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Old 08-31-2016, 08:17 PM   #1
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Tropical Storm: Bug out or stick it out?

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 08-31-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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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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Personally, I'd head west.

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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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My only word of caution would be "Exit". If at some point you decide to bug-out, what roads will still be passable for your escape.

Good luck with that blow over wind condition and what should for sure be a leak test.
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:37 PM   #4
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Personally, I'd head west.

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Yeah, I have to agree. I'd be heading out and not take any chances.
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Remember, it's not that the wind is blowing but what the wind is blowing...
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Unless your Clipper came with the Bow and Stern anchor option I'd suggest a due west course at maximum warp.
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Pull up stakes and head out of there things can change and get nasty. Property can be replaced lives can't
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I don't know. We have sat out tropical storms in Myrtle Beach before. One rough night with the trailer rocking and wind noise but great weather again by mid day.
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If you're going to bug out, do it soon.
Don't want to be caught on the road in a traffic jam when the storm hits.


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A trailer is probably the worst thing to be in during any storm.....ok I stand corrected...a tent would be worse! Have been through a couple storms that are nothing compared to a tropical storm, and it is a very uneasy feeling.
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