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Old 10-07-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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Possible Panhandle hurricane prep

Hello anyone recently rode out/prepared for hurricane tropical storm? We have a vlite 35 foot. Not sure what should do with it other than keep stabilizers down.
Thoughts anyone. We are in Pensacola. This morning weather underground is all over the place. Some saying models predict Cat 3 hurricane. Ivan all over again
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:31 AM   #2
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If your Vlite is not positioned as a seasonal unit.....Id prepare it as your escape house in case they issue an evacuation. Your sticks and bricks house will have to fend for itself.

Unlike some people, you have alternative accommodations. Why chance losing two residences?
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:45 AM   #3
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Were you not here a couple of weeks ago when Florence hit the east coast?

There are countless threads about that!

Funny, just last weekend Hurricane Rosa blew through here (Yuma, AZ)...

It was one 10 minute monster wind and rain downpour, then two days of rain.

We were OK, but we had several trees fall in the park!

One right at the end of our street. (first and third shots below taken from our front porch)

Some of my neighbors didn't fare as well...plus my 5'ver got a free wash and came out unscathed out in the storage lot.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:49 AM   #4
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Just came home with new 30WFKSV week or so ago. So no did not see Florence post. Is there a good one to check out?
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #5
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I typed 'Florence' in the search line at the top of this page and got this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Flor...iverforums.com
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:05 PM   #6
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Florence was to hit my front door as a Cat 4, them Cat 3. Sadly for those in Wrightsville Beach they got it direct and not us 40 miles south. Hooked the 5er and went 240 miles inland. Always west ~ preferably south west. Once on land they always go north. Some that went north with Florence missed most of the storm, but it took an extra week or more to get home due to flooding.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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why not leave? why would you let your RV ‘ride it out’?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:27 PM   #8
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If your Vlite is not positioned as a seasonal unit.....Id prepare it as your escape house in case they issue an evacuation. Your sticks and bricks house will have to fend for itself.

Unlike some people, you have alternative accommodations. Why chance losing two residences?
I second these recommendations! Your best bet is to get out of the, and do it early. Traffic and fuel availability become a real problem. Leave before the evacuation order!
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:21 PM   #9
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I would say "Bye!!" and head to a nice inland camp ground. Or.... go to your favorite ACE Hardware and buy Hurricane Tie Down straps and 4 foot drill posts to anchor that sucker down. Of course they may not help too much if you get a tidal surge, terror-nado or a similar form of abhorrent energy emission.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:06 PM   #10
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I'm in Colorado now so my prevous home just south of Houston is the responsibility of the new owner.

Having lived there for 21 years I can tell you I saw a few storms. And, I watched them from Hot Springs, Arkansas or Dallas, Texas. I packed up my RV, boarded up my home, and left town before anyone else did.

When my work manager called me to say everyone was evacuating and did I need any help, I told him no, I left 2 days ago.

When the interstates were crawling, people were running out of gas, food, and bathrooms, I was watching it on TV from Arkansas.

When my brother-in-law sat on a freeway for 27 hours because he evacuated when he was told to, I was reading his text messages from Arkansas.

When the sky turned blue again, I went back home to coastal Texas.

Your best preparation for your Florida RV is to take it for a vacation away from the coast and away from the inland path of the storm.

If I were in Florida right now, I'd head for a holiday in Lousiana or Miami.

P.S. Keeping stabilizers sown will help if the winds remain below 50 mph
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