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Travlingman

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zackyboy3rs wrote:

Thanks everyone. I should have clarified I have the 5th wheel sitting next to my house. I am not trying to go through this storm in a 5th wheel.


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Leaving is not an option. Livestock still have to cared for...


Put slides in.Would put stabilizers down. Fill all tanks with water.

I would also check with insurance company Monday to see what is covered. Is it insured for cash value or replacment cost. If cash value, check to see how much it would cost to up to replacement value. Big difference between the two.

Good luck, hopefully storm will go out to sea.


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zackyboy3rs wrote:

Thanks everyone. I should have clarified I have the 5th wheel sitting next to my house. I am not trying to go through this storm in a 5th wheel.


Cool! As has been said, put the trailer as close to a building as possible. I would not hook the truck to it, I would protect the truck as best I could also.

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pointed into the wind...once you know the direction would be helpful.


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A couple of notes, there is an enormous difference between having 50 mph winds regularly, and a hurricane. There is also no wind direction, the main force changes throughout the storm, and the majority of the damage is due to tornadoes that spin up in rain bands, though a cat 2 or above is like a several hundred mile wide tornado.

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I have the 5th wheel about 25 feet from my house. Thanks.


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No trees around my house. Not a flood prone area since I am up on higher level than most. Flooding around here is caused by rivers about 1week after the storms. This is Kinston after Matthew.

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Chris Bryant wrote:

There is also no wind direction


There is always a forecasted direction and peak, I would use that and point it into the wind for the peak direction, if able...even just for preventing water intrusion.

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Learjet wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

There is also no wind direction


There is always a forecasted direction and peak, I would use that and point it into the wind for the peak direction, if able...even just for preventing water intrusion.


Not to argue, but there hasn't been a meaningful wind direction in any of the 4 hurricanes and countless tropical storms (yawn) I've been through.

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As a LEO I always have to work during and after the hurricane. So, I purchased some very strong yellow straps that truckers use and put 4 foot screw anchors in the ground. I ran the straps across the top of the TT and attached the straps to the anchors. When not in use I placed large PVC caps over the anchors and painted them orange. I also filled the water tank and pepped the TT for use. After the storm I used my open frame loud generator to run the house fridge and power the TT. I lived in my TT until the power was restored to the brick house. In my TT I had ac and tv [emoticon] TT has been through two hurricanes.


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Learjet wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

There is also no wind direction


There is always a forecasted direction and peak, I would use that and point it into the wind for the peak direction, if able...even just for preventing water intrusion.


Look at the satellite images of a hurricane. It is a huge low pressure system which rotates in a counter clockwise direction. As the storm passes you the wind shifts.

So you cannot set the trailer for one wind direction.

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