Just enjoying my coffee here in the Riviera Maya, and thought I would update.
I did get my truck back after a few days, but it was beat up pretty bad. Obviously it was not pros, but someone who had an idea of what to do. Both door handles/locks were broken out, and the drivers door pried out pretty hard. The rear door on the aluminum topper was broken right off and missing. They had rammed something real hard with the rear bumper, folding it back and crushing the rear fender on that side. A good size dent was in the front bumper too. It will also need a good checking for other potential unseen damages.
On top of that, the topper had an old, crappy quality coffee table, chair and couch in it. The back seat had an old fake plant, and a bunch of other junk household stuff in it. They obviously figured it was a great place to dump garbage.
Of course, no tools were left in it. The total as of now is about $13,000. Most of these are the personal tools, and fortunately most of the bigger company ones were in my garage, or on site. Insurance will cover this, minus the $1,000 deductible.
Last week the truck insurance company finally got an appraiser out to have a look. He said he would have to crunch numbers to see whether it would be a write off or not. I am pretty darn aggravated with them, as I really need to know whether to take it in for repairs (which would have been nice to do while I am gone now). If they are writing it off, it would be nice to start looking for a replacement. It is a pain in the butt trying to work out of my Pilot, plus I have a big dump trailer I need to go clean up jobs with.
But, oh well for now. Pretty sure a pitcher of mojitos today will help comfort me.