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westend

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Posted: 08/29/19 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've read where some owners use ground-attached anchors to keep their rig upright. I believe those anchors are current building code in certain areas of Florida.


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Make sure you have a good National Weather Radio. make sure you set the stations for the areas you are traveling in. As soon as I get a weather warning of a hurricane or tornado heading towards my direction/location, I immediately start driving in a direction away from the weather and keep driving until I am out of the area. I do not wait.
I was coming out of Texas near the border Fort Stockton. I pulled into the nearest RV park for cover and protection. In 15 min. the tornado did $16K damage to my truck and trailer. [emoticon][emoticon]
I will never drive through Texas again and especially Tornado alley[emoticon]

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Posted: 08/29/19 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would fill the water tanks and make sure the propane and battery is full.


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MarkTwain wrote:

Make sure you have a good National Weather Radio. make sure you set the stations for the areas you are traveling in. As soon as I get a weather warning of a hurricane or tornado heading towards my direction/location, I immediately start driving in a direction away from the weather and keep driving until I am out of the area. I do not wait.
I was coming out of Texas near the border Fort Stockton. I pulled into the nearest RV park for cover and protection. In 15 min. the tornado did $16K damage to my truck and trailer. [emoticon][emoticon]
I will never drive through Texas again and especially Tornado alley[emoticon]


There is no way you can drive E-W without driving thru tornado alley. It stretches all the way up to North Dakota. I've lived in Texas almost 50 years and never had damage from one. Just bad luck that you got hit.

Each region of the country has their own natural disasters to deal with.


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Posted: 08/30/19 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our local RV dealer parks their trailers as close together as possible, not to protect them from high winds but to protect them from water damage caused from wind driven rain. The windows leak from hours of high velocity, horizontal driven rain.


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If tropical storm or hurricane force winds are expected, would putting the stabilizers down make any difference?

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the e-man wrote:

If tropical storm or hurricane force winds are expected, would putting the stabilizers down make any difference?

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I certainly would.....but highly likely that it will make NO difference in your ultimate safety.
Might make a bit more comfortable.....up to the point that it turns over. [emoticon]


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