RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > General Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Would any of you be able to share your experience about how your Escape faired when pelted by small to medium-sized hail stones? (I've never personally seen anything bigger than a brussel sprout.) As a new Escape owner, I'm curious about how much punishment the shell/roof and solar panel can take from Mother Nature before sustaining damage. Rob
__________________

rob.tillman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,287
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Hi: rob.tillman...I haven't been out in a hail storm but I can show you what a 4"dia. tree limb did to the noggin dome on the roof of "Our Escape Hatch". When I saw the limb on the ground I thought "glad it didn't land on the trailer"...but I was wrong...it must have!!! Discovered the damage when giving her a wax before storage last fall. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Shell shocked.jpg (41.3 KB, 99 views)
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Our 19 got pummeled with hail last year, most of it in the one bad storm was about 1/2-3/4". No evidence of damage to the trailer shell, but one vent cover got a hole in it. This was a storm that created a record for insurance claims in Calgary.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 12:04 AM   #4
Geo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 150
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Escape Artist
How were the cracks repaired
Geo
Geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 01:30 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,287
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Hi: Geo... So far they haven't been repaired. I made sure they have extra...copious amounts of wax applied to them. Until this thread/topic I'd forgotten about them. I have a can of clear gelcoat that my son used to apply glass fabric to reinforce a canoe paddle. I may just clean the area and give a coat or two of that. Need to study the problem a bit first. What are your thoughts? Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ,, Oklahoma
Trailer: 17B 2017
Posts: 749
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

I was in one, in a traditional trailer, and it broke out all the plastic vent covers. I was then on the roof scrambling with trash bags and tape to keep the rain out.
gocamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 6,828
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

Quote:
Originally Posted by escape artist
What are your thoughts? Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
:'( Sorry about the egg crack Alf. You may want to look at Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure: http://www.captaintolley.com/ It works best on flat surfaces, but I bet you can build a dam and build up the stuff.

Let us know how it goes.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward
2014 Escape 5.0TA
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:34 AM   #8
Member
 
Roger C H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kent, Washington
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300
Posts: 78
Re: RVers w/ Hailstorm Experience

If you live in the midwest, you should have a metal roof for everything!

http://www.keloland.com/news/NewsDet....cfm?Id=102949
__________________

__________________
"How is that working for you?" - Dr Phil
Roger C H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.