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Old 06-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #29
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I dont live far from the Albert Pike campground catastrophe in Arkansas. Many campers lost their lives in the flash flooding. Please, please folks, DO get a weather radio! DONT just count on internet or cellular service, because the campground had NEITHER. The rain hit me and my stickhouse around 9 pm, and rolled in there around 1 am. Killed around 30 folks. Have a plan to stay informed, and a HASTY exit plan! Its not worth our lives.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #30
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I'm one of those that watches the weather from the time they see the clouds rolling in. I've lived the last 20+ years in hurricane country, but I'm actually worried that will impede our judgement about wind, rain, and such when we are out of reinforced mortar and in an RV.
My plan is for us to get a weather radio that we keep on(I'd find it relaxing anyway, as bad as that sounds ) and check weather reports daily. If we see a bad storm heading our way, we pack up and move to a place that is expected to have a couple of weeks with little bad weather
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:47 AM   #31
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I will repeat my self on this one. We bought a Reecom weather radio which can be run on 12V but its main advantage is that it shuts off the warning after it is given and as far as I know the Midlands does not. It went off five times last night! Reecom
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:00 PM   #32
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I use weather bug on my phone, it's a good app.
On my computers weather bug tripped the anti-virus alerts big time, I slapped it and use Forecast Fox instead (Firefox add on) I also have a weather-all hazards alert radio which at the moment is programmed for where I hang out but if I hit the travel button it picks up all areas within range.

As for the jacks up;down

The jacks up or down is not going to make any difference to a bolt of lightening, None at all, makes no difference.

But to a gust of wind, they can make the difference between wheels down and wheels sideways.. JACKS DOWN is way safer than up.

If you can't understand this think of just one thing.

How much clearance is there between teh jacks and the ground? (six to 10 inches max) how far did that bolt of lightening travel before it hit your rig? Thousands of feet) what's an extra half foot... NOTHING that's what. Less than 1 tents of one percent of the distance it's already jumped.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #33
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Unplug your shore power & cable. Retract you stabilizers if they are down. Lower your antenna if up.
What about the hitch thing? That will still be on the ground. You can't retract that on a TT.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #34
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First night in our "NTU" trailer; DH had gone home to work: alone with 2 boys. I hadn't had one minute to check the weather all day, what with driving 2 hours returning from tent camping with the church women; finishing the take down of the pop-up that was traded; getting settled into the new trailer. Good thing the CG owners are so wonderful; came and knocked on our door at 11:30 pm (we still hadn't settled down from the excitement of the move) to tell me to put my awning in; we were expected 60 mph winds and he didn't want me to lose it the first night out!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #35
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Last night as it started to storm, I'm laying in bed reading this thread and being glad for the rain. The wind picked up a lot and well they haven't officially declared it yet but there was a tornado somewhere in our little town. House and garages are ok and truck and jeep too. Some neighbors not so lucky. Big tree fell on my freshly remodeled and rebuilt 33' Starcraft TT :'-( I hope insurance doesn't screw me. I'm sick because I have hundreds of hours invested in the rig and we have only got to use it two weekends :-( makes me wanna cry. Here's a couple pics. Can't see much will post more later. 1,000# tongue weight, it picked the tongue up, it was off the ground as were front stabs. Rear stabs are MANGLED!
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Last night as it started to storm, I'm laying in bed reading this thread and being glad for the rain. The wind picked up a lot and well they haven't officially declared it yet but there was a tornado somewhere in our little town. House and garages are ok and truck and jeep too. Some neighbors not so lucky. Big tree fell on my freshly remodeled and rebuilt 33' Starcraft TT :'-( I hope insurance doesn't screw me. I'm sick because I have hundreds of hours invested in the rig and we have only got to use it two weekends :-( makes me wanna cry. Here's a couple pics. Can't see much will post more later. 1,000# tongue weight, it picked the tongue up, it was off the ground as were front stabs. Rear stabs are MANGLED!
I cannot imagine the pains you are feeling in the aftermath of this catastrophe, if there is a bright spot to your post, no injuries, whatever was damaged can be rebuilt, at least you've gone over this ground before, so a rebuild should be simpler this time around. Good luck.
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Yea i am sick to my stomach. Landlords insurance won't cover it but he is paying me $500 to remove the downed timber upon my request to avoid a careless tree company hurting the trailer more. After some more pix we got it unburied. Thank god for my winch and snatch block. Spent at least a half hr on roof of TT with chainsaw minimizing the limbs carefully, then winch and snatch block the downed limb from remaining limb, to get weight off trailer then pulled trailer out from under it. I am devastated.
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Renters insurance should cover it of you have it. I know I checked with our insurance about that very thing when we bought our first hybrid.
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