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Old 08-25-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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Hurricane Preparedness

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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Old 08-25-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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Have been through a few here in Va. including Sandy. I filled up the water tank for two reasons, have water to use if I lose power and need it and also to give the trailer ballast and weighing it down. Other then that I just chocked the wheels good. But a full blown hurricane in an open area may require somewhat more then that, I would think.
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Old 08-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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Been through a few hurricanes and I do not think there is any way to really secure a TT. Best bet is, if it looks like it is heading your way, tow it to a safe location.. which will also protect you. I know with the way storms change directions which is a safe location? Head for a Walmart or Homedepot that is out of the way. We are hiding from them in the Northern Georgia Mountains, will be heading back to Florida October 1st

When we were in Colorado a few years ago (fires everywhere), all the locals were parked with their TT's, RV's and horse trailers in all the major store parking lots.

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:42 PM   #4
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I've owned 6 RV's and lived through many hurricanes here on Long Island and never had any damage. I'm more worried about damage to my home than my RV. I simply make sure the insurance premiums are fully paid.
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:51 AM   #5
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My thought is the only good way to secure it is to the hitch on your TV while driving away from the target area. I had to evacuate the park I am now twice in 2012. I keep my fresh water tank full at all times and my TV full of diesel as well as the gas tank onboard full to keep my Onan happy. All of this in case I have to leave quickly.

Another reason for a full fresh water tank (I use it and refill monthly to keep it fresh) is when the park you are in has water issues and their water is off. We have gone through 10 water line breaks where I am now since May 15.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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I had the same problem in Plant City, Florida for years. In 2005 I think it was, 4 hurricanes crisscrossed in Polk County, Fl just 15 miles from my home. After I cleaned up all the mess, re-roofed the house, I hitched up my trailer, sold my house and moved to Georgia. No more problems! LOL
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:28 PM   #7
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If possible you can use mobile home tie downs. Basically big screws that go into the ground, then strap the RV/TT to the tie downs. Living in Central Florida this is what we do with the boat and now the TT too. If it is going to pick it up or damage it from there then insurance covers it.

Home depot carries them: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TIEDOWN-3...095L/100318601
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If possible you can use mobile home tie downs. Basically big screws that go into the ground, then strap the RV/TT to the tie downs. Living in Central Florida this is what we do with the boat and now the TT too. If it is going to pick it up or damage it from there then insurance cover...
They would have to pour concrete blocks around the TT as Florida is mostly all sand, at least where we live near Clearwater.

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What is the best way to secure a 33 ft Jayco Jayflight 26BHW if a hurricane comes?

Hey, neighbor. Probably the best strategy is to move it elsewhere or make sure your insurance is paid up! I'm guessing you have the trailer at home. Only thing I can come up with might be to pick up some of those 'hurricane anchors' that are used to 'tie' a mobile home strapping to the ground. Screw 'em into the sand and then perhaps wide ratchet straps over the trailer and hook them to the anchors?

Me? can't keep our WhiteHawk at home, it's in a storage facility in Deland. So, for me, here's hoping GEICO 'delivers' if need be.
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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.
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