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Old 10-07-2018, 05:10 PM   #1
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A Tree Falls

This is what fell on us during the night
a couple days ago. We were lucky i.e. the way it landed and some of it hung up on itself so that we weren't crushed or even penetrated. Biggest damage was to our awning. It's the old style and I don't know whether it can be repaired. Insurance? Sketchy. I'm glad we're still here at all.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Where is the picture showing it against your rig?


Glad you weren't hurt.
RVs can be fixed.


Insurance MAY be iffy...Act of God. (storms---wind/rain) unless tree was rotten then owner of tree would be responsible party
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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Glad no one got hurt you can always replace equipment.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:41 AM   #4
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Almost had that experience several years ago. Our campsite neighbor moved out and we liked the now vacant site so much we decided to move to it (park said ok). That night we heard a loud crash and in the morning saw a tree down right where we had been parked! The gods must have been smiling for us that day!
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I remember back about 2001 when we first started RV'ing we were staying at a local CG in our 5th wheel. A storm came up during the night and the 5er was doing some serious rocking. We decided to run for the truck and get to a safe place. The power was out and it was pitch black! We got in the truck and turned on the lights to find the top of a tree about 8 inches in diameter across the hood of the truck! Needless to say, we rode out the storm in our 5er!
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:44 AM   #6
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a better look

This will show you better how the branches landed. We're fulltimers so the integrity of our rig is paramount. We're still functional with a few glitches.
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Wow!! I'd say you were lucky no severe damage. Glad you're ok.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:31 PM   #8
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Saw this while walking the dog, near White Haven PA. Hope no one was home when this happened...
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:25 PM   #9
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Holly cr@#. Glad you're ok.
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This was Pismo Coast Village, in Pismo California, two years ago. This was the second time in a year, a couple of their big trees crushed RV's during a freak wind storm. Since this campground is about 100 yards from the beach, the water table is high and these huge pines only rooted to about a foot or so deep. Since this was the second time, the next day they cut down several other large ones in the park.

In the second photo, the trailer was crushed, no one hurt. Our friends were in the gold DP to the right. When this happened at about 2:00am, a large branch pinned their front door closed. I was in the spot next to them (empty in the photo). I went over and sawed a large branch off so they could get out. I moved my coach across the street where there were no trees.

The first photo was across the street from us. They were okay, but the owner had JUST used the bathroom in the center of the trailer and went back to bed.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:52 AM   #11
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a tree falls

Those look pretty awful. We sign away our rights to claims when we rent the site. The CG management has told us that "we'll be covered" but I'm not holding my breath. Real damage was to the awning and we escaped pretty lightly.



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Old 10-10-2018, 11:05 AM   #12
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I'm not Insurance Agent but the way I understand my RV insurance covers my RV and would cover the damages and my insurance company would deal with the park insurance. I also understand that my RV insurance doesn't cover the contents of the RV and my home insurance covers the contents. I may be wrong but that is the way I understand how my insurance works.





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Those look pretty awful. We sign away our rights to claims when we rent the site. The CG management has told us that "we'll be covered" but I'm not holding my breath. Real damage was to the awning and we escaped pretty lightly.



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Have seen falling limbs damage friends camper and CG owner just yawned and walked away.
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This was Pismo Coast Village, in Pismo California, two years ago. This was the second time in a year, a couple of their big trees crushed RV's during a freak wind storm. Since this campground is about 100 yards from the beach, the water table is high and these huge pines only rooted to about a foot or so deep. Since this was the second time, the next day they cut down several other large ones in the park.

In the second photo, the trailer was crushed, no one hurt. Our friends were in the gold DP to the right. When this happened at about 2:00am, a large branch pinned their front door closed. I was in the spot next to them (empty in the photo). I went over and sawed a large branch off so they could get out. I moved my coach across the street where there were no trees.

The first photo was across the street from us. They were okay, but the owner had JUST used the bathroom in the center of the trailer and went back to bed.

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That pismo one was at the height of the drought. We lost a lot of trees in cali over the last couple of years. Glad everyone is okay
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