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Old 04-24-2011, 05:54 PM   #15
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Know the prevailing danger for where you go:
1. Hurricanes in Florida, the SE Coast and Gulf Coast
2. Tornados in the mid west
3. Tsunamis in the Pac North West
4. The NE attitudes (lol)

Be aware, carry a weather radio, be computer savy and have wi-fi or a good cell link to family that can go to WeatherChannel.com...

All of the above will go a long way in making a graceful escape to points less threatening. That is one of the finer points of being "mobile" !!!

Bad neighbors, noisy campground, threatening local weather... all are reasons for me to pull up the poly carpet, roll up the awning, raise the jacks and make like a drum and "beat-it"... simply know where ya go and stay always ready to depart. But is that not the reason we RV in the first place ?

Be safe, travel well...
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #16
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Know the prevailing danger for where you go:
1. Hurricanes in Florida, the SE Coast and Gulf Coast
2. Tornados in the mid west
3. Tsunamis in the Pac North West
4. The NE attitudes (lol)

Be aware, carry a weather radio, be computer savy and have wi-fi or a good cell link to family that can go to WeatherChannel.com...

All of the above will go a long way in making a graceful escape to points less threatening. That is one of the finer points of being "mobile" !!!

Bad neighbors, noisy campground, threatening local weather... all are reasons for me to pull up the poly carpet, roll up the awning, raise the jacks and make like a drum and "beat-it"... simply know where ya go and stay always ready to depart. But is that not the reason we RV in the first place ?

Be safe, travel well...
Amen Brother,

At this time of year, the west coast rules!
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:12 PM   #17
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Hi akadeadeye,
In a wind storm, slides closed and jacks down enough to put some weight on each jack. Don't go raising the coach much. Don't bother to disconnect the electric. When the jacks are on the ground, the frame is grounded to earth.
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They have wheels for a reason lift jacks unplug and drive like HE**
Why stick around nothing is safe in a tornado unless you have a bunker in the ground
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Crossing the street can kill you too.......but cross it we do!

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Crossing the street can kill you too.......but cross it we do!

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Hey Icey,
Where are you to drive your 35+ in GBR?
Any thoughts on "THE WEDDING"?

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Most class A's are now safer than a TT or 5er. Yes they have more frame on the bottom, but they are basically built with the same top structure. So once it rolls over or something lands on top of it, it will crushed like an egg shell.

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I saw an ad from Winnibago where they dropped a Class A from what looked like about 10' on it's top. Didn't even wrinkle the side panels. Needless to say, I was impressed
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IF you have a Smart Phone, WeatherBug has an app you can install that provides you with Weather/Fire alerts.

Mine went off this morning and alerted me to 7 different life threatening situations around my zipcode.

None were critical for me, but just knowing that stuff was happening in advance let me make plans.

Had one alert been a tornado, I would not have stayed in my house. It is a two story and that upper floor most likely would become instant debris on top of the bottom floor.
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