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    my car.. buried in at sea

    a proper burial.
    that car made it back and forth to kauai twice. was swept out to sea last night. Does anyone have experience with this? insurance Co is state farm.

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    try the jingle, always works in the commercials! but seriously sorry ma dude sorrry i couldnt help more

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    I've been on hold for a billion hours.
    I'm not too upset over the car but I do need to drive

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    State farm is usually pretty good when it comes to handling claims...call your agent

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    Quote Originally Posted by surftb15 View Post
    a proper burial.
    that car made it back and forth to kauai twice. was swept out to sea last night. Does anyone have experience with this? insurance Co is state farm.
    May I ask how and why your car has been to Kauai 2x?

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    if you need any insurance advice, hit me up with a pm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    my question exactly....

    and btw - you're in Ventnor? did you evac or are you still on the island? i've got some homies in AC but they don't know what downbeach looks like...i grew up in Lower Chelsea - any news would be appreciated.
    I actually live right off of the island but left on Sunday... My roommates going back tomorrow and if it's accessible I'll be back down too and let you know then. They keep showing pictures of the north end of the AC boardwalk being destroyed but it's been falling apart for years.

    And back to the OP, he's from NY, so I seriously can not think of any possible situation where taking your car there would be practical.

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    I have two coastal properties and have been through my share of hassles dealing with insurance companies. The last time I finally was so fed up with the whole game I hired an attorney right out of the gate to handle the whole matter. I never thought that was a good idea because I would be paying them and cutting into my rebuilding fund, however, they fight like hell for you (and themselves because most work off of a percentage of the total claim) and because of this most of the time you probably come out ahead even after their cut. Not really applicable for a claim on a car only but if there is significant property and damage at stake it might be worth checking in to.

    Been there before and will be there again. Take one day at a time and things will be better than they were before the storm one day.

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    I used Matson to ship my car from Kauai to Oakland ( was born and raised in Kauai). The first time I drove my car throughout the entire United States. The car was a Honda Element with a camping kit, so I saved a lot of money by not going to stay in hotels.

    The next time I did the same after my parents moved on the east coast. Ended up on an epic surfing adventure.

    The car ended up getting hit by a surge that knocked it right out of my driveway. I chased it for a bit, but said, whatever. I tried to Kayak to find the car today, but no luck. The car is buried at sea.

    State Farm is moving slowly on this claim due to all the loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surftb15 View Post
    I used Matson to ship my car from Kauai to Oakland ( was born and raised in Kauai). The first time I drove my car throughout the entire United States. The car was a Honda Element with a camping kit, so I saved a lot of money by not going to stay in hotels.

    The next time I did the same after my parents moved on the east coast. Ended up on an epic surfing adventure.

    The car ended up getting hit by a surge that knocked it right out of my driveway. I chased it for a bit, but said, whatever. I tried to Kayak to find the car today, but no luck. The car is buried at sea.

    State Farm is moving slowly on this claim due to all the loss.
    Wow that's really cool I'm sorry for your loss... I laughed when you said that "you chased it for a bit." Hopefully you'll be able to get a new Honda Element cause they are awesome.

    @Hanna. Tried to get back today to Ventnor but all bridges are closed (the cops said for at least a few more days).... crazy