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Old 04-03-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hail x 2!!

This morning we awoke to the nauseating sound of hail falling. It was slightly larger than the hail that hit last weekend, but I don't think did any damage, I stood at the window both times telling Ernestine to stand up to it. She had a run in with some larger stuff when with the PO, but she doesn't need any more badges of courage. A girl has her pride, you know!

We are hoping to put up an RV garage structure that we want to cover with shade cloth to protect from UV and hail. We have had this material as a deck cover for over 20 years and it still looks new. What we can't find is source for the frame. We want a 14x14x32 round top (rather than peak) frame. The ones I have found are over 2k...we think too expensive. Any ideas?
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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You know, before I got the Safari, I had the Bambi and it was parked outside. Every storm I would cringe. We park the Suburban and one other car in the garage, but 2 other cars stay out. One storm came by, hail, no damage to either car. Another storm came around a few weeks later, and dented both cars pretty bad.

Why don't I feel to bad? Well, it's easier to get hail damage fixed on a car than it is on an Airstream!

I know what you're talkin' about having been through it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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try-tech.com is where I got my fittings. I used 1 3/8" galv chain link fence posts. Mine is 18X30. got about $650 invested, can be disassembled and taken with. There's lotsa places on line. Good luck DG
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:45 AM   #5
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North Texas (Red River area) and ARK-LA-Tex area forcast baseball sized hail this evening. (April 3) More than a fabric cover will be needed. Mine is in the barn already.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:38 PM   #6
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I'm cringing as storm after storm is passing over us today, only pea-sized hail so far. A forecast of baseball sized hail? Yikes! Good luck to all of us while this big cold front does its business with us. ~G
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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I just checked the radar....an 80% chance of hail and I am in NC, by the radar it MIGHT just squeak by to the south of me...Oh well advantage of beat up vintage units...I guess BTW both are sitting within less than 10' of the back steps
Edit: It is up to 90% and 1.75" hail
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Good luck, Aaron. I hope it's passed you by safely. ~G
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Good luck, Aaron. I hope it's passed you by safely. ~G
It went right over the top blew my poor guineas out of the tree, had to turn a spot light on so they would go back up in it. We have a barn, but they won't roost in it anymore...

Hail was about 1/2-3/4" or so.

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Here's what we use. No it won't stop large hail, but does give a false sense of hope.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:48 PM   #12
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Have a pportable fabric vehicle storage (john hd). Worked well through moderate weather but came down during a heavy blow. Had disk anchors, not enough. I rebuilt using fence post at every pole and taped all pole seams and it is pretty secure now. Of course I say that as the storms dance around us tonight....Not big enough for the Air Stream, but protects pne of my wood boat projects. Would not want that getting wet
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:16 AM   #13
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A shelter idea....

We have looked at several garage kits, but keep searching because a) they seem to be running around $1500 to $1800 and b) we want to use shadecloth instead of the tarp material that comes with the kits.

We want to come up with a 14w x 12h x 32L. One recommended site had do-it-yourself fittings that work with 1" conduit pipe. (We would run 4 -8ft. sections to get the 32 feet. We are also considering a design that would allow for pvc pipe to hoop the top. I have found a site for bulk shadecloth, but am welcoming any thoughts you folks might have.

Here is a link to the site: Custom Canopy Kits

picture S12 is an example of one they designed.
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