Dodged a Bullet (I think)
Last night strong storms rolled through the campground at Rend Lake. By 9:30 the worst was over so my wife and I changed into our bed clothes and relaxed in our recliners to watch some TV. Just after 10:00PM, BAM! We were startled out of our wits with a loud crashing noise. We both literally jumped out of our chairs. CRUD, something large either fell off the trailer or something large fell onto our trailer. I quickly put on my shoes and grabbed a flashlight and went outside.
I thought for sure I was going to see a large tree limb on top of our trailer when I went out the door. My inspection of the fifth wheel from the ground didnít show anything amiss and no tree limbs were sticking off the side of the trailer. NUTS! I would have to climb the ladder on the back of the trailer in a light drizzle to see if any limbs were just out of sight on the roof. I wasnít too thrilled climbing the wet ladder. Once on the roof I was shocked that I didnít see anything. However, the passenger side slideout did have a bunch of tree bark on it. I called down to Joyce to look for any limbs on the ground by the slideout and sure enough, there was a broken limb about six feet long and about two inches in diameter on the ground by the slideout. In the dark I had walk right passed it.
I couldnít find any damage to either the roof or the slideout during my inspection in the rain. This morning I checked again and still canít see any damage. I think I dodged a bullet (I hope).
The limb isnít all that impressive to look at but when it hit the top of the slideout it sounded like an automobile collision.
Here is a picture of the three pieces of the tree limb.
Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788