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Old 04-28-2009, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hail, Oh No

On our maiden voyage we came very close to having an interaction with a severe hail storm. Fortunately, it went around us but it was close enough that they were going around the campground giving high wind and hail warnings. Is there anything we can do besides cry? Would a tarp help? How would you anchor it? Thanks for any input
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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If you tow with a front loader, you can dig a hole and cover the trailer when the storm comes. Or contact NASA about a force field generator.

Having just driven through Kansas, I share your concern. Other than hiding under a solid object, listening to a weather radio, and driving fast, there's no defense.

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Driving fast may not be a good defense either. Story, as told to me at time of purchase, is towed through a hailstorm in Montana. Sounds reasonable, very little damage elsewhere.
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Driving fast may not be a good defense either. Story, as told to me at time of purchase, is towed through a hailstorm in Montana. Sounds reasonable, very little damage elsewhere.

Wow. Having never really experience any significant hail storms other than the pea size stuff we get here, I can only imagine the damage and sound of that kind of storm. It sure gives the trailer character but sad to see that it happens. Im glad you are giving her a happy home regardless of her complexion.. Beauty is only skin deep huh

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Wow. Having never really experience any significant hail storms other than the pea size stuff we get here, I can only imagine the damage and sound of that kind of storm. It sure gives the trailer character but sad to see that it happens. Im glad you are giving her a happy home regardless of her complexion.. Beauty is only skin deep huh

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Meanwhile, it doesnít leak and I canít see it from my chair inside. A few other projects with greater importance. I do get a kick from people talking about one or two small dings. Donít get me wrong, I sympathize with even one ding, but I think Iím for just about any hail damage throwdown.
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