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Old 06-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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TT Hail tolerance?

CRAP, our first trip in new TT and there's storms headed our way in NW Missouri. My question is: how large of hail can our TTs handle before damage occurs?
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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I think that the roof is pretty resilient, vents uncovered may break. Aluminum sided units would be more likely to dent than the smooth sided. Mine have been in a few hail storms (NY State style is not bad at all) and came through without a scratch.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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We experienced some significant hail the year we picked up our tt back east (sized a bit bigger than a golf ball). I figured the roof was safe but was surprised that the sides were not affected.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Slide out covers and awnings are prone to hail damage also.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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Hail damage

My bathroom vent cover was shredded in a hail storm and the screen frame was broken as well and they were quarter size, but they were coming done like a heavy rain. The new one I have is supposed to be nearly unbreakable, well so they claim.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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Well, we didn't take any chances when a storm come rolling in. We live less than five miles from the campground, so when we saw the radar looking VERY dicey, we tucked our tail and ran and put the TT in the barn! One good thing though, I got alot of practice on setting up and breaking down the new TT!
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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Caught a freak hail storm in the middle of Wyoming last year. Trailer is rubber roof and aluminum sided. Dents on the front that happeened before I could get stopped - bathroom vent cover broken.

Insurance paid to replace all - but honestly with the small dents on the front panels I elected to not repair it. Something else happens and it will likely decrease my claim - but worth the risk IMHO. It was about $3000 to do the work!

Put a Maxx-Air cover over the broken vent and life is good....

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #8
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This was June of last year. A mile down the road everyone was enjoying a 80 degree temp. We were close to freezing.

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