Down line in a wind storm - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 241
Down line in a wind storm

I hit a semi downed line tonite in a wind storm going over 50. No damage. But damn it was scary!!!

56cj5 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 241
I think it was only a cable tv line but. Still. Wow.

56cj5 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
flyfish29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New HAMpshire
Posts: 570
That must have sucked. Glad your ok. Good thing your windshield wasn't down

All I keep thinking about is whatever the movie was where they attached the cable to the motorcycle cops belt and when he drove off he was yanked off his bike.

I hear that wind storm is headed our way here in NH.
__________________
Johnny
"If you aren't going to do something positive in this lifetime, then get out of the way so someone else can!" Me.

2012 Flame Red JK Unlimited S and 1 happy camper!!
It's good to be back in a Jeep!!
flyfish29 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
It was a nice wind storm here...Dayton had gusts up to 60mph yesterday. lol
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
We had a storm yesterday. Here is a brief shot of my backyard.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2630605172.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	133.5 KB
ID:	99702   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1171537650.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	141.2 KB
ID:	99703  

__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Knowledge97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Statesboro, Ga
Posts: 183
Probably had to change your pants too, huh?


Quote:
Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
We had a storm yesterday. Here is a brief shot of my backyard.

That sucks, looks like you won't be grilling this weekend. We were getting drilled with wind down her in Statesboro too.
Knowledge97 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 08:00 AM   #7
Show Me Your 8008135!

WF Supporting Member
 
s3nt3nc3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Piqua, OH
Posts: 3,641
Send a message via AIM to s3nt3nc3d
Quote:
Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
We had a storm yesterday. Here is a brief shot of my backyard.
Sue the maker of your grill...claim the fine print said nothing about placing the grill beneath falling trees/branches. You should be able to earn a free grill out of it...
__________________
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
s3nt3nc3d is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knowledge97
Probably had to change your pants too, huh?

That sucks, looks like you won't be grilling this weekend. We were getting drilled with wind down her in Statesboro too.
Ha thankfully I wasn't home at the time

Also gotta replace gutters, couple pieces of vinyl siding, and potentially some roof damage. Which sucks bc I got a new roof in Nov
__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 08:23 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by s3nt3nc3d

Sue the maker of your grill...claim the fine print said nothing about placing the grill beneath falling trees/branches. You should be able to earn a free grill out of it...
Ha yeah. Maybe instead of the infrared I had I can get upgraded to the Green Egg I've been eyeing.
__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Knowledge97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Statesboro, Ga
Posts: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
Ha yeah. Maybe instead of the infrared I had I can get upgraded to the Green Egg I've been eyeing.
I have a large Egg and it was probably the best investment I have made in a long time. If you can afford it I say go for it. I got mine last November and have gone through 3 20lb bags of charcoal since.
Knowledge97 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knowledge97

I have a large Egg and it was probably the best investment I have made in a long time. If you can afford it I say go for it. I got mine last November and have gone through 3 20lb bags of charcoal since.
Nice!
I grilled on one last summer and fell in love. I am looking at investing in one this summer. I hear if taken care of they last a very long time too.
__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
TnDz TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,925
Images: 220
We had good 60 MPH gusts all night....and I'm on the other side of the world.. lol!
__________________
~Todd~ 2004 X 4.0 5 speed---SOLD
4" Lift, 4.56's, 33" Duratracs on M/T Classics
RR SYE, Tatton CV, MML, BL, TT, Dynomax Exhaust
Hella Lighting: Driving, Fogs and H4 E-Codes
NOPE! ... and NEVER will be...
TnDz TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
Damage is worse than I thought. Two holes in roof. Few support beams in attic cracked. Drywall cracked in bedroom
__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
TnDz TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 2,925
Images: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by fan of fanboys View Post
Damage is worse than I thought. Two holes in roof. Few support beams in attic cracked. Drywall cracked in bedroom
Dang! That sucks.... sorry to hear it.... sigh... The most we have here from wind damage is the 6 foot wooden fences get torn out in 8 ft sections and sail like a kite into cars. No big trees where Im at....
__________________
~Todd~ 2004 X 4.0 5 speed---SOLD
4" Lift, 4.56's, 33" Duratracs on M/T Classics
RR SYE, Tatton CV, MML, BL, TT, Dynomax Exhaust
Hella Lighting: Driving, Fogs and H4 E-Codes
NOPE! ... and NEVER will be...
TnDz TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
fan of fanboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,985
At end of day wasn't horrible. Just under $5K in damage. They gave me $725 for cutting tree and replacing some shingles myself. So that goes towards my deductible. And he gave more $ towards my grill than I paid for it. Plus gave me money to have master bedroom repainted professionally but I just painted last year. So at end of day I may actually make a couple dollars off if it.

__________________
not
/nät/
adverb
1. used with an auxiliary verb or “be” to form the negative
2. used as a short substitute for a negative clause
"Not actually a backer of this thought"
fan of fanboys is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The last person to post in this thread wins.... 02Prove Off-Topic 261275 Today 11:42 PM
Ok way of topic....do you believe in ghosts? Pictue!! BMF machine Off-Topic 47 03-23-2012 01:30 PM
Advice in selling a car Cosmic Charlie Off-Topic 8 02-25-2012 08:53 AM
Sad day in Arizona BladeMechanical Off-Topic 3 02-24-2012 10:58 PM
I would like to put stronger trans in JimL TJ General Discussion Forum 7 02-24-2012 10:24 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC