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Old 03-28-2016, 02:28 PM   #21
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I had hail damage which damaged the Skylight but not the sides there was a guy sitting next to me with aluminum siding and he was pockmarked all over one of the sides
I think fiberglass is better in these situations.
I used to own a Layton that was fiberglass. Had a problem with the exterior skin bubbling. This is why I chose aluminum siding this time. You are darned if you do and darned if you don't.
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Old 03-28-2016, 02:37 PM   #22
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I use to cover my RV all the time, for 10 years, the last time I covered it there was a high wind & by morning I had two big tears in the roof. I traded my Rv in for a new one & have not covered if foe 6 years now &nI think it is a wise move. Sorry to hear about your problem & good luck. You may be in for more problems if you start to cover it up.IMO.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:41 PM   #23
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Papatioman...let us know what State Farm says? I also have some damage and I am about to contact them.

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Old 03-28-2016, 04:37 PM   #24
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As for hail damage, we had a Winnebago class A that had severe hail damage. The adjuster tried to get out of doing the roof because it didn't show. We won the argument.We took it back to the factory and stayed over several days while they reskinned it, roof and all. The insurance covered it 100% as a comprehensive claim.

Be firm and have the ins company pay for ALL of the damage.That's why you pay premiums. Otherwise, you will take the hit when it comes time to sell/trade. When we sold the Winnebago, there was no negotiating price because of unfixed storm damage.

As for the cover, we purchased a more expensive cover last fall before putting our Sunseeker 2500TS in storage. Within the first week, the rear bumper caused a tear in the cover even though we had padded the corner of the bumper with a rug.

Last month, we got a call from the storage lot owner stating that the cover had completely blown off the RV in a 40 MPH wind. We were certain that we had followed directions and buckled it down tight. The buckles on the straps are plastic and are not up to the task. We don't know how much damage has been done to the cover or if it damaged the RV flapping its way off. Even the better covers are paper thin. I don't believe it would stand up to damaging hail, less protect what's under it.

You could have a custom cover made with Sunbrella which is much heavier material. But much heavier material makes it very much harder to put on and makes the wallet much lighter.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:03 PM   #25
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Papatioman...let us know what State Farm says? I also have some damage and I am about to contact them.

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My State Farm agents says I have 2 years to file the claim. He did advise to wait until June to file. This would be past the spring storm season which can get rough in Oklahoma. No sense in paying the deductible and getting it repaired and have to possibly do it again. Makes sense to me. I will replace the side marker light covers that were broken and keep the receipts. Got plans for 5 days of camping first week of May.......woo....hoo!
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:28 PM   #26
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You are keeping a good spirit about it. It's a fright that we all have. Keep your chin up.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:13 AM   #27
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Had racket ball sized hail in Hot Springs Arkansas 4/19/15. Damaged our hybrid tt and totaled our Murano tv. Got replacement vents and ac cover from Razoback camping in Hot springs, stayed another week then towed it home. The insurance covered everything except my out of pocket expenses from Razoback It took camping world about 2+ months to fix it, then re fix it correctly. + they managed to screw us out of some of the insurance money that should have covered my o o p costs, in addition to their general overcharging for the work.
We replaced the hybrid with a Rockwood 2304KS. NOT purchased at camping world.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:40 AM   #28
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Had racket ball sized hail in Hot Springs Arkansas 4/19/15. Damaged our hybrid tt and totaled our Murano tv. Got replacement vents and ac cover from Razoback camping in Hot springs, stayed another week then towed it home. The insurance covered everything except my out of pocket expenses from Razoback It took camping world about 2+ months to fix it, then re fix it correctly. + they managed to screw us out of some of the insurance money that should have covered my o o p costs, in addition to their general overcharging for the work.
We replaced the hybrid with a Rockwood 2304KS. NOT purchased at camping world.
I have been thinking along those lines. Let's say I file a claim with the insurance, it take a long time for the local dealership to effect repairs and I wind up with less of a TT than I have now and have to fight with everyone to make things right. There is a lien holder on the TT so I guess technically I'm supposed to have it fixed.
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Old 03-29-2016, 08:45 AM   #29
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I guess local restrictions prevent you having a metal car port/shelter for
your trailer?
I want one just like that for our Sunseeker,,, have not yet found any one in Michigan that sells them !!! We had a Big Wind & Hail story go thru a few years back,,, one of the things it destroyed was our TT cover,,, along with several roof vent covers,,, it also did about 20k damage to our home,,, not mention scared the CRAP out of DW & I & The Dog !!!!!!!!!!!
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the aluminum siding can be removed by authorized dealer repair facility and replaced with new strips. similar to that of siding your house.
whereas the unit is new the decals would not have faded so you are golden there.
try doing what my neighbor did with ours a couple winters ago after the first snow storm. he snow blowed our gravel driveway and pelted the sides and front and i didn't notice it for months.
We could have put in a claim but we didn't have a hail storm in mid winter so it wouldn't be classified as an act of God and not covered.
We let it slide.
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