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Old 04-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #1
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Fiberglass or Metal - Egg or Airstream

I had a friend share these pictures of the Airstream with me. OMG. Look at the faces. Shear heartbreak. The only way to get it repaired is to take it back to it's place of birth.
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Then some of you may remember Norm's cracked egg on FiberglassRV. And the repairs HE made. His first time at major fiberglass repairs and I think he was very successful. Not something most would want to undertake, but shows fiberglass is repairable and even if you couldn't do (or didn't want to) do the work yourself, you could probably find someone locally to make the repairs.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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Nothing can stop damage from a tree, even your house will be damaged. I live in a stone house with stone roof (slate) and I'm fearful of the 150 foot oak next door.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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I live where it's really windy November to March. I took all the tall trees down. There's nothing in any neighbors yard that would damage my home. We'll all replant, but it will take years for those trees to make a difference in the wind.

BTW the damage from Norm's old Scamp was from snow load.

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Old 04-04-2015, 11:16 AM   #4
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Many of us have seen pictures of extreme damage that looked hopelessly total and that very few would even attempt to repair. Donna makes a good point in that major damage to a fiberglass shell is generally more readily repaired (without superhuman effort) than comparable severe damage on an airstream.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:56 PM   #5
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I had $27000.00 damage from hail done to my house.My 15' Escape was parked right in the middle of it.0 Damage done to the trailer..Neighbors house was alum siding $15000.00 damage..Oh by the way my house was stucco.The hail put holes in the stucco..No brainer Fiber all the way for me..
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Looks like the Airstream would provide better protection for the occupants.
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