Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 122
Major storm put the Roo to a test.

Well today the Roo just went thru a big test. As we where camping a major storm came thru with 40 mph+ winds and heavy rain. The beds where trying to lift up the canvas was blowing around trailer was moving all around. The rain was so heavy you could only see about 2 ft out.

Once the storm was done we came outside tree where down all around the campsites and even all the roads. The spot we camped in 2 weeks ago the whole camp spots lost a lot a giant branches which fell on a truck.

As I am written this another storm is rolling in.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-100991219.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	51.0 KB
ID:	37374   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-289712093.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	51.2 KB
ID:	37375   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-391661286.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	49.9 KB
ID:	37376  
__________________

__________________
keven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 122
Did forget to say the Roo made it thru with no problems. We did have a small spot of water inside, but I am not sure if it happened when I opened the door to run to move the truck to safety from trees.
__________________

__________________
keven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
Scary. Good to hear you are okay. Good luck with the next storm, too.
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 12:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
RedStick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 265
Where are you camping, Keven? We've had a few storms with plenty of lightning pass through today.

I thought I saw a 23ss heading down Riley Friday afternoon!
__________________
2013 Rockwood Roo 23ss
2012 F150 Ecoboost

Camped for 12 nights in 2015 - too many cancellations
Camped for 25 nights in 2014!
Camped for 24 nights in 2013!
RedStick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 12:34 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedStick View Post
Where are you camping, Keven? We've had a few storms with plenty of lightning pass through today.

I thought I saw a 23ss heading down Riley Friday afternoon!
We are at Rocky Creek in Summerville. I bet it was me going down Riley. If it was being pulled with a white GMC 3500 it was me.
__________________
keven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
RedStick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 265
That was you then! I was headed home from the hardy.


Glad you guys are safe!

On our Caprock Canyons trip we had gone through major winds the first two days, especially at night. Needless to say we didn't sleep much.

Our camping buddies have a popup, so I was really concerned about them. Thankfully we made it with out incident. You could hear the wind gusts approaching - then - BOOM! Crazy stuff. We ended up taking "cover" using the dinette and couch just in case. The tent ends were really getting abused!
__________________
2013 Rockwood Roo 23ss
2012 F150 Ecoboost

Camped for 12 nights in 2015 - too many cancellations
Camped for 25 nights in 2014!
Camped for 24 nights in 2013!
RedStick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by keven View Post

We are at Rocky Creek in Summerville. I bet it was me going down Riley. If it was being pulled with a white GMC 3500 it was me.
Hi Keven,

My wife said she saw a white crew cab towing a roo so must have been you
__________________
rown4au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 122
It was me, we where turning onto Rayford and saw an Expedition like yours with a lady trying to take a pic with her phone. My wife said she bet it was your wife.
__________________
keven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
keven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedStick View Post
That was you then! I was headed home from the hardy.

Glad you guys are safe!

On our Caprock Canyons trip we had gone through major winds the first two days, especially at night. Needless to say we didn't sleep much.

Our camping buddies have a popup, so I was really concerned about them. Thankfully we made it with out incident. You could hear the wind gusts approaching - then - BOOM! Crazy stuff. We ended up taking "cover" using the dinette and couch just in case. The tent ends were really getting abused!
When we had are pop up camping at the same park we went thru a storm that was lifting the beds up with us in them and the room was moving around like crazy. We started to think if we would have been better off in the truck and not the pop up. Seems like once a year in Summerville we go thru a bad storm.
__________________
keven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Grizzlygibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 326
Glad you weathered the storm! We has some freak rain and lightning all weekend. Scary being under trees with only a canvas bunk in a wind and light in event.
__________________

__________________
2008 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited w/tow mirrors, 5.7L, 4.30 gears, six speed tranny, towing package, Firestone Ride Rite airbags.

2014 Rockwood Roo 233s, PI HW30-C, Equalizer 10k 4 way hitch,
Grizzlygibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53 AM.