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Old 02-26-2009, 12:24 AM   #15
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WOW! Msieber109 wins…or loses.

Makes me very sorry I whined about a snowball dent
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:53 AM   #16
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Ditto here.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #17
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By Hurricane Ivan......18000 $ worth.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #18
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Hey All,

Here's what $5000 worth of damage looks like. Just the center forehead panel was damaged. Took the trailer to the mother ship where it was fixed perfectly. I over-built the shed to protect our Airstream from large hail, but never expected 6000 lbs. of Red Oak. The last picture shows a second limb which penetrated the roof of the shed; only a quarter of an inch separates the branch from my wallet. Classify as a weather/act-of-god incident.

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #19
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My first bit of aluminum damage was last Spring. We went to an older RV park outside Santa Fe and it was dark. It's a well wooded area and I had only several week's experience towing. We couldn't see the numbers on the spaces (a pull thru) and I had to go around again until we finally found the right number. I had to drive between the piņon trees which I couldn't see in the mirrors after I passed them. Next day there was a scratch at the beltline about a dozen feet long, surely from one of those low piņon branches.

Next time I might ask Barb to watch if one of us remembers, but she's not too good at being on both sides at once, then I have to remember to look in the mirrors for her, and will she being standing where I can see her? Will we remember to use the walkie-talkies, a feat that seems to be so far beyond us? By now she usually gets out as soon as we get near a space as we have learned a few things, though we are also insured. I would be interested in a 12v. force field generator if anyone knows where to get one.

Before the Santa Fe incident I forgot to remove the "foot" for the jack and dragged it for a while in a campground near Kingman, Arizona, plowing a nice furrow. It flared the end out and it fit much better after that. I still have the steps and TV antenna and wife, so we're pretty good at remembering those things.

My scratch is nothing compared to getting branches through the roof, but they all hurt.

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Old 03-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #20
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Well, I finally was able to get the tree off of it. It almost looked better with the tree on it.




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Old 03-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #21
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WOW!!! With all the different directions that tree could have fallen, it chose your AS, kinda seems like that happened to others also. . A big open field where it dosen't hail and no trees seems the place to park.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:33 PM   #22
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Basketball goal. Thought I had it positioned so it wouldn't blow over at all but the wind evidently moved it around until the wind had it perfectly lined up to blow over and hit the AS. Danged ole wind.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:59 PM   #23
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Broadsided on the way to Death Valley

We were broadsided after making a left turn at a 4 way stop......Other party was pulling out of a restaurant and said "his RV jumped out of Park."

We were going slowly when BAM--a big jolt......Trailer was totaled by insurance company...

We park in a secure building with valet park......no one is allowed to park their vehicles so we don't have to worry about someone backing into us in storage. paula
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Blow out on interstate. Wheel well damage and destroyed the black tank valve. Also swiped a triangle road sign while trying to miss road work markers on other side - lost bottom part of leading awning arm. Other than that, so far so good.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:38 PM   #25
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Those road work cones, barrels, concrete barriers are sure close sometimes. Sometimes the flagger is standing right next to the roadway, looking the other way, and his stop/slow sign is leaning further into the roadway. I haven't hit one yet, but the workers try to steal as much road as they can get away with. Must be some sort of test.

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Hey All,

Here's what $5000 worth of damage looks like. Just the center forehead panel was damaged. Took the trailer to the mother ship where it was fixed perfectly. I over-built the shed to protect our Airstream from large hail, but never expected 6000 lbs. of Red Oak. The last picture shows a second limb which penetrated the roof of the shed; only a quarter of an inch separates the branch from my wallet. Classify as a weather/act-of-god incident.

Bye,
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Dunno Paul, it seems to have held pretty well....I think it could have been worse.

As for my unit, the only damage to it remains the outer skins and corrosion which take your pick, there are many places to lay blame for that one.
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My PO parked under a tree, got sap all over one side and a wrapped front window..used brillo to remove sap and a whole lot more those scratches will never buff out, never
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