Originally Posted by JPBeck
Word of caution-- if it starts to hail get your truck under a cover. 4 years ago a hail storm totaled our Grand Cherokee-- hail the size of soft balls (and no I'm not kidding)-- every window busted-- about every inch of that Jeep had huge dents. We saw a horse get taken out. It was major bummer-- but luckily the storm didn't make it to Whispering Pines.
*Memory Lane* Back in 1991, we took our then 13/14 year old's and a tent on our first long distance travels that included the mid-section of US. We went as far North and East as South Dakota. It blew us away (being from Calif) that it could hail in the summer (not sure I saw it anytime actually)!!!! Two (otherwise) memorable moments for me... seeing this cute little thing called a "tent trailer" (which we wound up buying to travel more comfortably through the remaining 40 'lower 48' states we wanted the kids to see) and witnessing little ice-balls falling from the sky during a rain-storm
! We were astounded that these things were just a little bigger than golf-ball sized! We pulled off the highway and stopped for gas under a overhang and watched these little ice balls pelt everything in it's path.
Holy cow! I can only imagine what damage the softball sized hail could do!!!