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Old 10-05-2016, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hurricane prep: Tarps on the roof?

With the big hurricane rolling in on Florida I was thinking about what preventative measures to take for my Class A being stored uncovered outdoors. I have a good, dry roof, but was thinking maybe a couple of tarps tied over the roof might not be a bad idea. I was going to get a couple of cheap blue tarps and tiring them on the roof to help keep things dry. Is this a good idea, or could I possibly be creating problems by doing this?
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:13 PM   #2
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Would think tarps might cause more problems then good. If you have no leaks now leave as is, just not under any tree limbs etc. Slides in for sure
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Unless you could tie the tarp down pretty well the wind is liable to cause it to flap around and the metal grommets may do damage. Placing it close to a sturdy structure and away from trees would be my strategy. Or better yet, take a 3 day trip to Panama City.
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Cheap tarp = sail in a hurricane!
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:28 PM   #5
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Tarps, not a good idea. Strong winds and they will beat the daylights out of your MH.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:59 PM   #6
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Wow, a first! A unanimous no tarp.

Thanks
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They will not stay there.
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High winds can do really unbelievable things sometimes. Maybe the RV will blow away and leave the tarps laying on the ground? Anyway, I really don't think a tarp is going to do any good in a hurricane.
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If you see a classic or street rod on an open trailor it's never tarped. The tarp or cover in the wind will damage paint!
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I agree with taking a short trip away from the hurricane in the motor home.
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I'd find a way to drive out of danger.

Would also be worried about slide toppers, with the wind getting behind/under them and blowing the topper out.

Haven't looked, but there may be a way to tie them tight so they don't unwind.
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We bugged out from SE Georgia this morning.
Now 200 miles east in a campground full of refugees.
I don't worry about hurricanes. I move. The biggest damages are from wind and hail. A tarp won't stop neither!
Hail yes, I bugged out.
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We bugged out from SE Georgia this morning.
Now 200 miles east in a campground full of refugees.
I don't worry about hurricanes. I move. The biggest damages are from wind and hail. A tarp won't stop neither!
Hail yes, I bugged out.
You went 200 Miles east from SE Georgia? Where are you?
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My thoughts as well ??
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You went 200 Miles east from SE Georgia? Where are you?
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