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casciaj
post Aug 8 2012, 08:00 PM
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While camping overnight in Meridian, Ms. we were awaken in the middle of night by a tree limb coming through our camper roof. No rain or high wind at the time. Next morning we went to office and told Mgr. who is also owner what damage was done to our camper, and their comment was its and act of god so we are not responsible. Looking around the park over half the trees their were rotten with dead limbs getting ready to fall, also many were all ready lying on the ground. How can it be that the owners are not responsible, when you can clearly see the trees are rotted and have been for some time. If we were not in a hurry to be hundreds of miles away, because of family death, I would have fought this, for its not easy to fork out 860.00 because owners will not take care of property. Would like to hear from others who may know laws reguarding something like this. mad.gif mad.gif
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post Aug 19 2012, 05:04 PM
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Hmmm, this struck a chord in me because we just got back from a trip in which something similar, but not as serious, happened. We parked our trailer under the welcome shade of a big willow tree. In the evening, shortly after we went to bed, the wind picked up and pretty soon we heard the pitter patter of leaves and small twigs hitting the roof of the trailer. Then wham! something bigger fell and then bang! again another something bigger yet hit the roof. We got up and went outside and were surprised to feel that the wind was just a gentle breeze and with nothing but our flashlights to guide us all we could find were some limbs about 1" to 2" in diameter lying broken on the ground. Still, the noise was so loud and I was concerned that something bigger might come down. So we went ahead and hooked up the tailer and pulled it out from under the tree. Fortunately we had room to do this and it wasn't yet in the middle of the night so I don't think we disturbed anyone.

The whole episode made me rethink parking under trees. These willows were enormous and apparently healthy. I don't think there would have been any way for the park management to have predicted of prevented this sort of thing. If a tree was obviously damaged or dying I would think that would be a different case all together.
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post Aug 20 2012, 08:38 PM
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Hmmm, this struck a chord in me because we just got back from a trip in which something similar, but not as serious, happened. We parked our trailer under the welcome shade of a big willow tree. In the evening, shortly after we went to bed, the wind picked up and pretty soon we heard the pitter patter of leaves and small twigs hitting the roof of the trailer. Then wham! something bigger fell and then bang! again another something bigger yet hit the roof. We got up and went outside and were surprised to feel that the wind was just a gentle breeze and with nothing but our flashlights to guide us all we could find were some limbs about 1" to 2" in diameter lying broken on the ground. Still, the noise was so loud and I was concerned that something bigger might come down. So we went ahead and hooked up the tailer and pulled it out from under the tree. Fortunately we had room to do this and it wasn't yet in the middle of the night so I don't think we disturbed anyone.

The whole episode made me rethink parking under trees. These willows were enormous and apparently healthy. I don't think there would have been any way for the park management to have predicted of prevented this sort of thing. If a tree was obviously damaged or dying I would think that would be a different case all together.


Willows are notorious for dropping healthy branches in windy conditions, remember having them in my parents back yard...one small breeze and I would be raking branches away from under the tree... dry.gif I would include them in with the unhealthy trees/branches as for not to park under.

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