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Old 09-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #15
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Not everybody has the luxury of leaving, right?
But you can use your wheels to some advantage.
Unlike "mobile homes", your rig is always actually mobile!
It's a good idea to do what the boat owners do- face her into the wind.

Broadside is b-a-a-a-d!

You might cover the front with something so debris won't hurt so much...
Then go inside YOUR HOUSE, hunker down, and hope for the best

Good luck!


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Old 09-14-2011, 12:04 PM   #16
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gotta love the advise from the gallery. I realize your not protecting it from an andrew sooo ; since you are in so fl put 3 anchors in the ground with a 1/2 inch eyebolt protruding. Can even be recessed for lawnmower issues. Get 3 cheap comealongs from northern ; one for the tongue and one for each rear corner. Crank them down as tight as you feel. This will keep the rock and roll off and it will stay put. If your in the coral rock world your done ; if in the muck world of broward county thats an anchoring nightmare. This is cheap and quick! Also the front eyebolt is a good anchor for cable lock.
The jacking up for the tires is for boats ; put boat trailer up on blocks and ad lots of water for weight.
This is only for less than catastrophic storms of course ; common sense here. The insurance company worries about that.
I grew up in miami and one of first jobs was anchoring trailers whan dade county enacted first anchoring requirements. Teenage moola up the wazoo but digging in coral rock was serious labor. Dont let the wusses scare you

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:16 PM   #17
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Thanks to those who responded.

My thanks to those who took the time to offer some reasonable suggestions for at least increasing the odds of the trailer surviving a storm. There are those of us whose responsiblity it is to say put, work till the last minute to get others and ourselves safe, 'hunker down' during the storm, and get outside immediately after to help put things back together. Based on the feedback, I think I've devised a tie-down plan. Now I just have to gather the needed materials. Thanks again.

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