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Old 05-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Tropical Storm and Camping!

We live part of the year in Florida so we are used to rain and camping. But this is our first Tropical Storm...yikes! Thankfully, we are away from the Gulf but still on the Georgia/Florida border for the next 2 nights. Fingers crossed these skylights hold because it sure is windy!

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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I got that beat. I really do...1972, Hurricane Agnes, I'm like, not even a year old, my parents decide, "You know, this looks like a good week to go camping with the pop-up. Never mind that projected storm rolling in, it'll just be a passing shower." Millions of dollars in damage later, our pop-up filled with water which we had to abandon (and returned to later, cleaned, and continued to use for many years after that.) Of course, I don't remember any of this, but I'm told there were fireplaces (yeah, fireplaces!) floating down the river next to our campground. Crazy things we do for our camping adventures. Good luck with the trailer holding together!

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Old 05-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #3
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Keep us posted. We have all fingers and toes crossed, and we'll look really silly that way until we hear you made it through!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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Let us know how you make out, and what kind of rig do you have.

In 2008 evacuated for Hurricane Gustav to Coffeeville, AL. At the time we had a hybird. Arrived at the campground after 17 hours of driving, and they said we may have to evacuate the next day. Luckily they didn't make us evacuate, but got some pretty good squalls.
Is it time to go camping yet?

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #5
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I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and consider that to be one advantage of an RV when a storm is in the Gulf and headed to the coast were we are. We load up and head inland. when you see what a T. Storm can do to a strong stick home I don't want to be in our 5thwheel
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Our hard sided pop-up (T12RB) is doing great through the tropical storm. A bit of shaking but no leaks. I, on the other hand, am bored out of my mind and can't wait for the rain to stop!

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