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Old 09-01-2016, 03:08 PM   #31
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Camping on the SC coast currently in our Clipper 17FQ. Watching a tropical storm being forecast to bring 60mph winds with 70mph gusts to the area Friday.

Anyone got advice? Should we stick it out or bug out early? Never been in this situation, don't know what this trailer is capable of withstanding.



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Old 09-01-2016, 03:08 PM   #32
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Straight line winds at St. Louis 370 Lakeside Park. May 2015. If I had your warning, I wouldn't have been there to take the picture. There was a couple in that Montana, firemen broke out the back window to get them out, the 5er was on the entry door.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-01-2016, 03:11 PM   #33
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I live on the coast 45 minutes from you. Stay out of the ocean as rip tides are here. I'm expecting rain and wind around 35 MPH, possibly gusts to 45. We will take down the hanging plants. If you decide to leave ~~ these storms USUALLY travel north just east of I-95. This one is expected to do just that and stall around NJ. I'll be hitching the 5er and bringing her home from storage Saturday as we have a trip to TN planned and see no reason not to leave on Sunday. Been through this several times and have not left yet. Will certainly go if a Cat 3 is coming though. If I were to go from the S MB area I'd head west and keep on going W / NW.
Just info ~~ I have seen storms here and the Charlotte NC area plus family in NE OHIO have worse effects from them. Best of luck with whatever decision you make.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:25 PM   #34
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As others have said, I would leave as soon as possible and head west. Traffic could get very bad later. I heard a lot of horror stories during Ike when it hit Houston area. People stranded in traffic for several hours. We left with Ike as we live in the Rockport Corpus Christi area and it was headed for us and changed course toward Houston. Traffic was terrible on the interstate so we used state and county hiways and no traffic before the water and floods. We were in a motorhome towing a small car. I would not chance staying, in a camping trailer.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:34 PM   #35
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The storm is now Hurricane Hermine. Enough said???
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:41 PM   #36
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We were going to go to Carolina Beach Campground today but decided this morning to move the reservation and we are heading to Western SC tomorrow. NC is closing Carolina Beach State Park tomorrow due to the storm, they were happy to help me change the reservations.

The campgrounds do not want you there in a storm, they could be liable for injury or death. Head West, most if not all of the sites in the Western parks are taken but you may get lucky, we found 1 site available in Seneca, SC and quickly reserved it.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:35 PM   #37
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OK, professional pilot and also paramedic speaking here.

I've learned a couple of things over the years.

1) If you are thinking maybe you should do something, you probably should.

2) If you are thinking maybe you shouldn't do something, you probably shouldn't.

3) The mere fact that you are thinking that something may be unsafe means it probably is unsafe.

OK, so you are thinking that maybe it is unsafe to stay, that maybe you shouldn't stay, and that you maybe should leave. Well, read the above.

GET THE HECK OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

or, pull a Harry Truman who refused to leave when warnings were given about Mt. St. Helen. They never did find his body.

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Old 09-01-2016, 05:41 PM   #38
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The member has stated he has never been in this kind of situation before, and is asking for advice from those who have. As is the purpose of these forums is to share our knowledge/experience/wisdom with our fellow RV'ers and to help educate one another..... we can keep the comments and/or advice on the helpful side.

To the OP, as others have stated, you need to keep an eye on the weather, but most likely should move inland sooner than later. Living in Louisiana (Hurricanes), I know if you wait too late, you can get stuck.

The fact the OP hasn't responded today, hopefully means he is in transit elsewhere as he stated he was going to probably do. I wish him and his family safe travels.... as well as any of our other members caught in this.
X2, well said..
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:42 PM   #39
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Camping on the SC coast currently in our Clipper 17FQ. Watching a tropical storm being forecast to bring 60mph winds with 70mph gusts to the area Friday.

Anyone got advice? Should we stick it out or bug out early? Never been in this situation, don't know what this trailer is capable of withstanding.



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Iver been through a Hurricane in a building, not fun w/o A/C or even electricity. If the high winds don't get you the heavy rain, perhaps for days, will. Look at the weather channel and go where the storm is NOT.
Go soon so you don't get casught in traffic.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:52 PM   #40
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yeah if it was me, i would be heading as far inland as i could get
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