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Old 10-01-2015, 07:53 AM   #1
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Travel trailers and major storms

Just curious to see what type of precautions people take with their lightweight travel trailers when preparing for major storms.
As I write this I'm mentally going over my list of to-do's in the event Joaquin chooses to hit NJ. For Sandy I moved our belongings into the garage and then filled the trailer's fresh water tanks, parked it in the street (away from the trees in my yard) and hoped for the best. A tree did fall where I normally parked it so I got lucky. The camper was undamaged but the winds had moved it about 6" sideways. I don't have many options so it'll probably be the same drill if needed for Joaquin. I guess in the end I do what I can and keep the insurance policy handy just in case.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:00 AM   #2
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Hurricane straps! No trees to be worried about. Hope for the best.
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I know this may be silly but what exactly are hurricane straps?
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I know this may be silly but what exactly are hurricane straps?

All they are really is ratchet straps with hooks on the ends. I strap my trailer down at all four corners to keep it from lifting or tipping over.
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I hook up to the TV and that helps (I think) to keep it from shifting.
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Just curious to see what type of precautions people take with their lightweight travel trailers when preparing for major storms.
As I write this I'm mentally going over my list of to-do's in the event Joaquin chooses to hit NJ. For Sandy I moved our belongings into the garage and then filled the trailer's fresh water tanks, parked it in the street (away from the trees in my yard) and hoped for the best. A tree did fall where I normally parked it so I got lucky. The camper was undamaged but the winds had moved it about 6" sideways. I don't have many options so it'll probably be the same drill if needed for Joaquin. I guess in the end I do what I can and keep the insurance policy handy just in case.
Don't forget to make sure your LP tanks are full so you have heat, cooking fuel and your fridge will operate if power is out for an extended time.
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