Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-10-2015, 04:57 AM   #29
Rivet Master
GettinAway's Avatar
2011 23' FB Flying Cloud
Chesterfield , Missouri
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 544
Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
Once after an Oklahoma hailstorm, my dad used ice to take the dimples out of the hood of his pickup. Said it was only fair, since ice made the dimples in the first place.

What he did was park in the summer sun where the metal would get good and hot. Then he gently placed an ice cube in each dimple. The cold applied to the hot metal caused it to shrink, and the dimples popped right out. If the light hit the hood just right you could still see the marks left by the hailstones, but they were a lot shallower than before.
I'll move it out into the sun this August (we will be getting ready for a Colo trip) and let it heat up, then try the ice. This sounds good. Thanks for the info. If I remember, I'll come back here and post an update.

2011 FC 23FB
2012 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab, 5.7 4x4
GettinAway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2015, 06:35 AM   #30
3 Rivet Member
kswelsh's Avatar
2006 30' Classic
Wildwood , Missouri
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 246
Images: 1
Gettin-Away, we also had similiar damage to our Airstream in the same hail storm. I, too have end-cap damage and roof damage. I called the insurance company and am waiting for an adjustor to come out and assess the damage. We've had two Airstreams and this is the first time we've had hail damage. I couldn't believe the amount of hail - it looked like it had snowed. I was just sick when I saw my dented girl.

kswelsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2015, 07:42 AM   #31
Rivet Master
GettinAway's Avatar
2011 23' FB Flying Cloud
Chesterfield , Missouri
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 544
Well, you were smart enough to have insurance. Still can't believe we "didn't!" I really think we dodged a bullet though. Even with the ladder, you really have to look closely, with the light just right to find a dimple. I think we will be alright.
Please let me know what you decide to do. Bill Thomas, our local AS dealer, is good, but I think you have to go back to JC to get a whole new roof. Just my opinion though.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
2011 FC 23FB
2012 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab, 5.7 4x4
GettinAway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2015, 07:17 AM   #32
2 Rivet Member
2014 27' FB International
Longview , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 47
I think it would be wise to claim it even if your didn't have it repaired, though many companies policies will pay only 40% of the cost of the repairs (by their insurance policy) unless you have it repaired, the 100%. consider if it starts leaking at a later time the insurance company may not pay a dime as your failed to protect the property by doing the repairs or the time limit on the statue of limitations may have run out and the insurance company would then not be liable for the damages. I would suggest you take it to a reputable Airstream dealer and let them determine damages and negotiate with insurance accordingly. Just my thoughts

Wayne Clamp is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hail damage shaman Ribs, Skins & Rivets 18 05-23-2015 07:07 PM
Hail Damage to Roof Panels dgilchrist44 Roof 0 03-21-2011 05:16 PM
Hail, Hail and we're still here GreggH Off Topic Forum 10 04-09-2006 06:48 PM
Are Those RV Covers Any Protection at All Against Hail Damage ?? MileHigh Off Topic Forum 3 07-16-2004 10:36 PM
Hail Damage jcanavera Our Community 4 03-30-2002 09:24 AM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.