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Old 05-13-2018, 06:53 PM   #1
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For crying outloud!

One month into finally changing out my TV cause she was old and rusty - had taken ModPod on all sorts of adventures.

Now my sweet ModPod takes a hit from a tree in a wind storm with 150 klm winds. Snapped a 100 footer took out the power line and landed on my baby.

The day before I had moved here from her winter spot because I could not get by with 12 foot 2x6 that had nails in the ends and I was scared I would scratch my trailer.

When the wind hit I was so scared my truck I just bought would get hit so moved that to the trailer spot, but then looked up to see a massive pine blowing like a flag. My hitch was not put together cause I had to lower it for the new truck. Got called for dinner, and was heading out to use whatever bolt I could find to hook up and get her to safety. I was at the fro t door when the tree fell. I could have easily been under that mess, and the tree would have taken trailer truck and me. Iím very thankful!

Have had some quotes. 11k Canadian from Can Am, 7 k can from The mothership and 5.5 K from the fellas in Helen Ohio.

I have no insurance and the house insurance will not cover it.

It could have been much worse. She is not leaking and still very useable.

I was thinking for now anyway. Remove a few rivets so I can get a puller in ther the bring the rib back out and take the stress off the top of the window. See what some suction pullers can do for the top panel, find a big bandaid decal or eyebrows with a spider or ladybug and just leave it at that. Spend the money enjoying travelling. When the time comes to sell her let the new buyer worry about the cosmetics and price accordingly.

The worst branch nub dent is above the window guard and hard to see standing on the ground. The guard is scratched but not broken, nose is the skin torn so really lucky there too.

My trailer has been through the wars but still not giving her up. So Iím moving ahead with replacing the flooring, repair the fridge and toilet and resell my roof. Take care of buffing out some scratches and give her a nice new bath. She is starting to compete with me in scars that is for sure.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:09 PM   #2
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Wow, I thought I was one of the few with that kind of luck. I thought your trailer may be crunched in tow after reading your story. But the damage isn't as severe as I thought it might be. Jackson Center would be an excellent place to have it repaired good as new.

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Old 05-13-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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She was very lucky. If the tree snapped lower to the ground more damage would have resulted. Also if the power line and ceased tree did not interfere with the fall the tree would have smashed the middle of the trailer. Hard to see by photo but trailer sits closer at the back than the front.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:55 PM   #4
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Well, that's some bad news/good news right there. Nobody wants a tree to fall on their trailer, but that's about the least damage you could get away with! Yikes! I kind of agree with you, fix it up enough to make sure it doesn't leak, and keep on travellin!

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Old 05-13-2018, 08:10 PM   #5
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You might try the inner tube and shop vac idea that I came up with. Not sure if it will work in your case. Look into my threads. It might be worth a shot.
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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Wow! That was a close call!

Too bad it hit the AS but its very good that it didn't take the TV and you out as well. I think I'd fix it as good as possible and consider it a good story to tell around the campfire.

Wishing you well!
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:27 PM   #7
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I had an idea to remove the marching inner panel off and mallet the dented stiffer from the inside. But of course that panel has to be under three other panels the ones that run the full length.

But it might be worth a try to drill out all the pop rivers and see if it can slide out some how. Have to remove the inner plastic|rubber window coping, curtain rod but those are easy.

Anybody removed their inside top corner panel without having to remove a bunch of other panels?
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:29 PM   #8
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Scars are like Tattoos, but with better stories!
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