Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Rockaway Beach, NY
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Thanks everyone for your continuing suggestions, especially on diminished value.
It looks like I will be using a local body shop that does a lot of work with the Ford dealership that services my Transit. The proprietor seems committed to a factory quality repair job that includes the installation and painting of new sheet metal and anything else that is found to be damaged.
Just going off photos I provided they have provided an initial estimate of about $9,000 but that includes the middle roof panel that will probably NOT have to be replaced. But,additional labor will have to be ADDE to cover the removal and installation of the internal components (ceiling liner, curtains, etc.) and the solar panel assembly on the roof. Bottom line will probably be close to the original estimate, unless they find other stuff that needs replacing.
After the parts arrive the repair will likely take at least a week. What a pain!
2015 Ford Transit 250, 148", EXL, HR, 3.5 Ecoboost, 3.31 LS, Sterling Gray, Wrap Around Privacy Windows with flip-outs, Mags, Tow Package, My Touch, etc. Future home on wheels!