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Old 10-06-2016, 09:13 PM   #1
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Rockin through the storm

Sitting in my motorhome, deep dark outside with very thick clouds, high winds and twirling trees, rain pounding down, a perfect fall Pacific North West night. Living in an area called Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, out on a point of land just right for that wind swept experience. I don't have my jacks down, waiting for parts from HWH so I don't have the stability benefit they could offer.

Looking forward to tomorrow as a fleet of restored vintage buses and motorhomes are suppose to arrive for their annual Canadian Thanksgiving meet up, which occurs every October.

So what have been your storm experiences living in your Class A?
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:03 PM   #2
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I love BC and Vancouver Island. I had a bolt of lightning hit just outside the RV while boondocking near Flagstaff AZ. Needed a fresh underware change.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:30 PM   #3
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Hurricane Rita had us moving a bit back in 2005. The storm was supposed to come in to the west of us but being so close to the coast, we knew there would still be some high winds in our area. Took off to the north in the MH and stopped at the state park about 50 miles away. Was awoken the next morning with a knock at the door, the man knocking telling us Rita had turned a bit and that we had to evacuate. Ok, we head up another 50 or so miles to the northeast to end up in a state park in Louisiana. Figured for sure we were good but guess what, had to evacuate again the next day.

Finally wound up in Shreveport where, as our luck would have it, the storm followed to go right over us. Luckily, the winds were down to 40 mph with gusts slightly higher at that point. Even with the jacks down, we felt some rocking going on. Needless to say, was an interesting night for sure...

Oh, and when we did make it back home, found we had a big mess and no water or electricity. Water came back within a week but electricity stayed out for almost a month. Gasoline was hard to come by but we stretched it so that we could run the generator when needed. The motorhome was a life saver!
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:51 PM   #4
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Went through a massive storm summer of 2015 while camped at Buffalo Bill SP outside Cody...

It ripped awnings off neighboring coaches, blew down tents, and just made a total mess of things...

Luckily I saw it coming across the lake and I brought everything in (including slides) and we hunkered down.... It REALLY rock our coach for abt 30 mins or so.... Passed on through and folks started trying to put things back together....
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Sitting in my motorhome, deep dark outside with very thick clouds, high winds and twirling trees, rain pounding down, a perfect fall Pacific North West night. Living in an area called Qualicum Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, out on a point of land just right for that wind swept experience. I don't have my jacks down, waiting for parts from HWH so I don't have the stability benefit they could offer.

Looking forward to tomorrow as a fleet of restored vintage buses and motorhomes are suppose to arrive for their annual Canadian Thanksgiving meet up, which occurs every October.

So what have been your storm experiences living in your Class A?
Being we are just over the mountain to the west of you we have had a lot of interesting forays out to the west coast near Ucluelet for storm watching. Our favorite place has been closed for some asinine reason and we miss being able to boondock at Toquaht Bay to storm watch.

At one winter event while I was backing in to my spot in the passenger mirror I could see the flutes and in the drivers side mirror I could see the head of this humongous Orca that was swimming along the beech looking for a way to get at the seals sitting in among the rocks along the shore.

At another storm watching trip we got to watch Bald Eagles swooping down and picking Salmon out of the bay at the site.

How long you going to be there as we could maybe get together for a coffee session.
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So after I posted, the winds got worse, the motorhome was moving to the side big time, many many times. Later pine cones and small branches hit the ceiling, the noise was continuous and didn't let up until a little after one in the morning. Went outside expecting to see damage on my unit and car but nothing. However the motorhome was surrounded by small tree debris. I'm always nervous in high wind storms when close to tall trees, even a large branch coming down can have huge consequences to motorhome and life and limb. I almost got up to relocate to a wide open field at the campground, it would be even more open to the wind but no trees close at all. In the end I waited it out then fell asleep to awake to a beautiful clear day and a number of oldie be goldie refurbished buses into motorhomes.
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stay safe and post pictures of the oldie be goldie buses
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