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Old 12-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by spritz View Post
We are always ready too go,
tanks filled including propane,
fluids filled , if no leaks
check tires, air bags,
hook up KarKaddy and load
Unhook form shore power.
other 1/2
Pack suitcase
throw food's in bags
Get Meds,
Get girls ready
bring out to MH.
I'm guessing Maybe 2 hours.
Where are we going?
You, my friend......had ought to be heading to Quartzite Out of that cold weather in MN

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Old 12-30-2014, 07:41 AM   #44
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Sure rub it in

Currently -5 with a high of +6 today, yep i would of been there tomorrow...


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Old 12-30-2014, 07:48 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by spritz View Post
Sure rub it in

Currently -5 with a high of +6 today, yep i would of been there tomorrow...

Drive carefully - be there day after tomorrow... have read your plight... hope you get things worked out.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:57 AM   #46
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We can be ready to get going in about an hour. We have about 3 weeks of MRE's that can be packed in 10 minutes as well.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:57 AM   #47
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Ours is an escape pod if a hurricane heads our way. Pretty much ready to go at a moment's notice.
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:59 PM   #48
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Load freezer, frig and short shelf life food such as bread and go.
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:14 PM   #49
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Just what would we be preparing for? Bad storm? Floods, Earthquakes? I don't worry about those things. I've lived in Hurricane/flood zones and weathered sat them out. Unless you're worried about the Russians dropping the big one, and I doubt we could outrun an ICBM!
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:10 PM   #50
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Our coach is under roof in the back yard plugged in. We can grab meds and go. Would need to get more food before long, but a lot foodstuff is aboard. We keep it stocked with all toiletries, etc.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:49 PM   #51
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Simply awesome to see all the responses!

I just like the idea of being self-sufficient (yeah, I know, sort of old school with many in our country these days!) and able to get on the go in a matter of minutes.

We live in interesting times and for me personally it is always good to be prepared to leave one area for another if need be.

Of course, that is worst case scenario...normally, I just like to be prepared to get away from it all on a moments notice as well...so in the end, same outcome no matter the circumstances!

Thanks again all!
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:02 PM   #52
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We kept the TT ready to go at all times, the same with our first MH and now we plan on doing so with our new MH. Loaded and ready to go. We live in earthquake country we may not choose to leave but can if we need to.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:59 PM   #53
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Wow! We live in ours fulltime and we buy food and things as we need it. The only time we
Are ready to leave quickly, is when we are parked overnight in Walmart. What do people who can't afford a MH do to be prepared? I never really thought about my MH as an escape pod or lifeboat, its just home.
I will admit, my home is always well maintained and I could drive cross country whenever needed.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:42 PM   #54
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Living here in New Hampshire we keep the rig winterized but that will NOT keep us from hitting the road!

Like others we have the perishables in a tub. Only hold up would be connecting a hose to city water connection, Blow out the pink stuff & then fill up the water tank.

Both our motorhomes have "saved our bacon" a couple times.

Back from a trip to CA we find the house infested with fleas! Moved into the 94 Pace for a couple days.

Purchase a home & we lived in the 93 Pace while remodeling the interior.

At one time we had the generator in the Pace connected to the house because we lost power due to a storm.

Last months ice storm, Power was out for 2 days BUT we stayed in the 07 Discovery for 4 days because we where so comfortable!

For those of you in Southern California who have their rig ready to go in case of an earthquake.....

I would think you all would have to map an escape route that would somehow by-pass any bridges or overpasses that might have collapsed!!
As a so cal resident I do feel that we will not be able to leave the area after a quake.

Keep the coach in a walking distance storage lot. Full water, fuel, propane. New batteries, solar charger. Just need to restock water.

Have a 12v pump and a water bladder. And a large 4x4 pickup. And several mounted coach water pumps to force water into the tank.

Prefer gravity fill but have not done that yet.

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Old 12-31-2014, 03:33 AM   #55
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Normally we are less than 30 minutes if need be. Just fill the water tank and a few perishables in the fridge and we are on our way.
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Back in our weekend and vacation days the RV was always ready to go with the exception of any perishable food. Immediately upon our return the wife would have the sheets, towels and any other RV specific laundry in the washer and it would all be loaded back into the rig within 24 hours. If we needed to take our own water I'd fill the tank the night before our departure.

Of course this excludes winter. Our RVs had to be prepped for a long winter nap after returning from our last outing of the year.

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