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Old 07-31-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hurricane Jacks Down?

We are home in south Florida and about to get hit by a minimal hurricane (75-80 mph) and must remain here. What are your thoughts about leveling and jacks down or just airing up (bags are currently deflated as the motorhome has not been used for several weeks) and letting the bags do their thing. Thanks
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I would think leveling jacks just in contact with the ground, not necessarily level, and no airbags. The lower to the ground the coach is the more stable it will be. Slides in of course. You want to minimize your profile to the wind also by parking facing with the wind. Debris will be your biggest issue.
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Slides in, jacks up. It wouldn’t hurt to air up the bags though.
Hope all goes well.
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I know you say you cannot leave, but the best advice is to load up and leave. No hurricane, is good. Storm surge can be bad and even if you are spared wind and flood damage, the after effects of the storm can last for days and weeks. Areas can be with out power and other services for days. Food and other supplies can be in short supply.

I am sure someone will tell you to fill your water tanks or keep the RV pointed into the wind. Honestly, the small amount of weight in the tanks will have very little effect on the RV rolling over. As for the wind, as the storm passes, the wind will shift drastically. Are you willing to go out in the storm and move the RV to keep it pointed into the wind?

Having lived in the Houston, TX area, I have experienced several storms and I would head inland to get as far from the coast as possible and do not park near any trees.

Since you are set on staying, fill your water tanks, fill your fuel tanks and stock up with groceries and batteries if it is not too late. Otherwise, we wish you the best of luck.

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