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Old 11-22-21, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
IF it is permanently attached with a hitch. If just mounted by straps or such, probably not.


Truth. Depends on the rack and how it was attached. If its a pretty simple one held to a hatchback or something with straps -- likely not as was said, -- but if it is bolted or more firmly attached (like a roof rack or similar contrivance ) - then it should be deemed part of the car. In auto claims , things like pickup bed covers, step rails, etc. are considered part of the car and accounted for in a total loss settlement, so why not a roof rack? - But some things do vary from company to company and policy to policy --- or adjuster to adjuster.

Instead of arguing with you about a $200 Saris Bones rack, i might just pay it with the auto claim anyway, even if technically its looked at as a Homeowners or renters personal property item

im a 22 year claims adjuster and questions like these are why i am thankful i dont work auto claims (but i have just enough experience with them to know that i hate them )
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