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Old 10-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #21
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Probably too late as storm has passed for NC guys. Here is an afterthought, it's cross winds that will damage/flip the trailer. Anything over 50mph wind and even a semi is at risk for flipping. IF you can't move RV away from storm area, Hook up your RV and move it so is facing directly into the wind. Leave all legs up, just let it rest on tires and hitch. RV can go 80mph down a freeway. 80mph crosswind will flip it. Sooo point her into the wind, leave it, go park yourself in a shelter.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #22
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The problem with that is the wind will change directions and going out to move the RV would not be good. Get away from the area early or get in a strong building and stay there. I can't imagine trying to ride out a hurricane in a trailer (RV) or anything not attached solid to the ground. Lived in Florida all my life and would not want to end it in a campground. I am surprised the owners did not chase everyone out of the campground about three days before the storm. The more distance you have from the ocean the better off you are.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #23
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good advice

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Probably too late as storm has passed for NC guys. Here is an afterthought, it's cross winds that will damage/flip the trailer. Anything over 50mph wind and even a semi is at risk for flipping. IF you can't move RV away from storm area, Hook up your RV and move it so is facing directly into the wind. Leave all legs up, just let it rest on tires and hitch. RV can go 80mph down a freeway. 80mph crosswind will flip it. Sooo point her into the wind, leave it, go park yourself in a shelter.
Considering what the OP said, this is the best advice offered.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #24
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I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I'm not the blinker either.

I' ve been through 2 tornadoes and 3 floods. Midwest has its share of ugly storms. When the world ends on December 21, 2012 because the Mayan calandar runs out you guys can have my new Columbus.

Till then, prayers for the Hurricane Sandy vicitims! Looks like Katrina round 2.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:45 PM   #25
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I hope he posts soon - but Joelek - excellent advice! As a newbie, I was really scratching my head on possible solutions that took into account his being "stuck" and no windbreaks around. Excellent point!
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #26
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I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, but I'm not the blinker either.

I' ve been through 2 tornadoes and 3 floods. Midwest has its share of ugly storms. When the world ends on December 21, 2012 because the Mayan calandar runs out you guys can have my new Columbus.

Till then, prayers for the Hurricane Sandy vicitims! Looks like Katrina round 2.

I'm with Stank Bait- too late now for advice. But as a storm passes, the winds will shift directions. Like I said in my first post, why didn't the OP leave when evacuations were issued. If a ferry quits running and the only road in/out is 3' under water a day before the storm arrives-yes evacuations were issued. If you are on an island and there is a storm coming.....doesn't take much thought process.

I truly feel for those who have had destruction and displacement due to the storm and I am not making lite of it but this is NOT Katrina round 2.

I'm not trying to start a "My storm is bigger than Your storm" discussion.

Until you have been through one of those and all that follows....I've got the Tshirt to prove it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #27
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In 2005 I rode out a category 1 storm in Florida. There was no danger of flood or storm surge there, just wind and rain. It was the scariest thing I ever did - and the dumbest. You could hear and see the walls and roof flexing in my house. Rain was literally sideways. That storm was pretty weak - 75 mph - can't imagine going thru something stronger. Never again would I do something that crazy.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #28
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I wanted to let everyone know that the trailer as well as myself made it threw the storm. I ended up leaving the landing gear down and hooking up to the truck. It made it better but I dont think I would want that experience again. I thought about moving into the wind but the wind changed so much I figured I would be constantly moving. I ended up losing internet right after my last post.

Thanks Again Guys
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #29
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That's great news! So glad you made it through ok.
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Holy cow yea!

Most likely won't be able to move in any case as there is no fuel. I just got back from driving 15 gallons of my generator gas up to my niece in North Jersey so she could go to work.
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