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Old 08-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Hail Damage

Well last night my worst fear came true. My brand new truck, trailer and car were severely damaged by hail. Within about 2-3 minutes there were cracked windows and large dents in everything. The night before I had spent the evening checking the roof and touching up the caulking, and now there are holes and tears in the Alpha roof membrane, along with deep dents into the roofing plywood. The aluminum siding is destroyed on all sides. My truck and trailer were my pride and joy and now they sit totally damaged. It even broke the tail lights right off the trailer... The hail was larger than golf balls.

Insurance will step up to the plate, but I'm concerned about the extent of the repairs to the trailer. It's a 2014 Jay Flight Swift 198RD. How likely is it that they will write the trailer off with that kind of damage?

It looks as if the wooden roof panels will also need to be replaced, and I am worried about the long term integrity (leaks, etc) from such a repair.

What are your thoughts with this situation? What would you accept and not accept?

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Old 08-08-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear this. Bet of luck to you! Glad nobody was hurt though.

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Old 08-08-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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So sorry about that. I`ve read about trailers being totaled due to hail damage. Perhaps they will total yours as well due to the severity of the damage.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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With that kind of damage you can bet it will be totaled. Sorry for your problem.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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Also sorry to hear of the damage, but that is why we have insurance. Hopefully they will either repair your rig(s), or give you the cash to replace it/them.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear. I think I've seen more hail on ours this year than the past 5. The risk of owning big boy toys
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:52 PM   #7
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Wow bad luck SkyBound. Where are you from?

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:54 PM   #8
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I'm very sorry to hear of the damage, I hope that everything works out for you.

Let us know how it goes.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:01 PM   #9
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To be outright frank, that sucks! If it works out best for you, I hope both are totalled so you can get new replacements. I've experiences some small hail, but nothing that would create any dents or damage.

Sorry for your pain. And for your rigs.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #10
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Skybound sure sorry about your damage . In 1980 i experienced softball size hail so i feel your pain . Insurance companies i believe work on a percentage basis what i mean is if a certain percentage of the loss compared to the value of the vehicle they should total but what ever they decide to repair what i would expect would be perfect condition when repaired. Keep your head up.

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