Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Rsanchez24's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 231
Auto levelers

During a severe thunder stormswith high winds and possible tornados and tons of lightning , should we be on all the wheels or up on the levelers???????? We have about an hour before they hit. We are living in our Rv on our property while we build our house. Should we slide the slides in, the drivers side slide is 35 feet long?
__________________

__________________
Rsanchez24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
Vette Racer's Avatar


 
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Posts: 2,823
If it were me, I'd put the levelers down for stability, close the big slide, and get out of the RV and find a good substantial building or below ground area for greater safety.
__________________

__________________
Tom
KE5NCP
2016 Silver Ram 3500 CC Dually, 2011 HitchHiker DA 349 RSB, 2014 Wrangler unlimited Rubicon
Vette Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
DSL417's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6,206
Blog Entries: 2
I'm a meteorologist and once chased tornados. I can say this with complete confidence, if your in the tornados path it will make no difference. Tornados will pick up fully loaded semis (that's 72K lbs or more) and toss them. You don't want to be inside.

My advice, have a low spot ID'd on you property. You're safer lying on your belly in a ditch (covering your head) than in a coach or a trailer.

With straight winds and hail, I'd think the safest would be in your coach, levelers up and air bags deflated; make sure your wheels are straight. that reduces the air that can get under the coach. Same if a tornado is near, but not on top of you.

If you hear the roar, find a low spot...otherwise hold on. Good luck.
__________________
Dave and Beth
2015 Cornerstone 45J
Ford F-150 and 2016 Polaris Razor
DSL417 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
DSL417's Avatar


 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6,206
Blog Entries: 2
Slides in.
__________________
Dave and Beth
2015 Cornerstone 45J
Ford F-150 and 2016 Polaris Razor
DSL417 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2008
Location: N. Palm Springs CA (in winter)
Posts: 2,420
I would bring in the sides to protect the slide topper from getting beaten up in the wind and possibly torn. My preference is to use the jacks and tires together for stabilization, but NOT in tornado winds. Also lock all side compartments, bring in all unneccessary cords and lower all antennas and flag poles. Eliminate flying debris when possible. When lightening is possible, disconnect and put away your power cord. You do not want a power surge or spike to go directly into your wiring system.
__________________
Doggy Daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Rsanchez24's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 231
All good suggestions , keep them coming. Oh forgot about the antenna.
__________________
Rsanchez24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
chuckinthebus's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 1,710
Stow as much as you can. Good luck and we are praying for a safe passage of the storms for you.
__________________
Chuck, Sara (RVM 50.5) & Chopper (the fuzzy 1)
2003 DSDP w/2015 Jeep Wrangler, 2 Kayaks & 2 bikes. Living and Loving life.
RVM50
chuckinthebus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 05:07 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Rsanchez24's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 231
Well that was an interesting night. All turned out fine. Slept with slides in, and one eye open. But we had no problems. The storms blew through with out any damage to our rig.
__________________
Rsanchez24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 11:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Pricejh's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 633
Good to hear.
__________________

__________________
John Price
2016 Denali 289RK w/a Hensley Arrow Hitch
2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings
Pricejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.