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Old 08-26-2015, 06:36 PM   #11
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Sorry thomasmnile, but I am what they call essential personnel for the school board transportation in the area, so leaving is not an option unless we are told to evacuate. But thank you anyway.
Been there, done that. Was a firefighter for 31 years, and 'enjoyed' 4 hurricanes in that time. Retired now, wife is glad I'm not 'essential' for anyone but her!
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:48 PM   #12
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Been there, done that. Was a firefighter for 31 years, and 'enjoyed' 4 hurricanes in that time. Retired now, wife is glad I'm not 'essential' for anyone but her!
Small world, I see Deltona, move here recently? I remember a year here ten years ago where we had 4 in one year. I did my tour as well.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:23 PM   #13
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When I drove a big rig they advised parking the truck & trailer at 90 degree angle from each other forming an L to stabilize the unit.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:56 PM   #14
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What is the best way to secure a 33 ft Jayco Jayflight 26BHW if a hurricane comes? I have been thru every hurricane in Florida for the last 60 years and I have never had to deal with this as I only have had my trailer for 2 months. Do I anchor it, try to strap it down? Any tips would be greatly appreciated so if I need to get certain supplies I have some time.

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Looks like you have until this weekend to figure this out... Tampa is in the cone now...

Oh well

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Old 08-26-2015, 09:17 PM   #15
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Small world, I see Deltona, move here recently? I remember a year here ten years ago where we had 4 in one year. I did my tour as well.
No, left Metro Orlando in 1986, been here 29 years. I'm a Michigan native here by way of Indiana and Pennsylvania. My wife has the native Floridian thing covered.
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I was in Glendive, MT a few weeks ago with my fifth wheel a 28.5 RSTS and a storm came throught with wind guest of 120 mph. blew out three windows on the door side, moved the front landing gear about 4 inches on the ground. Glad it didn't flip it. Hurrican, think I'd take it to a safe place.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:35 AM   #17
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As far as those tie downs, sure if you really wanted to you could drop them in concrete but all of the mobile homes and sheds you see around you in Florida are using these. True in Charley type conditions they will come out like tooth pics, but again that's what insurance is for.
Anyone that has riden out a few Hurricanes will tell you, there is no safe place unless you leave. Being a retired FF and living in Central FLorida for over 20 years I was not aloud to run away so I figured out what worked and helped protect my toys best I could. 4 or 6 of those tie downs set in the ground will make a difference, especially after they have been in the ground and settled. If you really want dig a hole, drop it in and throw a bag of ready mix in the hole. I just screw them in, then water it down and pack the dirt down. Screw them down to the ground, the further in the better they are. At $15.00 a piece it is an inexpensive way to add another level of protection.
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In Charleston, SC where I live our homeowners ins has a $13,000 deductible rider for hurricane damage.
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Another thing to consider during a hurricane is the heavy amount of debris flying around that has the potential to do more damage that high winds simply knocking the TT over. I remember when Hurricane Allen hit Texas in 1980. We left Corpus Christi and went to Austin for a few days. We came back to find our house mostly intact but there was garbage and debris from other houses in our yard.
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We live about 200 yards from the gulf and 18.5' above sea level. We would be in trouble with a strong surge. The only thing that helps us each year (knock on wood) is that the hurricanes have a difficult time making a sharp enough turn toward Clearwater Beach, once into the gulf and they keep heading north or northwest. Granted we have had our share of close calls and wind/damage, we lost 2 trees and an swimming pool in 2004 or 2005, when those hurricanes came rolling through Florida. One of those storms was heading straight into Tampa Bay, but it turned east before it got to us.

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