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Old 03-29-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
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Bad Weather Question

I have a new 2306 TT and want to know what is recommended I do to my trailer , which I keep in my driveway, if a hurricane is coming?
What if I am at a Campsite and this or really bad storms are coming?
Is their topics on tie downs?
I can not find any topics on this in your forum?
This must come up often, especially if your trailer is left at a storage or RV park year round.
Thanks in Advance !!

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:14 PM   #2
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Most campgrounds have bath houses or shower rooms that double as storm shelters. As to the first question what to do if a hurricane is coming? Leave, go to a school house for refuge or seek shelter. I've never seen an RV with tie-downs. Although most RVs have insurance to cover damages. Good Luck!

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:26 PM   #3
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Grab the wideside and find shelter, the trailer and the stuff in it is replaceable.

Ask the CG host where the shelters may be found if they do not have one.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:24 PM   #4
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Good topic...especially for folks in the tornado alley and near the Atlantic coast. (Nobody wants to be inside a trailer for either!!)

We lived in West Texas and found a NOAA radio very useful because it would play that eerie tone whenever there was a tornado in the area. (Often in the middle of the night.) If I were to camp more in weather-prone areas, I'd buy one. (Many come with multiple power sources so you are ensured it will always be useful.)
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:35 PM   #5
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Iphone has an app for that too... Maybe it's the weather channel. I dunno, but I have it and it does go off occasionally

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:51 PM   #6
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When I worked in Florida I was told to only go by and get the "important stuff" from camper unless you knew you wouldn't be in any traffic. Called my insurance and they agreed that was their policy.

Tornado get to a safe spot. Unpredictable and wouldn't want to be going to an area with so much available flying debris.

As stated they are insured and can be replaced. Good common sense but I asked the same question too.

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:15 PM   #7
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I do know what worked during "sandy" came to NW New Jersey. We had enough time to batten down. I moved the camper right smack in the middle of my lawn, away from all the trees. Trees came down all around, pulled giant trunks right out of the ground, and snapped branches like twigs. The camper was fine. That's a bit different from being in a campground, but it's something to think about.

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Old 03-30-2015, 07:45 AM   #8
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when you know a hurricane is coming hook the camper up and get out of town. Our plan is to load important documents and pictures in camper and head to the dry side of the storm. Then if the worst happens we have the camper to live in till the house is repaired.
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We were in Mtn View, AR couple of years ago, set up camp, turned on the news and learned a tornado was headed directly toward us about 15 miles away. Grabbed medicines, papers and a couple changes of clothes and headed to the nearby Wal-Mart. They took us into the employees lounge with 20-30 others seeking shelter. They were very nice folks, kept us updated and provided water and snacks until the all clear came.
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This is a good topic to think about before a plan is needed to be put into action. One thing I do after setting up camp is to head to a gas station to fill up in case I need to make an emergency exit for any reason.

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