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Old 07-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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2 feet of hail in NM?

2 feet of hail blankets eastern N.M. town Santa Rosa | Amarillo Globe-News

Wow! Hope all the Airstreams were under cover!
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Does anyone make inflatable protectors for the endcaps? Hail storms are my worst nightmare! One of you entrepreneurial types needs to get right on it!
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Good Heavens!

I drove through Santa Rosa in the car on Monday enroute back to Southern Illinois. Our Airstream wasn't with us. Thank goodness!

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2 feet of hail in NM?

That news story brings back memories of a storm that I encountered in Western Kansas in 1987. A brief but bountiful hail storm dropped between 6 and 8 inches of hail in less than 20 minutes. This was before I owned my Airstream and I was out running errands when I encountered the storm. My car was an 8-month old Mustang convertible . . . the deep maroon paint was removed by the hail (down to the gray primer) . . . the hail wasn't particularly well-formed so it didn't dent the metal. Before I was able to travel the 24 miles to my home, the same storm spawned a tornado that skipped across the road about 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile behind my car . . . that pulled the rear half of the top off to flap in the breeze. I had some explaining to do the next day when I contacted my insurance agent.

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P.S.: I followed a snow plow for about 3 miles through the hail storm.
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I lost an entire alfalfa crop to a hail like that in Colorado back in the 1960s. I had hail still melting in shady spots two days later. The alfalfa was ready to mow and there wasn't a sprig over 2" high after the hail.

The hail was localized. My plane at the airport a couple of miles away didn't get a dent.
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reinergirl,
Great suggestion! I have often wondered if someone could make a covering with insulite, the kind of strong foam pad one uses when backpacking... seems like a big blanket of it could be unrolled and secured over the trailer top....as long as the wind wasn't too strong (which normally is the case). I'd love to hear what others think could be done!
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