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Old 08-27-2019, 07:11 PM   #1
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Tropical Depression Dorian

I wanted to head out camping for the Labor Day weekend, but with a possible tropical storm on its way, we have decided not to go. Bummer! We have some work to do around our place to get ready, should we end up without power. Thatís the way things roll! Enjoy the weekend for us.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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We have a Key Largo trip planned, might still go. I'm going to make the call Thursday night.
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you got wheels go inland that's why we have them. At a whim you get out and go
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
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We're in Brevard Co and may end up in camp driveway to cook and stay cool (using the generator) in case we lose power. Still 5 days out - to soon to predict where landfall will occur.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:52 PM   #5
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We're in Brevard Co and may end up in camp driveway to cook and stay cool (using the generator) in case we lose power. Still 5 days out - to soon to predict where landfall will occur.


We are in Melbourne. We may have to do the same. We were supposed to go away this weekend. Weíll wait and see.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:14 PM   #6
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We left 2 months ago traveling 6 states first week out we needed to change route due to hurricane Barry. We arrive home Thursday afternoon I think LOL
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:06 PM   #7
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Slides

We live full time in our Wildwood 27RE, without a towing vehicle.
Well of aware preparations as we lived in St Thomas for 30 years and left after Irma/Maria. We have put in anchors and tie downs. Should we find it desirable to head south in our car would u suggest slides in or out? Tanks would b full of course. Would the wider profile make a difference?
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Should we find it desirable to head south in our car would u suggest slides in or out? Tanks would b full of course. Would the wider profile make a difference?
Definitely slides IN. That reduces the overall wind profile and moves the center of gravity back in to the trailer. Filling all the tanks is a good idea as well...
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Well that definitely makes sense. Slides in.
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We are just south of St Auggie. Heading ou Saturday morning for west NC. Never in recorded history has a ‘cane made landfall from Brevard to St Johns county. Yet that’s the track it is showing with no turn to the north. Pretty sure Home Depot and Lowe’s do the forecast track. If it looks like panic is going to strike Florida we may leave early to avoid traffic.
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We were going to go camping this weekend but due to Dorian had to cancel. Would like to take the trailer away from central Florida but looks like the whole state is in the path for now.
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Old 08-28-2019, 08:39 PM   #12
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I wanted to head out camping for the Labor Day weekend, but with a possible tropical storm on its way, we have decided not to go. Bummer! We have some work to do around our place to get ready, should we end up without power. Thatís the way things roll! Enjoy the weekend for us.
It is a Hurricane now. Expected to be 2 or 3 at landfall.
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Here in Palm Bay a lot of gas stations are already out of low/mid-grade gas. We decided to stay home, ride it out in the house, use the camper as a life boat if power is out for an extended period. Will sanitize the FWT tomorrow and blow out mud dauber nests from the hot water tank and fridge flues. Put up hurricane shutters on Saturday.

For some its a storm. For others its an adventure (I'm a meteorologist).
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:46 PM   #14
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We are just south of St Auggie. Heading ou Saturday morning for west NC. Never in recorded history has a Ďcane made landfall from Brevard to St Johns county. Yet thatís the track it is showing with no turn to the north. Pretty sure Home Depot and Loweís do the forecast track. If it looks like panic is going to strike Florida we may leave early to avoid traffic.
If nothing is keeping you in Florida I would recommend you leave early. From the looks of the track of this storm and Iím sure it will grow in strength and the weather folks will hype it even more. There will be a stampede to leave the coast. Go now and be glad you did. If the storm turns away from you no big deal as you were leaving Florida anyway. Go..
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We left 2 months ago traveling 6 states first week out we needed to change route due to hurricane Barry. We arrive home Thursday afternoon I think LOL
Came home on Wednesday a day early to prep house get shutters up and heading back out Sunday early AM no way am I staying for a Cat 4 landfall as we live on the beach. Stayed for a Cat 1 never do that again.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:51 PM   #16
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We live in land, center of the state. We are supposed to receive several days of rain as it turtles over us. We are getting prepared to last a week without power. We stay in the TT and have a generator to run two refrigerators and the A/C in the trailer. Our daughter and her family stay with us during these adventures as they live in a mobile home on our property. There is no leaving because my DD is a community health nurse and has to man the counties’ special needs shelter and my DH will have to go in to work due to the storm. I also may have to work because I’m in health care and may be called in, depending on the situation.
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