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Old 05-18-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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When is it time to leave

With all the bad storms this year how do you know when it's time to get out of your RV or do you,this picture happened last week with a storm that had 60 mph winds.I know a motorhome would take much more wind but how much more.
Do you have a plan when storms rolls in,or play it by ear.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-18-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Great question. I hope some good guidelines are posted.

As bad as those pictures are it is impressive that both of those units are still fairly square, and the upside down unit doesn't seem to have collapsed noticeably.
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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We tune in to the emergency weather channel. If they say take cover we leash the two dogs, grab 2 cocktails and head for the showers. Usually gets crowded and has a party like atmosphere.
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By the time the trailer is shaking around enough , that you think it might roll over , you wouldn't be safe outside either. Rock and a hard place.
250 miles away would be a safe place.
Personally, in some of the parks I've been in , my coach is better built than the buildings, so I'd take my chances inside the RV.
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I'm like you Skip,some of the parks and camp grounds we stay in theres just no where to go.
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Stan , a few questions about the photos.
Where was the storm?
How localized was the damage ? Just the two RVs ?
Reason for asking.
A few years back a small tornado touched down in a RV park in Fort Mojave AZ. , RVs were flipped over as in your photo, but 3 sites away only lawn furniture was moved around, and at the office; 1/8 mile away; they only heard the noise.
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It was at Big Springs Texas,they had a lot of trees and power lines blown over also
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Part of that just has to be good planning to avoid areas where tornadic activity is likely during a certain time of year. Of course, that's easier said than done. We have been fortunate to avoid any major storms during our short time on the road, so we can't speak personally. But if the situation allowed, I would anchor up and go elsewhere as soon as it became obvious something severe was on its way.
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It was at Big Springs Texas,they had a lot of trees and power lines blown over also
Where was pic taken? Around west Tex? We live in midland to. Greenwood. Oh heck you just told me. Lol
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I watch the weather forecasts and kept the emergency weather radio on. I also look at weather radar on my smart phone. I bug out before the winds get bad. Last year, I spent hours watching the world's slowest moving tornado (ground speed under 10mph) make a beeline toward me. When it was about 15 miles away at 1 A.M., I put the dog n the truck and drove 30 miles perpendicular it's path and watched the weather radar on my smart phone. It dissipated about 5 miles before reaching the camper.

Some of the state parks I've stayed at have postings of where to go in bad weather. The above mentioned place listed the bathrooms and also the in-town storm shelters.
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I have weather alerts on my smart phones and tablets. If I get any warning I bring in the awnings and the slides. I agree with Skip426. Some CGs have very poor storm proof buildings. My MH survived the winds of super storm Sandy, and it came ashore 10 miles from where I had it parked. A tornado is a different story.
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We have made the decision that if we're gonna be at a location for more than a couple of nights that we will inquire about the nearest emergency shelter.
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I watch the weather constantly ever since we we caught in a tornado in Nebraska and destroyed our first class c RV, with us in it. The great thing about a house on wheels you can leave when bad weather is approaching.
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