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Old 08-26-2015, 08:14 AM   #1
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Hurricane preparedness

Can anyone give me suggestions on how to protect my motorhome in case the hurricane does come in by us in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
I have it parked on the side of my property, in front of the house, on the concrete driveway. I wish I could get it further back so it would be protected by the two houses, but I can't.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Hurricane preparedness

Of course the best thing to do is head out of the path three days in advance.
Other than that , I'd remove the wheel covers as they'll fly off or be torn to pieces.

My MH went through two in Palm Beach . I was lucky they weren't major as I didn't suffer any damage.
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Having been thru 5 hurricanes, my plan would be drive away. Load loved ones, fur kids, favorite things and get out of Dodge. You're in the ideal situation to be safely out of harms way. If you stay, you'll be swamped by neighbors will "can we" requests for help. Turning them down isn't easy or always the best solution.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:33 AM   #5
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Can anyone give me suggestions on how to protect my motorhome in case the hurricane does come in by us in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
I have it parked on the side of my property, in front of the house, on the concrete driveway. I wish I could get it further back so it would be protected by the two houses, but I can't.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Carol

I'm over on the other coast at Fort Myers. Looks like the storm will impact land early on Monday and may be due south of you. In your situation, I would pick out a destination over in the center of the state and make a decision Sunday morning. The prudent thing would be to prepare the house & then load the family and take an unscheduled road trip.


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Old 08-26-2015, 09:08 AM   #6
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As I have a Thor Hurricane, I plan on having lettering made that says "Escape Pod" and place it right below the "Hurricane" lettering on the sides. Now that I'm retired, I don't have to stay!
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:08 AM   #7
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Sunday morning check where Erika is going.
Doesn't look good right now for any part of Florida.
Better chance of missing the West coast then the East.
You might want to take I95N to 441N to get inland.

I stayed put for Wilma as they said it was going North of us(Miami area) the day before it would hit and be a lower powered one.

Yep!!! they were wrong on both accounts. I lucked out only losing two vent cover, one window awning and breaking of patio awning end cap rivets.

So moving to a safe place in Florida may only mean a trip NW of where they are guessing it is going too. Maybe even into another state.

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Too late this time to change/modify insurance coverage, but I would for the future. DRIVE NORTH!
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I have been through two hurricanes out at sea when I was in the navy. After seeing what they can do with a huge ship. Your MH is like a toy boat in a bathtub. The people that are advising you to get out of town are giving you great advice.
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I'm in Louisiana & just filled up the fuel tank & also sanitizing the fresh water tank just in case we need to leave. If I was in your location I would plan on heading out of town.
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DO NOT leave it sitting in your yard if you want to keep it! Get on the Turnpike and go up to around Ocala to Lake City or even farther northward if you want. You'll need to leave a couple of days early.
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Buy fuel ahead of the rush and fill your fresh water tank. You can always drain it later
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Lived in south Florida for 34 years. Been through many tropical storms and more than one “minor” hurricane What did I learn?
GET OUT! Please get out and get out early.
Do this now:
  • Fill your fuel tank
  • Fill fresh water tank
  • Load three-four days of food
  • Take any needed medications
  • Check air pressure on all tires

    Watch predictions closely. You need to leave three days BEFORE landfall to avoid major road congestion. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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There is really one and only one good way to protect up to around a dozen motor homes.. Good time to load up and visit BLUE OX company in Pender, NE.

Note.. many more (Hundreds) of RV's can be accomodated at other parks in Michigan, WIsconson, NE, Whoming, Colorado and .. places Hurricanes do not bother.

Beware tornados however.
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