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Old 10-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #29
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Move if you can. Not worth the chance. It will be miserable up there when 45 million people don't have electricity. I have done it in florida with Wilma and it was nasty..Good luck. Get out of Dodge...
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:01 PM   #30
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Now you said you are awaiting a part.. What part. If it's something you need to drive, Good luck and see if you can park it INSIDE the shop.

If it's something you can live without for a while...

Quote Governor Arnold (CA) and tell the shop "I'll be back". and head west young man.

On edit before a moderator says anything:

1: He was not yet Governor when he uttered that signature line
2: I only mentioned he's governer cause I can't spell his last name so feel free to edit "Governor Arnold" to his real name and delete the on-edit part along with the (CA).

I am in no way making a political comment, Just IDing the man.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #31
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Oh Well!!

We are currently at Cherry Hill north of DC. Against my better judgement, we are going to stick it our. I moved to a treeless site with elevation, secured anything loose and filled the fresh water tank to max.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #32
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We are currently at Cherry Hill north of DC. Against my better judgement, we are going to stick it our. I moved to a treeless site with elevation, secured anything loose and filled the fresh water tank to max.

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Saturday at 4:00 pm the weather channel has the eye of the storm coming ashore in New Jersey. With large area of the system, and the storm pivoting east of Washington DC, the region will get slapped hard. If it were I, I would get on I95 and drive the three hours south towards Richmond. Just north of Richmond there is a large campground just off I95.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #33
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hal-3, I'd get out of the area if at all possible. From the forecast, I would not want to chance riding it out. High wind, lots of water, tornadoes and the possibility of days without power or water. Secure the house and all loose items, take important papers, medications and pet supplies and leave. If you have an RV, leave in it and get it to a safe area. it may wind up being home for some period of time.

I would rather be safe than sorry.

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We are currently at Cherry Hill north of DC. Against my better judgement, we are going to stick it our. I moved to a treeless site with elevation, secured anything loose and filled the fresh water tank to max.
Back in Miami in '92, I remember telling my worried brother and father in Mpls that we were "hunkering down" in anticipation of the arrival of Andrew, in a 1-story CBS house with a low profile concrete roof. Steel panels over the windows helped little as the front door blew in, frame and all. Then the garage door. Then the roof started coming off. Of course the eye wall of a category 5 hurricane with imbedded tornadoes is much worse than what you are likely to encounter. Your aluminum/fiberglass cigar tube will offer little or no protection at all.

Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. I was at Cherry Hill around 3 weeks ago. Right now I am sitting next to the sand dunes in Myrtle Beach. I prepared to leave for higher ground yesterday, fearing water coming over the dunes as well as salt/sand spray, but decided to stay. It worked out okay as the center was 350 miles away. Still feeling gusts today. If I were sitting where you are now, I would be packing up and heading south.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #35
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Hey...Footdoc...NICE AVATAR!!!
It worked, I instantly tried to squash the dangbug!
I guess it comes from living in Florida!
OP...Storm now gone by..how did you make out??
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #36
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Be brave, ride it out. From as far away as you can get. Otherwise, the lee side of a solid building is great advice.

Best - lee side of a solid building 100 miles to the west. Or 200 miles.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #37
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You don't want to head due west from DC area because then you run into blizzards. We have power, but others around me are not so lucky. In this case, south is better.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:30 AM   #38
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We left Portsmouth on Friday. The coach has a minor problem with a ground wire that doesn't impact anything other than the fuel and air gauges. I'll keep it full and listen for the compressors to purge. That will let me know if they are functioning. We went south to Cumberland County NC. Very little effect here - some wind and rain. For two days we watched the utility trucks heading north on 95 and flat beds with generators. An amazing effort that started 3 days before the storm hit. Hope all that could get out did.
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A small cat 1 is no big deal. Sandy is huge. Of course now we're seeing the overnight damage. Nasty.
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Sandy

Last night about midnight I pulled in both slides which were on the down wind side. It wasn't to bad. The only problem was condensation on the passenger window frame. We were lucky and the main hit was north of here.
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Battle tested, The 05 Travel Supreme made it thru Sandy just fine. We are in Kutztown, Pa and it got to 70+ at times. We elected to close it up and go to a motel (glad we did) Came back at 8 am and found it was ok. No power or water in cg but fired up the genset and we are go to go. We have now made it thru last years 13+ blizzard, tornado, earthquake, and now hurricane. Bring it on! (we will be in the motel) LOL
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #42
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Well we live 10 miles north of where The I came ashore We had no power in the House so we decided to go out and get in the motorhome we have been in it for two days now not one problem nice and warm have electric and gas what more could one ask for. With the jacks down I was surprised how stable the MH was. We still sit here waiting for the electric to come back on in the house And it don't look like it will be today. According to the weather Channel the winds were 90 mile an hour.
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