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Old 01-10-2020, 03:04 PM   #1
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Texas hail storms

Huge storm is an hour or so away. Any other redneck ideas? Thinking bags of mulch could fill in the gaps. Lol
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Good thinking man. I have experienced this event as well, and let me tell you it can be crazy. My current truck wasn't even a year old and took 12K of damage from hail. Lost my first trailer from the same storm too, also just over a year old.

I laid in bed many nights after the storm thinking about such measures... I envisioned this inflatable shell that could be deployed over a vehicle in such events, similar to an airplane life vest with the compressed gas charge. Hope you're spared.
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I put my dually in my shop at the farm. I got one more bay open.
Was either last year or year before my friend who is a State Farm Agent was telling us about a call from another agent that's up in Amarillo. He had called to tell him about some hail that went thru a metal roof of plywood decking then comeing on thru the Sheetrock
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Sky, so sorry to hear about the loss from the storm. It’s a love hate thing for me as I roof apartments. If you invent that inflatable device let me know. I’m your #1 customer. Haha
Pooh, if you’ve got a space open it might take me a minute to get there from Austin, you know traffic here is a mess lol. BTW I had huge fun at Barnwell years ago when wheeling a H1 the Unimog’s owned that park though.
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Trust me when I tell you that the egg crate isn't going to work! I used one on my '16 Ram in the 2017 hail storm....I hadn't even made my 1st payment and it was $8k to fix! Thank goodness for insurance!
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Huge storm is an hour or so away. Any other redneck ideas? Thinking bags of mulch could fill in the gaps. Lol
Also forgot to mention..... I LOVE your truck! Ride height and stance look perfect.
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Thank you very much sir, you are kind to say that. I’ve been stressing out over pulling a rig with it due to the lift. Tried to keep the weight of the TT to 8k so I can travel safely and keep everyone around me safe as well.
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That IS a nice truck...

DW has been known to run outside with a milk crate on her head during a hail storm and throw blankets over our vehicles. I tend to trust insurance and avoid head injuries!

These days we keep them in the garage at home.

I had a car totaled because of hail damage back in college... And it was only nickel-sized. I was at work, nothing I could do.
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Sky, so sorry to hear about the loss from the storm. It’s a love hate thing for me as I roof apartments. If you invent that inflatable device let me know. I’m your #1 customer. Haha
Pooh, if you’ve got a space open it might take me a minute to get there from Austin, you know traffic here is a mess lol. BTW I had huge fun at Barnwell years ago when wheeling a H1 the Unimog’s owned that park though.
Better be here before about 8pm or you will be smack dab in the middle of it.
Barnwell Mountain atv/jeep trails still going strong. Not my thing tho.
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Fingers crossed for you guys up in DFW right now. I’m hearing reports of tornados in Arlington right now. We are waiting for the strom to hit here. Keeping you all in our prayers.
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Huge storm is an hour or so away.......snipl
Had heavy rain and dime-size hail here in Ingram, Texas, this afternoon. Presently experiencing strong winds.

This afternoon.....



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We’re getting the worst of it now in N TX. Have pea size hail & 50 MPH gusts right now.
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Texas hail storms

Didn’t mount to much so far in the mid-cities. Just heavy rain. We keep both vehicles inside, but my trailer is uncovered tonight at the dealer. I’ll call tomorrow and check on things. I suspect it’s ok though.

Why can’t it just rain here like others places? Always has to be an event.
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As of 7:29pm CST....... (blue tag Ingram, TX.)



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Didn’t mount to much so far in the mid-cities. Just heavy rain. We keep both vehicles inside, but my trailer is uncovered tonight at the dealer. I’ll call tomorrow and check on things. I suspect it’s ok though.

Why can’t it just rain here like others places? Always has to be an event.
I know, right! Seems to alway be an event. Austin closed all after school programs in preparation for it.
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A guy over on another forum I frequent purchased this for his tow vehicle last summer and absolutely raves about it. I don't have any direct info on it other than he is extremely happy with the way it protects his Cummins Ram.

https://www.amazon.com/HAIL-PROTECTO...SIN=B07PQPQXW9
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We’re getting the worst of it now in N TX. Have pea size hail & 50 MPH gusts right now.
Hope that all you experience sir. Tho I have seen extended pea size hail events knock all the gravel off shingles. We’re you in DFW for the 09 storms. That was some wicked hail.
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A guy over on another forum I frequent purchased this for his tow vehicle last summer and absolutely raves about it. I don't have any direct info on it other than he is extremely happy with the way it protects his Cummins Ram.

https://www.amazon.com/HAIL-PROTECTO...SIN=B07PQPQXW9
MM- wow thats amazing. I had zero idea this was a option. Digging into the reviews now.
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I purchased a full body cover for my Silverado back in 2016 just for the Texas winter hail storms...., as I recall it was rated up-to dime or nickel size hail.

My TV covered at my annual Texas winter destination a couple years ago (move it away from the pecan trees during storms)....



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Hope that all you experience sir. Tho I have seen extended pea size hail events knock all the gravel off shingles. We’re you in DFW for the 09 storms. That was some wicked hail.


Yes sir...’09 got me a new roof, so did ‘17 when I got the hail damage on my TV.
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