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Old 03-19-2016, 10:38 PM   #29
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I'm betting they will be topping all the big trees by at least half before the month is over. They can't afford to have it happen a third time.....they would be liable.
Hi Don,
When exactly does a park become liable? Why not now? I'm just curious, I mean, does it depend on state specific law or what other variables?

Again, sure glad everyone got through that alive. Sure sorry to see that destruction, makes for a real bad day.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:59 AM   #30
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I have a 600' tree-lined driveway and have to trim every year. I once backed into a campground site where the tree limbs were on the roof of my mid-profile fiver and I couldn't raise the antenna. I went on the roof and adjusted the foliage without charge.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:50 PM   #31
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I'm giving my personal opinion and what we heard while there.......It's not liable because it was an act of God the first time and you must use your own insurance for repair. After the first incident, they trimmed the trees, hired an arborist and did what most would call a responsible repair. Keep in mind these trees are over 60 years old and have not fallen in the past. The trees fell during what they're calling a gustnado (A gustnado is a specific type of short-lived, low-level rotating cloud that can form in a severe thunderstorm). This is a new weather phenomena to the park and area.

With all that said, it appears that after two incidents, even after doing responsible repairs, these trees are now dangerous. I think they won't be free of liability a third time.

Everybody likes to think that someone else is always liable for everything that happens, but it's rarely the case in real life. This can be argued here for hours, but I'm passing on some information that was given to one of the victims (the double door trailer) after the incident (we had him and his wife over for a pot luck after the incident). You also have to realize that no one was injured and the loss was minimal to both insurance companies (under $25K).
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On a smaller note,,, I trimmed 3 of our trees before bringing home our new 5th wheel... NO SCRATCHES !!!! Don't want to make Dad Mad !!!! (thats me) Monkey

And yes, I had her help me watch for oncoming people on our little road up to the house as we need to take the whole road in a couple places.....
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I have trimmed trees on our residential street to keep from hitting low lying limbs on my way out of the sub.
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We had 3 large Evergreens that run along our driveway trimmed in order to pull the MH into the drive. May have them removed if we don't go FT..
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One can see how shallow the roots system is in your photos Don. Sanford PS Thanks for the heads up and glad NO one was killed.
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