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Old 10-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Any Port in a Storm

Very windy conditions here in Michigan today and tomorrow and power outages are normal because of the trees in most areas. Reading the paper about 5:30 pm tonite and off goes our power. DW has a pasty pie in the oven and obviously the oven doesn't work without power so what to do ? One of the benefits of MH ownership if you store at home is you have back-up living facilities in case of a problems. I simply turned on the LP, fired up the oven for the pasty, started the generator for lights and DW and I watched the news on TV until the pie was cooked. Power back on about 2 hours later so back to the house, but sure a good feeling to know you have an alternative in stormy weather. Not too sure I won't need it again before this system blows thru tomorrow nite.
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Very nice!

I almost drove my Class B to work today (Central Ohio). I am glad I did not with all that wind.

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Old 10-27-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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My wife and I are stuck in a campground in Spearfish SD. The winds came up just as we were leaving Custer Nat Park and we decided to hunker down for a few days. Our waterhose froze last night. Us Southern Californians aren't used to this stuff.
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Sitting here on the north side of gun lake 35 to 40 mph winds.Dogs and wife are hunker down ...lol Nice sunset though.. Hope all is having fun today.
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Sitting in the house ready to ''make a break for the basement if it gets ''worser''.... We are outside Hickory Nc hoping these twister clouds go somewhere else. WE AINT USE TO TWISTERS AROUND HERE.
Best of luck to all and for goodness sake Be Safe..........
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My wife and I are stuck in a campground in Spearfish SD. The winds came up just as we were leaving Custer Nat Park and we decided to hunker down for a few days. Our waterhose froze last night. Us Southern Californians aren't used to this stuff.
Hope you had some time to look around Spearfish while you there. Especially the fish hatchery. Spearfish is a neat place to be stuck.
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No pie involved, but the dogs and I took refuge in the motor home for a few hours, when the power went out. Nice and cozy, watched a movie, the dogs slept.
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Power also has been spotty last few days. Each time it's gone off we look out to the MH and am comforted to know we have options, though I kick myself for allowing the LP in the MH to be low. We live rurally so many use LP for home heating. I called a local LP dealer to see if his route trucks can fill an RV (nope)..so if the power goes we have electricity and heat enough for perhaps 1 night.
That is if the MH hasn't blown away by the time we need it.
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Suggestion to Don concerning shortage of LP. A year or so ago while we were broke down in Denver I got one of the 30 pound bottles and had an ''adapter'' made that I could turn off my main tank and hook the 30 pound bottle into the system and use that while we were broken down. It worked well and we carry the small LP tank in the basement to run our portable campfire now. It is relatively light, protable, and easy to exchange at about any ''Minute Market''. I think Camping World also sells an ''adaptor'' for this purpose. You can also hook up a lantern to it and a grill also. It is really handy and a lot cheaper than those little bottles, and no litter or waste of a container. Anyhow, we use ours lots of times and it works well for us.

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Some of my neighbors, 5 miles to the north of me, still don't have power.
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Power also has been spotty last few days. Each time it's gone off we look out to the MH and am comforted to know we have options, though I kick myself for allowing the LP in the MH to be low. We live rurally so many use LP for home heating. I called a local LP dealer to see if his route trucks can fill an RV (nope)..so if the power goes we have electricity and heat enough for perhaps 1 night.
That is if the MH hasn't blown away by the time we need it.


My LP supplier fills my "home" LP tank then my "RV" tank whenever I need it...
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My wife and I are stuck in a campground in Spearfish SD. The winds came up just as we were leaving Custer Nat Park and we decided to hunker down for a few days. Our waterhose froze last night. Us Southern Californians aren't used to this stuff.
A couple of years ago, we were traveling across South Dakota westbound on I-90 and the wind and rain were blowing so hard that we stopped several times and placed the nose of the rig into the wind and waited for it to slow down. it never really did and we stopped at 11:00 am at a CG in Mitchell, SD. We were lucky, but others in the CG had awnings damaged or torn off. The next day we drove to Rapid City, where our kids live. We set up camp at Ellsworth, AFB Famcamp. The wind never stopped for the four days that we were there. Kept the slides in most of the time and of course, no awnings were out. Man, the wind can really blow across those wide open spaces.

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Thanks to both Seajay and Stubeje for the suggestions.
The local LP dealer said his trucks don't carry the adaptor for RV's and I must come to the local plant for LP fill. Oh well..moot point now as we put her in winter storage yesterday..which is a few miles away.
We did use her over the weekend and burned the Lp for furnace as it got down to the lower 30's..the LP lasted and even a bit left.
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