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    Posted: 03 Jan 2018 at 8:56pm
   What do you think would be damaged more by a hail storm a fiberglass roof or a TPO roof? I am thinking maybe a fiberglass roof I would think a fiberglass roof would crack a TPO roof would flex more and not be damaged as easily. We have been thinking about a new camper do not know if we should stay with a fiberglass roof or would be happy with a TPO roof which is a type of roof we have never had.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote furpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 7:50am
well... we had a pretty darn bad one here last year, neighbors brand new F150 was nearly totaled.They own a Camp Lite, aluminum roof, My sister has a Pod, fiberglass roof, we have TPO on our Lance. These campers are all inside a 1/2 mile circle. None suffered "roof damage". I had one vent cover that is beat up pretty bad, lots of dots. But only one, the FF cover is fine, as are both sky lights. Sister only has a FF, no damage, and neighbor had a vent cover broken, NOT his FF cover. His was the only one with a trailer cover on.. LOL

I suspect they all are pretty much OK up to a real serious event..
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February 2016, we had a hail storm with quarter-sized hail. Our Escape was pockmarked with hail damage that was repaired by paintless dent repair. The R-Pod which sat right behind it in our driveway was unscathed. We don't have that Escape anymore. We now have a Nissan Frontier. I will protect it the best I can if hail is in the forecast. I'm not so worried about the 'Pod.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dpod56 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jan 2018 at 8:26pm
We were camping at Horse Thief campground, in the Black Hills, when a storm blew up. The r pod didn’t have a dent, but our neighbors brand new car was a total wreck. We have never seen hail like that, and I hope we never do again.😬
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kokopod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 11:05am
Our son's Rpod was in a hail storm in Denver last June. There was damage to the two roof vent covers and a broken window but no damage to the roof itself - this was a bad hail storm, hail as big as baseballs that lasted for half an hour. If he'd had roof vent covers it might have helped but then they would have probably been broken, too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote David and Danette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2018 at 1:53pm
 It sounds like the fiberglass roofs are reliable to withstand a hail storm. Thank you for the replies.
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