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Old 05-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Thunderstorms

We are taking our second trip in our SP 293 soon.

With summer weather coming, how safe are RV's in thunderstorms?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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Thunderstorms here in NC are usually not a problem. Been camping for over 40 years, and never seen a camper hit by lightening. Didn't say it never happened, just never seen it. Of course there is always a wind limit, even on cars and busses, etc. If you are camped near a river or creak, I would watch the water level, as it can rise fast. Also, if you think one is coming, get your chairs in, and your awning rolled up.

For night time practice, I'll offer this that I read somewhere: Put your awning out and secure on your camper. Make sure you hang all your party lights and stuff.

Get out your water hose, and get it near the camper. Get the biggest fan you can find, and aim it at the camper, awning side. Turn the fan on, and get the hose ready.
Get in the camper, on the bed, and get your wife to blindfold you. Let her go outside, and get the water hose, aimed and ready. After a minute or two, DO NOT REMOVE the blindfold, but get up, go out, at which point she begins to spray you with water.and the fan is on high. Remove the party lights , and secure the awning. All the while, in the dark, with wind and rain in your face. If you are successful, have a beer, you deserve it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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... at which point she begins to spray you with water.and the fan is on high. Remove the party lights , and secure the awning. All the while, in the dark, with wind and rain in your face.
Randy, that's just evil

I'm not showing this post to my wife. She would have too much fun.
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Thunderstorms here in NC are usually not a problem. Been camping for over 40 years, and never seen a camper hit by lightening. Didn't say it never happened, just never seen it. Of course there is always a wind limit, even on cars and busses, etc. If you are camped near a river or creak, I would watch the water level, as it can rise fast. Also, if you think one is coming, get your chairs in, and your awning rolled up.

For night time practice, I'll offer this that I read somewhere: Put your awning out and secure on your camper. Make sure you hang all your party lights and stuff.

Get out your water hose, and get it near the camper. Get the biggest fan you can find, and aim it at the camper, awning side. Turn the fan on, and get the hose ready.
Get in the camper, on the bed, and get your wife to blindfold you. Let her go outside, and get the water hose, aimed and ready. After a minute or two, DO NOT REMOVE the blindfold, but get up, go out, at which point she begins to spray you with water.and the fan is on high. Remove the party lights , and secure the awning. All the while, in the dark, with wind and rain in your face. If you are successful, have a beer, you deserve it.
Now that is just downright hilarious. I may have to try this!
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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LOL. Thanks for the advice!
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