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Old 03-11-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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Help severe wind damage tonight

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I just recieved a phone call from the people who own the RV Park where I live, they just informed me that top of my airstream received quiet a bit of damage during a bad storm we had here. The woman told me that the airconditioner cover was blown off the top and the other two vents were also blown off. I am away from town at the moment, she told me they are going to try and tarp the top for me. I am bummed out to say the least. I was wondering what I am going to have to do to secure the a/c vent cover and the other two. We don't have a airstream dealer in the area.
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Old 03-11-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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I just recieved a phone call from the people who own the RV Park where I live, they just informed me that top of my airstream received quiet a bit of damage during a bad storm we had here. The woman told me that the airconditioner cover was blown off the top and the other two vents were also blown off. I am away from town at the moment, she told me they are going to try and tarp the top for me. I am bummed out to say the least. I was wondering what I am going to have to do to secure the a/c vent cover and the other two. We don't have a airstream dealer in the area.
Sorry to hear of your damage. Have you looked for folks in the area in the WBCCI directory or the forums section on courtesy parking? Maybe someone near by will take a run over there.
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Old 03-11-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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Where do you live? Maybe I could help. I live in Santa Cruz Co. Calif. We just had a bad storm last night. messc@sbcglobal.net
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Sorry to hear. I'm not finding the "So you want to buy ... 3 states away" thread right off but I do see the list of inspectors on page 1 of this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forum...-fl-21236.html

I see there were tornadoes in Missouri last night...
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:09 AM   #5
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I live in Northwest Arkansas, the town is Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The rains continued all night there. The owners of the RV Park told me yesterday that they would put something over the top. Man I hope that they were able to, they told me that their RV received damage as well. We had large hail and lots of wind the RV Park owner told me on the phone. I appreciate everyones concern here. I live in the Airstream, so going back there today to assess the damage and it is going to be scary.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:23 AM   #6
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The aircondtioner cover is more cosmetic than weather protection, however the vent lids are cause for concern. Rather than tarp the whole trailer, take some chunks of tarp material and aluminum duct tape and tape a square over the missing or damaged vent cover. By tarping the entire top you will open yourself up scrapes and rubs on the clear coat from the tarp and tiedowns whipping around in the wind. Good luck and I hope you come out okay. Airstreams are a very tough trailer and will take a lot of abuse that SOB's won't.

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Old 03-12-2006, 07:38 AM   #7
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Oh dear you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a single women who lives in the RV alone. It find things such as this such a scare. I can handle what you just recommended. I can get up there and do this tape thing. I will go to the store before I go home and get the supplies needed to fix it. I believe the man who owns the rv park will help me get up there. Thank you so much. And as far as cosmetics go, well, I can fix that in my own time. And just having that as information is such a relief. Thank you, bless you. Jimmieanna
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I believe the man who owns the rv park will help me get up there.
Just remember to keep your feet at the rivet lines on the roof, and don't step between, otherwise you will put some nasty dents into the unsupported area of the aluminum.

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We had large hail and lots of wind the RV Park owner told me on the phone.
I would be more concerned with the large hail!
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I just got home, the RV Park owner had taken this huge tarp and pulled it over the entire Airstream so it looks like a big blue cocoon sitting here. But thank goodness for him. Everything in here is dry and that is a blessing. I have not been able to look for the dents from the hail because everything is covered up. What has to happen now is to get the vents so I can replace all three of the smashed ones. They told me the hail was the size of golf balls. Ugh! I am just taking this one step at a time. I need to get the vents covered so I can get out from under the tarp. Supposed to rain and storm again tonight.
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Glad you are home and relieved and your AS is dry. We'll hope for drier weather and blue skies soon for you.
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I just got home, the RV Park owner had taken this huge tarp and pulled it over the entire Airstream so it looks like a big blue cocoon sitting here. But thank goodness for him. Everything in here is dry and that is a blessing. I have not been able to look for the dents from the hail because everything is covered up. What has to happen now is to get the vents so I can replace all three of the smashed ones. They told me the hail was the size of golf balls. Ugh! I am just taking this one step at a time. I need to get the vents covered so I can get out from under the tarp. Supposed to rain and storm again tonight.
I am glad to hear your coach seems to be basically intact. Now for some encouragement for you. Since you now need to replace your roof vents, it would be a great time to upgrade to Fantastic Fans, or Maxx-Air Fans. Depending on where you live, there may be a dealer able to come to where your coach is, and install them for you.
I hope your hail damage is minor, as well.
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My prayers are with you, hopefully the hail is just cosmetic and the worse will be a few vent covers.
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Well its rock and roll time again tonight in Missouri. Tornados are popping all over and we are watching at least 10 supercells on the radar. Our warnings are until 4 am. So far STL is quiet but outstate its pretty nasty. Stuff is moving to the NE at around 50 MPH so we will see what midnight brings us.

We dodged the bullet early this evening north of us and last night the twisters hit about 80 miles south. Hopefully these storms will slide around us. Our best wishes to the rest of you all.

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