Hailstorm last Summer

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Hailstorm last Summer

Postby Ralf85 » 06 Nov 2012, 10:46

A number of people at Busfest asked to see some photos of the result of the hailstorm on my hols last summer, so Ghost123 is going to add them to this message a bit later as I am useless at loading photos. Thanks mate. Photos to follow.
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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby ghost123uk » 06 Nov 2012, 11:09

Pics as requested by Patrick =

The Hailstorm =

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The Aftermath =

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Oh dear !

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Some damage pics =

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More in a mo...

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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby ghost123uk » 06 Nov 2012, 11:14

More =

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Is this a "Before" shot ? =

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I think that is all the relevant ones, let me know if I missed any important ones.

p.s. = Pics "extracted" from Patricks Adobe PDF document :shock: :wink:

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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby MattBW » 06 Nov 2012, 17:59

Ralf85 wrote:A number of people at Busfest asked to see some photos of the result of the hailstorm on my hols last summer, so Ghost123 is going to add them to this message a bit later as I am useless at loading photos. Thanks mate. Photos to follow.
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A lot of cars got written off in Hinckley where one of my offices is by that storm. Some of the hailstones I saw were the size of golf balls.
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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby Ralf85 » 07 Nov 2012, 08:08

I heard about the Hinckley hailstorm from the engineers who assessed my insurance claim. I was told several hundred cars were damaged. The one I was affected by was in a small valley in SW France. It lasted for about 15 minutes and the hailstones kept getting larger. It was just luck that nobody got seriously hurt. However, the worst damage was done to anything made of aluminium and plastic. So, tents were destroyed. Caravans and motor homes were technical right offs.

Having a van made of steel meant we had several dozen dents in parts of panels that were't vertical, but it did not affect our holiday. I was lucky that I had my pop top up. If it had been down the skylight would have been completely destroyed as they were on all the caravans and motorhomes, instead of being partly broken. Having said that it was a one off in 28 years of vanning holidays. I was just grateful that I do not own a motor home or caravan. I never appreciated how fragile their construction is. Hey ho if I go another 28 years without this happening again I will be very happy and by then very old!
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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby ghost123uk » 07 Nov 2012, 08:58

Ralf85 wrote:I heard about the Hinckley hailstorm from the engineers who assessed my insurance claim.


Don't they use the "act of god" get out clause these days ?
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Re: Hailstorm last Summer

Postby Ralf85 » 07 Nov 2012, 09:26

ghost123uk wrote:
Ralf85 wrote:I heard about the Hinckley hailstorm from the engineers who assessed my insurance claim.


Don't they use the "act of god" get out clause these days ?


I thought that they might claim 'act of god' but not on this occasion. The insurance company agreed to pay up the repairs have been done and my van is looking spot on again. The coachwork guys have done a brilliant job.
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