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My Raptor was in 2 Tornados and lived to tell about it


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#1 OFFLINE   98slowbra

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:56 AM

I went to go see my mother in the hospital so it was a 9 hour drive, on the way home me and my 18 year old daughter got caught right in the middle of a tornado with my Raptor. It was so bad before we pulled over a semi trailer started to get pushed into our lane and missed my truck by inches then we pulled over and the tornado went over us, it blew out my back window and a ton of hail damage. We found out later there were 3 tornados by us. Now the drivers side did not get touched and the front clip is fine but the passenger side door and back door and back and roof is dented all to hell. With my Raptor being a 2013 fully loaded with 54k miles will it be totaled or what. What you are about to see hurts me very bad, this was my baby, me and my daughter are fine but my Raptor took the damage from the baseball size hail and we were in the storm for 1/2 hour.  My truck was in Brush Colorado when this happened, This Raptor saved me and my daughter from being hurt and did not move one bit in the storm, there was a total of 3 tornado's at that time, Sunday at 4:30pm mst.

 

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#2 ONLINE   fuzzymoomoo

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:59 AM

Damn thats crazy! Glad to hear everyone is ok after all that!
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#3 OFFLINE   jcartwright99

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:00 AM

Glad you came out safe! Trucks can be replaced. You and your daughter can't.


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#4 OFFLINE   98slowbra

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

Thanks guys my Daughter was freaking out, the wind was over 100 mph and we were by a hill and I stayed calm and in the drivers seat just in case the truck would start to move to put it in the ditch for more stability, It was the longest 1/2 hour of our lives, I told my daughter we are ok we are in my Raptor, it will take the hit and keep us safe, so this truck now has a story worth telling and it has a ton a value to me, it saved us, baseball size hail, people in other cars are in the hospital because the hail went through the windows and hit them, but we are safe, a bit scary but nothing you can do but hope for the best.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:03 PM

Most importantly you and your daughter came out safely.

Regarding the Raptor, probably not totaled. I would be surprised if it isnt still valued at over $40k, so pending on the costs of the repairs, they will probably fix it.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:07 PM

They'll probably replace the doors and the window and any other panels and repair the rest.  Probably less than $10K damage.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:12 PM

Most importantly you and your daughter came out safely.

Regarding the Raptor, probably not totaled. I would be surprised if it isnt still valued at over $40k, so pending on the costs of the repairs, they will probably fix it.

Im glad your family is safe. I hate that about the raptor.
Im not sure they will fix it. From the pictures there isnt a dent free panel on it. Plus the roof skin will need replacement. Im actually feeling like they may total
It. Not sure that isnt a preferred thing. Myself being so picky, its hard for me to imagine being happy with the repairs. My 13 FX4 with appearance package got side swiped by a school bus while it was parked. My body shop did an excellent job. But I can still tell. Most cant but I can. Its my baby and I was so upset about the entire situation. So the question lies would you like every panel and a roof skin be changed or just rather get a new one.

Oh FYI check the seats that got glass on them. I have changed leather that was nicked from broken glass several times.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:15 PM

They'll probably replace the doors and the window and any other panels and repair the rest.  Probably less than $10K damage.


It will be interesting to see the estimate, but Im betting it will exceed 10k.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

I had a friend that wrecked their new Nissan Armada recently and the repair bill was over $40k. The truck was probably $55k new.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 02:43 PM

There are 11 body panels on the truck, 5 of them will get re-skinned and repainted the passenger side and all it total is $13,500 with the tucks value at $46,000 I am getting it fixed and they can get it in October 29th to work on it for 17 days.  After this you have to say it was baseball size hail and the truck saved our lives, other people are in the hospital because the hail went through there glass and hit them. I am keeping this truck it means to much now, 2 tornados and took the beating and came out on top and saved me and my daughter, there is a good ending here.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 03:40 PM

There are 11 body panels on the truck, 5 of them will get re-skinned and repainted the passenger side and all it total is $13,500 with the tucks value at $46,000 I am getting it fixed and they can get it in October 29th to work on it for 17 days.  After this you have to say it was baseball size hail and the truck saved our lives, other people are in the hospital because the hail went through there glass and hit them. I am keeping this truck it means to much now, 2 tornados and took the beating and came out on top and saved me and my daughter, there is a good ending here.


I understand. Glad to hear a good outcome. Post some post repair pictures if you want. Would be nice to see Side by side before and after.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:38 AM

Look into Paintless dent removal. Glad everyone is OK.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:36 AM

Fix the window, but leave the dents. What a great conversation piece, and if Ford ever wants to do a 'Chevy type'  commercial bragging about their scrapes and dents adding personality to their trucks, you'd be 'In like Flynn'.










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