It was just a few weeks ago we got hit with a violent storm while camping. Report of being in an extremely violent storm.
Got hammered again on Saturday. Not a violent storm with winds and downed trees, but a monsoon with some of the hardest rainfalls I have ever lived through. We were out on the boat about a good 20 minute run from the ramp when it blew in. I have never been so wet and cold in my life. I was shaking so hard, if you handed me a cup of milk, you would have gotten back butter.
It took nearly an hour to get back and get the boat on the trailer. We almost got trapped by rushing water on the other side of the lake, but I broke my cardinal rule of driving through flowing water on the roads as I had no other option, (and I watched a smaller truck than mine go through with no issues). I was worried about the campers, but there was nothing I could do till I got back there. I expected to see awnings ripped off and other catastrophes, but everything rode out the storm in great shape. Not a drop of water entered any of the bunks on our two trailers. I don't know if we are just lucky or what, but I think the only way to have a leak in our bunks would be to submerge the campers. Our gravel driveway caught hell. I'll have to hitch the blade up to my ATV and drag it all down again. Its a rutted mess.
About an hour after we got back to our lots, security closed the main roads, so we were more or less trapped for the night. Quite a lot of damage was done to the roads, beach, and a covered boat dock with 2 boats in it broke loose and floated away. Pictures of the storm below:
Video of the boat house floating away. Just for reference that red ski boat are tied up to the community docks, which were under about a foot of water. And our lake NEVER changes levels.
Overall, I am quite impressed with the how well the bunk ends on a hybrid can do in very nasty weather. I hate how they have a reputation as a leaky PITA.