Woof, just totaled my ambulance today. Looking for help on how to get a value on the vehicle so I can deal with the upcoming insurance headache. Here's the backstory:
I've been converting an old Ford ambo over the past year, and had just put the finishing touches on it the past few days. I was Mexico bound in roughly 10 days, anticipating months of travel. Today I broadsided a poop truck (1 ton diesel flatbed). They didn't see me, pulled out right in front, and I had no choice but to hit them. I was at 55mph before hitting the brakes, maybe 30-40 at time of impact. Missed the driver in the cab by a few feet, lucky nobody died.
I only have Colorado state minimum insurance on the vehicle. I was slated to switch over to a more comprehensive RV insurance later this week, oof. The other driver is at fault, has full insurance.
I'm anticipating the insurance claim to go something like this: vehicle is found to be totaled and insurance agency offers me KBB value of 3k.
I'm working to collect as much paper work as possible to prove the worth of the vehicle to fight for appropriate compensation from the insurance company. I'm hoping everybody here might be able to help me with some appraisal values, especially if you have history of similar vehicles being sold, and at what price they were sold for. Does anybody have links or history of sales they could direct me to? Also, just looking for rough advice on how to approach this situation, and what a realistic value on my vehicle may be. Here's what we're looking at:
1994 Ford e-350 (extended) Type II Ambulance w/ fiberglass topper + roll cage
7.3L IDI NA
85,000 original miles
towing package w/ hitch
2" lift: Moog coils on front, 2" weld tec blocks on rear, all new bilstein shocks
new 33" Toyo AT 3 tires
Detroit TruTrac Rear Differential
Lots of mechanical work: new injectors, starter, batteries, fuel pump, water pump, glow plugs + relay, belts, valve cover gaskets, new 250Amp alternator
Homebuilt Aluminum Roof Rack
Street Glow & Old Ambo lights hooked up as aux/party lighting
This vehicle was FULLY gutted, and converted as a camper inside, details are:
Chinese Diesel Heater install (webasto knockoff)
20 gal water tank & sink setup
170 Ah Renogy Lithium Battery
200 Watt Renogy Solar Panels
40 Amp DC-DC Battery Charger
2000 W Inverter
Rock n Rolla Hinged Bed/Seat
Custom memory Foam Full XL Mattress
Swing away bike carrier
All of this was new within the last 1 yr/10k miles
Any suggestions are welcomed, i'm quite heartbroken. This was not an easy build out and I was very pleased with how it all came together. Very hard to lose it just a week before taking a much anticipated trip.