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Old 11-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #1
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Got out of Sandy's aftermath

My RV has been in our driveway for the past 2 months while we try and sell our home. We Live just south of Easton, PA right on the NJ border (we can see NJ out the window) Our home did not suffer any damage, but the Bounder lost the solar panel to a tree branch.

More frustrating was the number of closed roads. Lack of power (still) and very few open supermarkets and gas stations. We found a route literally under trees and wires and were able to get to I-78 and left the area Wednesday evening. We stayed in NC (will post on the campgounds area soon) at a nice place then came down to St. Augustine to Bryn Mawr Ocean resort. Will also post about that one soon also!

Power expected back on at "home" and work by the end of the next week. These are the times I am glad we have this older home on wheels!

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Good for you ---- stay safe!

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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Glad you are safe! We didn't have our RV in 2008 when Ike hit Houston, but we'll be ready next time!! I remember all too well the 2 weeks in our home without power...ack. Never again.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Absolutely. One of the real advantages of having an RV is to be able to go anywhere you need/want to go to get out of harms way or respond to other emergencies.

Stay safe.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #5
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When Ike was coming, we evacuated in the MH. We evacuate whenever a storm predictability is coming this way. Even if it doesn't it is better to be safe.

During Ike, Texas City, and surrounding areas were without electricity for 17 days. We returned when the electricity came back on.

If you have an RV you have a big advantage. Hotels and motels fill up pretty fast. Make your campground reservations early if you can. it is better to have to cancel the reservation than to spend two weeks boondocking.

Happy trails. Happy to hear you are safe.
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I agree RV's can be a big advantage in a case of a predicted storm... We live in "tornado alley" , not much notice on those,,, if you're lucky a few minutes... Glad you all made it out safe !!! At least if we have another record breaking ice storm like a couple years ago, we'll have hot running water !!!

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