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Old 04-23-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
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Question At what point do you cancel the trip?

I have had a second "shake down" trip planned for the last month set for this weekend. Now the weatherman has predicted strong to severe thunderstorms Friday night.

At what point do YOU cancel the trip that's been planned for a month? Night before? Day of? Brave it and roll the dice?!?
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:44 PM   #2
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We used to roll the dice, before kids! Without the kids it was never a big deal, so what if the tent and gear got wet. Momma and I always had fun anyway BUT now with the kids i think we will be a little more conservative!!
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:45 PM   #3
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Roll the dice. Why would you cancel? If this a shakedown, you would be able to watch for leaks if any were to occur. Also, if your stuck inside because of rain, get familiar with the new TT. Try and look in every space you can and find ways to improve things. Make a list of potential mods you might like to do in the future.

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Old 04-23-2015, 07:49 PM   #4
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Roll the dice. Why would you cancel? If this a shakedown, you would be able to watch for leaks if any were to occur. Also, if your stuck inside because of rain, get familiar with the new TT. Try and look in every space you can and find ways to improve things. Make a list of potential mods you might like to do in the future.

Good luck
The only issue (that I forgot to include) is large hail and tornados are possible with these storms.

Not too Bueno for the TT and TV.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:13 PM   #5
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It is allways a gamble when you roll the dice. We planed a week trip to celebrate in Grand Isle State Park in South Loisiana and the weather was to be rain everday. ......And it did rain ever day but we had time to walk on the beach, cook out side, and do some sight seeing between rain fall and high wind. We had a great time between rain.
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We look at the forecast and weigh our options. Sometime we just want a week away and don't care if it's raining. Others we cancel or cut it short.
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The only issue (that I forgot to include) is large hail and tornados are possible with these storms.

Not too Bueno for the TT and TV.
Yeah the hail and tornado issue would make me a bit nervous too. But, the same thing could happen at home too right? For safety, I would keep a close eye on the radar with your smartphone if you have one and be sure you have insurance on the TT and TV. Make the judgement call on you day of travel.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:52 PM   #8
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Perhaps a good the to be an emergency weather radio for your trailer. And if you do go, make sure you know where the bunkers are.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:57 PM   #9
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Yeah seeing that you are in Texas and the nation wide news is talking about those storms I'd be having second thoughts to. Can you leave out Saturday morning instead?
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I've lived in west Texas for 65 years. One thing I've learned....never let the weather forecast determine your schedule, but always be aware of the approaching weather. Go, have fun, but keep an eye out.

Remember, the forecast of POSSIBLE storms is for a huge area...it's not so much rolling the dice....the odds are always in your favor. And the weather guessers on TV are always trying to make things sound as bad as they can possibly be.
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