We have been having some really warm weather with the temperatures reaching into the 90's and the threat of afternoon thunderstorms pretty much everyday. Late Wednesday afternoon the dark clouds started building and moving towards us. I carry a 1/2 cover in the bike and decided I better cover it up to keep the seat dry, what I didn't expect was this:
The hail stones were about the size of a tennis ball but a lot harder!
My co-workers truck helped block some of the hail from hitting our bike but we still ended up with 5 large dents in the front fender. The cover protected the tank and the rest of the bike so all in all the damage wasn't too bad on the Harley. The Dakota, which was also parked in the parking lot, was another matter.
Every panel on the truck has large dents, the windshield is broken and the tonneau cover is stretched where the hail hit it. I have no idea how the sunroof was spared, I think ours was the only sunroof in the whole complex that was not broken!
The RV fared fairly well. The slide out awnings and window awnings all have damage to their canvas and the skylight over the shower was cracked. We also have some hail dents in the basement doors and our porch light lens and one clearance light lens were broken. Our RV has the air conditioner in the basement so we were spared damage to the covers that almost every other RV in our park experienced. No one here was spared from the damage and we have all been helping each other with ladders, plastic and duct tape trying to make everything livable again.
We have filed claims with our insurance and are waiting for them to do their inspections. I'm not sure if the truck is even repairable or not, we'll just have to see what kind of repairs are needed and how much they will cost. The cracks in the windshield do not interfere with driving so we are safe to drive it right now but they will spread so we will be needing a windshield pretty soon, the rest can wait since we will be back on the road in a few weeks. I'll keep you posted.