were right there on the lot so that helped speed it up I'm sure. But still I think that is pretty fast to get it taken care of. Art called Modern Trailer to tell them the news and they said as soon as we got the check in the mail and we bring it up to them we can do the trade and bring the Avalanche home. UH....does anyone want to volunteer to come drive it home for us?? :)))
Needless to say we will be a little nervous. So....we may have it here by Sat if they mailed it today and we get it by Friday....I know wishful thinking. Hey we have to have good thoughts regarding the Postal Service they are paying our pension :)

I know there are probably people out there who hate Grange and will say they didn't have anything but problems with them, and they refused to pay, etc.......
I am just telling you how they treated us and how things are looking up.  We took Dan and Hannah out to dinner at Cracker Barrel tonight. Dan put new brake pads on the front brakes of the Mini Cooper for me and so we wanted to thank him. Hannah just got to come along because she is still our responsibility...ha ha

Coming soon......pictures of Avalanche.  YA!


  1. Glad things are working out for you. We had a good experience with Allstate last spring. They paid a claim with no hassle. Of course we had to pay a $1000 deductable, but that is the insurance we signed up for to keep the premium reasonable.

  2. I'm glad you had a good experience with your claims. As a former insurance adjuster, I can tell you, my motto was, "a good claim is a closed claim." In other words, the quicker I could pay the insured and close the claim, the better it was. I think most insurance companies go by that motto and most of the complaints are due to particular issues with the claim that need more investigation. Just discovered your blog...now I gotta go back and see what happened!

  3. Finally, things are going right. That means the trip home with the new rig will be a snap. Think positive.

  4. I'm happy to hear about your good experience with the insurance. I had one claim with my 5th wheel and it was handled very quickly and satisfactorily - I have Allied which is part of Nationwide. I just paid for another year for my auto ins with them. Now you can get this behind you and enjoy living and traveling again.


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