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Old 08-28-2012, 06:14 AM   #11
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Our TT is so light weight and small which is why this would concern me being left out in the open. In our situation (if left at home) I would hope between the sides of our house and the neighbors house would deflect most of the wind/rain. I would think also a couple sand bags infront of and behind the chocks would help keep them in place. What about securing a tarp over the top?
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:19 AM   #12
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A tarp will just do damage as when the wind blows it it will rub on the finish of the trailer.. if the wind can rip the roof off of a house and a trailer is smaller and lighter..........
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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I run the stabilzer jacks down tight to reduce the chance of sway and tip over.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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I live 30 miles north of New Orleans in Slidell and as I type this thread the wind is blowing 40mph as Hurricane Isaac heads on shore. Decided not to evacuate based on the forecast strength. We evacuated seven years ago as Katrina flushed an 8ft storm surge through our house, so by comparison this hurricane did not seem to pose a threat to life or limb.
The TT is tucked between two houses with jacks down, full fresh water tank, charged battery, and a generator waiting if needed.
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Without a doubt, if there is time, I would tow the trailer well away from the storm's path, then return to the house if necessary. Trailers and severe storms just do not mix well.
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