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Old 08-29-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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Should I stay or should I go?

Hi everyone. We live in Orlando and we've weathered many hurricanes, including the infamous 4 in 2004. We board up, the whole nine yards, and have done just fine, given a blown down fence or two and a small leak in the roof. BUT NOW WE HAVE AN RV to worry about. Our 34 foot Class A Forest River Georgetown, which we store outside in a immaculate, professional RV lot in St. Cloud, FL . The owners are professional and go to great lengths to watch over vehicles, etc. The roads are paved. There is no debris, and there are no trees in sight.(in the boondocks.) If it weren't for the RV, we'd probably just stay here and hunker down. But my husband thinks we ought to take the RV out of town away from the storm. Problem: there is not an RV park with any sites available, and truly, the storm is so unpredictable, no one knows where it's going at this point exactly. I'm afraid we'd get caught in the middle of it somehow. It is supposed to hit Orlando at a category 1( 74 to 95 mpg.)
Does anybody have any experience in this? Has anyone left their RV out in a hurricane.
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Take the RV and head for Alabama.
That is what I would do.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:22 PM   #3
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Take the RV and head for Alabama.
That is what I would do.
Not a bad idea there... Ill talk to my husband..
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I wouldn't wait. The interstates may become parking lots as it gets closer. Fuel up at first convenient place if not already full
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I would be packed, stocked and have the RV on the road no later than tomorrow morning.
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Hurricane Evacuation Safe Haven

There is another member offering shelter in AL.
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I wouldn't wait. The interstates may become parking lots as it gets closer. Fuel up at first convenient place if not already full
Got it. We'll be good to go by noon, but after reading everyone;s posts, it's smart to hit the road.
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Thank you so very much for this info!
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Hi everyone. We live in Orlando and we've weathered many hurricanes, including the infamous 4 in 2004. We board up, the whole nine yards, and have done just fine, given a blown down fence or two and a small leak in the roof. BUT NOW WE HAVE AN RV to worry about. Our 34 foot Class A Forest River Georgetown, which we store outside in a immaculate, professional RV lot in St. Cloud, FL . The owners are professional and go to great lengths to watch over vehicles, etc. The roads are paved. There is no debris, and there are no trees in sight.(in the boondocks.) If it weren't for the RV, we'd probably just stay here and hunker down. But my husband thinks we ought to take the RV out of town away from the storm. Problem: there is not an RV park with any sites available, and truly, the storm is so unpredictable, no one knows where it's going at this point exactly. I'm afraid we'd get caught in the middle of it somehow. It is supposed to hit Orlando at a category 1( 74 to 95 mpg.)
Does anybody have any experience in this? Has anyone left their RV out in a hurricane.
Thanks so much in advance....
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I left my class a out in Ivan. $3k in damages. The following year I left it behind a bank sheltered from the wind when Dennis blew through. The bank blew apart slamming debris into my RV. $30k in damages.


If you need a free place to stay, look at my other thread:
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Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to hear about the damages to your RV. Thank you so much for this info, we will be on the road by tomorrow noon!
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If you don't get that thing out you'll probably lose it. Look for rv parks in south Georgia and south Alabama. We're going to Perry KOA but expect to bug out from there west or north.
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Yes. Thanks for helping to spread the word. I also have a neighbor who just informed me that he can take a few RV's too. He also has water, power & a dump station.


We're at exit 85 I-10 & then north near the Alabama state line.


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Oh my gosh, I'm sorry to hear about the damages to your RV. Thank you so much for this info, we will be on the road by tomorrow noon!



Like I said. I have a place available should you need it. Safe Journey.
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If you don't get that thing out you'll probably lose it. Look for rv parks in south Georgia and south Alabama. We're going to Perry KOA but expect to bug out from there west or north.



If you're bugging out west along I-10, feel free to overnight here or top off your fresh water or dump your tanks.


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