Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 71
Avoiding Severe weather tips?

We are about to leave for Southern Texas driving from Pennsylvania. Our planned route is West through Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, Texarcana, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio then due south.

With all the severe weather lately this puts us right in the middle of the zone. We are planning on three days of travel each way, just wondering what everyone's tips are for heading in this direction. We have weather radios', laptops and smartphones to keep updated on the weather along the way.

Question is what to do when one of these massive systems crops up? In a RV don't see how it is possible to outrun or go around these, so what is the best strategy?

Fortunately we leave tomorrow so looks like we might have a clear window getting to TX.
__________________

__________________
swreeder70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 16,221
Listen to local radio and weather radio. If storms threaten, get off the highway and seek shelter. Video from yesterday shows new definition of Flying J fuel stop....(flying trailers) But since there were no reported fatalities, I'd guess they had a storm shelter. If I were driving through OK or TX and a storm threatened, I'd pull over and make friends with a farmer and share their shelter.

There are no atheists in foxholes.
__________________

__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MartySQ's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,160
Don't try to hide from a twister under an overpass... the suction will pull ya out, low ditches are best. Watch the skies... if they get an ominous looking dark black or greenish tint, best to pull over and wait a bit to see if ya get hailed on or worse... People want to pull under gas station overhangs, but I'm not convinced it is too safe, you may escape hail damage only to get crushed.
__________________
Martha (AKA RVM45), Bob, and Bess the Border collie
22'Honey Sportscruiser on a 1988 Ford Econoline.
Sometimes towing a powered Parachute or a yellow Jeep Wrangler.
MartySQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 1,201
You might want to consider taking a different route to Texas. Depending on where in Texas you're headed, coming down say I-95 to I-85 to I-20, etc. may be longer but will keep you out of most of the more severe storm activity. Just a thought.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Lynda, (Sophie, Jake, attack trained killer Shi-Tzus :-))

2003 Fleetwood Expedition 38N 2005 Saturn Vue
jlfbatonrg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Plano Tx
Posts: 164
Living here I can tell you that it is what it is!
Best advice is to listen to the local radio stations if you see/expect bad weather. You will usually see what station to tune into on the interstates. My local AM station yesterday was all over this storm before it even got here in the MetroPlex. This thing passed so fast that just staying put and out of the path for 30 minutes would keep you safe. Here in Plano we got 3/4" rain, no wind, no hail although the sirens did activate. Gets my DW time to clean out the closet.
__________________
Don & Bunny
05 Discovery
06 Saturn ION toad manual 5 spd
dls461 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ann n Gene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Stillwater, Ok
Posts: 3,505
Misconception that I-20 is a safer route. Tornados can and have occurred in every state in the union AND Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi have been a VERY high occurrence area the past three years as global warming DOES change weather patterns and severity of storms. Best advice is to keep up with local news and weather in the areas you are passing through and seek shelter at the first sign of bad weather. Better to be safe than sorry. just my opinion.
__________________
2016 Entegra
Cornerstone 45B
2017 Ford F150 King Ranch
Ann n Gene is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
clyon51's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arizona West RV Park, Yuma, Az
Posts: 4,114
2 Android apps:
Radar Now
Simple Weather Alert

Radar gives you radar maps as you travel. The other sends you any alerts put out by the NWS.

[mod edit]
__________________
John & Clare Lyon
2007 43.5' Monaco Dynasty Palace III (All Electric)
Towd: 2011 Chevy Equinox
clyon51 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 71
We made it safe and sound. No weather issues and we used a combination of tools to watch the severe weather threats as we traveled. Our emergency plan was to seek out a hotel first and a large department store worst case.
__________________
swreeder70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
toadog's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Snohomish ,WA
Posts: 419
We travel with a marine radio and listen to NOAA weather. I have gotten it in the NW to ND.
__________________

__________________
Bob & Rita Bazley, the pups Tia & Kali ( shi-poohs)
97 Dolphin 36'
toadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newmar QUICK TIPS & EASY MODS # 3 -- PLUS OLD COACH's "007" Newmar Owner's Forum 22 03-14-2017 01:38 PM
Weather stripping Godtomley Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 8 07-14-2016 08:48 AM
Indoor/Outdoor Weather Station DrivinMyHome Travel Trailer Discussion 22 06-29-2012 06:03 PM
Rattle and whistle of entry door - best tips wanderso Class C Motorhome Discussions 8 04-07-2012 07:04 PM
Las Vegas Weather Rick Long Just Conversation 6 03-07-2012 07:43 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.