Lil'Chief Rescue Fund

As some of you know from our posts on Facebook yesterday, we were hit by another car while on tour in Michigan. We are ok and didn't get any injuries, but Lil'Chief was banged up badly and the front was totally smashed. We are tentatively optimistic that nothing serious has been damaged with the engine and drive train as he still drives after we pulled out the pushed in radiator support. We haven't yet been able to find a place that can check alignment and make sure nothing is seriously bent. White Trash McGyver spent last night in the cold and the rain, installing new headlights and turn signal bulbs so we can legally drive it down the road. As you know Lil'Chief is not just our home away from home, he's part of our family and we care for him deeply. People have told us we should just total him (gaaaasp - blasphemy!!) but for many reasons we really need to fix him up so we can continue this tour, as well as the next one we have booked for 2019. Below is a list of the parts we need and estimated prices for parts and labor. We are comparing prices and shipping, with ideas on what we can find from junk yards. Believe me, we are trying our best fixing this as cheaply as possible. Anything you can contribute with will help. Please help Lil'Chief get well again.
33572896_1539012088734395_r.jpegFender and hood bent and pushed in.
33572896_1539012121716027_r.jpegFront with the smashed bumper removed.
33572896_1539012515915213_r.jpegWhite Trash McGyver pulling out the radiator support in Walmart's parking lot to free the fan and belts.

Parts needed:
Hood $150
Fender, driver's side $80
Fender splash shield $20
Grille $50
Bumper Face bar + mount arm bracket $100
Valance panel $50
Turn signal assembly x2 $80
Turn signal x2  $60
Radiator assembly $90
Radiator fan blade $60
Misc, screws, paint etc $60
Body work $700

Total $1500

*As some have asked - the accident was not our fault, but the police deemed it no ones fault. We don't have collision insurance as this would be awfully expensive for a motorhome, so we are on our own with repairs.
  • Patrick Delhougne 
    • $10 
    • 36 mos
  • Amy Harrison 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Helene Dahl 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Tom Malone 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
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Sofia Karolina 
Orlando, FL
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