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Old 11-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #31
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good tohear you made it thru the stom- from all the damaged and flooding i saw on the news, i thought yur chances were very small of making it-- must have been scary tho huh?

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #32
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Awesome news, good to hear that you are OK.....

If ever in that situation my wife and I have decided we'll head west until we're sure we're out of the way of the storm........

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #33
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Great news! Glad you are all well.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #34
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[QUOTE=Snowlover4u2;271869]I thought about moving into the wind but the wind changed so much I figured I would be constantly moving. /QUOTE]

Glad you made it ok! In the midwest, all we get are tornadoes. They are pretty much 70-150mph straight line winds that last 20 seconds to just a few minutes. Needless to say, I have never been in a hurricane.

When you say wind changed so much, I'd like to learn more about that. What is your estimate of wind change direction. Figuring a circle is 360 degrees - does wind flip around 180 like one section of time it is blowing east and then all the sudden if flips around and blows west? Or is it more like a constant swirling every changing direction event? Or is it just a 90 degree change in direction?

A few years back I flew into Charlotte, NC of freebie miles and then drove down to Key West, FL. I thought about the hurricane events when seeing the evacuation route signs. All I could imagine was being stuck on a one way out highway with thousands of other cars.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:15 AM   #35
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Whew, glad you are OK. You got very lucky.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #36
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I am late to this party so cannot help the OP but may be able to help others. I live in FL and plan to use my TT as part of my hurricane evacuation plans. Assuming I leave early enough I can get out of FL and at least two states away in nine hours (I already have multiple planned routes). Depending on the storm that may not get me away from all of the wind but it will get me out of the hurricane. To combat this I have bought four anchors and straps to attach to my TT so that I can partially stabilize it against the wind. If I cannot get far enough away I plan to park the TT against a building and stay in a hotel while the storm passes. Either case I get out of dodge and take a bunch of my stuff with me.

The other thing I have done is purchase three 15 gallon gas cans so that I have 45 gallons of extra fuel. This extra plus what I carry will get me to my planned destination with no requirement for a working gas station.

OP, I am very happy to hear you are OK. Having been through a number of hurricanes in a concrete house I have no urge to experience one in a trailer. Grin.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #37
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Our camper is also part of our "Get of of Dodge" plan.

Curious where you found 15 gallon gas cans and how you plan on lifting them. 5 Gallon cans are pretty heavy when full and take a LONG time to empty into the narrow necks of Unleaded gas filler ports.

I have a battery powered pump for diesel and it works great with the heavier fuel oil. The one time I tried to use it to transfer generator gas to the car's tank (during the annual gas recycle program) I sprayed gas all over the place (leaks from the hose attachment points) before I went back to the tried and true pick it up and hold it till empty method.

New gas gets treated with Sta-Bil and put back in the shed till next year (or another Sandy/Snow/Ice storm).

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:23 PM   #38
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Here is a link to ones like I have
Product: Northern Industrial Poly Gas Caddy 15-Gallon capacity

Essentially we are talking about 90#s which as you said is heavy but it can be lifted or run up into the bed using a ramp (they have wheels).

As for the fuel discharge I bought a marine fuel pump that I fitted into the hose attachment. I used a marine pump so that it would be spark arrested...

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