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Old 03-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #29
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It takes seconds and everything is gone. Thanks again folks for all the good thoughts. Judging from the video the Airstream took a lot of cross wind and it moved over about a foot. I bet if a tornado went through a trailer park the only trailers left would be Airstreams.


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Old 03-05-2012, 07:21 AM   #30
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Geez, Perry, So glad everybody is OK. Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you. Don't let it stress's just stuff. (easy for me to say, huh?)


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Old 03-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #31
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Wow Perry! Thank God you made it thru! My wife and I were watching the news with horror. So crazy, I would be bummed about the yard too. The nice thing is that it will grow back and stuff is just stuff. I lost everything in a house fire several years ago. Now I have better stuff, and quite a bit more than I need. As long as you have your loved ones (and that Airstream) its all good! Funny how things like this put it all in prospective.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #32
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Glad to see you survived ok.

The tornado's hit approximately 10 miles south of where I live and showered debris down on my parents farm. Here are a couple of pictures sent to me. I helped a family friend put fence back up in the Peach Grove, KY area over the weekend, there were cows everywhere. This family had house damage but lost all the barns and outbuildings. He said it only lasted a few seconds...

A fifth wheel RV

This one tells it all, pic was taken near Peach Grove, KY.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:05 AM   #33
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I was driving around last night and took a different way home to check out some tornado damage in another area that got hit with the same tornado. Next to a house that had some wind damage like mine did there was the frame of a 5th wheel SOB trailer. The wind had blown away the sheet metal and match stick wood. However, my Airstream survived with little damage. These things are tanks compared to SOB trailers.

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The power of fully radiused edges.
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The power of fully radiused edges.
Two kinds of benefits, actually... the natural advantage of arch vs. post-and-lintel, and the aerodynamic benefits as well.


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