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Old 08-27-2011, 05:15 PM   #29
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I once lived in the New Orleans area and my policy was to leave if a level 3 or higher was on the way. If I were living in a trailer I know I would not be hanging around for ANY level hurricane. Leave. Better safe than sorry. Prayers to all.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #30
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this way, I figure, when it gets squished like a bug by a fallen oak, it won't be so messy outside, and the floor won't be wet.
We did the same thing to the trailer and the house. Cleaned everything up so that the possible later clean-up isn't as bad.

Oh well. If the trailer gets squished (it's in one of the clearest spots of the property), we're off to Colonial to buy a new 23' Serenity...although they're definitely going to get this storm too...

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #31
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Well, there's no hope for me. Here's the satellite view of my house. (and yeah, we're in the path of Irene).

We keep wondering whats happening we do hope you are all right
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #32
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People will pay hundreds to have their leaky roofs tarped.

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Not really necessary FEMA will bring in crews and blue roof your house for free. The blue roof material will last apx. 6 months which is enough time to get your roof repaired. You do have to go to where ever FEMA sets up and sigh a release, they will have many locations.

We had several feeding locations after Katerina you would get in line pop your trunk and they would throw in a case of water and case or MREs.

Remember the adjusters get paid by what they write, after a big storm the insurance companies want to close files quickly. The strategy I used for Katrina was have the initial adjustment then find reasons to call for additional adjustments. The adjuster who came out on the callouts would alway find additional things to write as his time was so valuable and he was not going to lose out on his cut.

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:53 AM   #33
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We are in western Mass. and right in the center of Irene's path. We are in an open area and not worried about either wind or rain. Looking at the NOAA website, Eastern Maine should be OK. If you are concerned about the wind, just hook up the trailer to your RV and point the rig into the wind. I have towed our 1976 AS at 90 and it does just fine.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #34
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We also live full time in our 1976 29' AS and have almost everything we own inside. If our trailer is destroyed or badly damaged it is much more than just an incontinence. We were very fortunate to find our AS in very good condition and feel at home in it. Cleaning up another AS and transferring everything to a reconditioned "shell" would take us three to five months.

The greatest problem with the vintage rigs is the insurance companies will not pay what we have into them. Insurance agents log onto e-bay, look at the amount AS vintage trailers (similar age) have sold for the past year or two, average the amount the trailers have sold for and write you a check for that amount. Unless you have kept all of the receipts for axles, wheels, tires, batteries, A/C units, fridge, HWH, electrical and water system upgrades, upholstery, custom woodwork, appliances, etc that were added over the years they will lump in the "shell" units. Forget about getting reimbursed for all of the hours spent stripping and polishing it, repairing the floor or replacing rusted parts- you will never see a dime for all of your effort. We do have the option of working toward an "Agreed Value" but the process is expensive, arbitrary, difficult to arrange and can be challenged in court.

Hope all works out for you. We will be heading north tomorrow and are planning to be at the Thomas Point Park for the bluegrass festival next week end. From there we will travel to Nova Scotia and then follow the fall colors down to DC. Hope to see you on the road.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:39 PM   #35
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We are hunkered down. Waiting for the worst of the winds to blow through Gray. We're 25 miles inland so, storm surge/ flooding isn't our main concern. It's those damn flying branches and falling trees.
We're plugged in to my Aunt's house and the power is still on for now. I've Mcguivered a tarp situation over the 2 vents that leak. Hoping that stays put. Planning on fixing those next week-end. After pay-day.
I do say, for a 1968 that I haven't resealed anything on, she's holding up admirably.
I have been keeping every reciept from my bill o' sale on down. Due to financial strictures, I was hoping to get away with not insuring her until we we're ready to take her somewhere for a test run. Before we head west for the winter. Starting to re-think that one.
We won't be taking her anywhere for about a month. That's assuming we still have a unit when this crap passes. Peace & Luck.
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Sorry, #33 should have read "...a TV..."
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:14 PM   #37
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I'd figured that 1 out.
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Hope everyone made it through OK. Stan the Argosy is doing fine - just some water through the bathroom window.

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:31 PM   #39
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Tom, glad to hear you made it ok. I saw report on TV that said the pictures were from Hartford, but it showed waves lapping at a seawall. That would be some storm surge!

Sounds like the storm is pretty far from Maine at this point, and all may be pretty good there.

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Sitting here in Raquel and it's still pretty damn windy out there. Keeping my eye on a couple of the closest trees. Yeah, looking @ you Mr. Oak & Mr. Pine!
Radio telling me possible gusts 60-70 mph are still gonna be happening for the next couple hrs. So, not exactly out of the woods yet. (all puns intentional )
My tarp set up blew off about 1/2 hr. ago. Pulled the stakes out of the ground. Left me a new little dinger on the street side. At least it didn't hit the window! It's not raining here anymore so, I just rolled it up and stashed it.
Fingers crossed! Trees stay up/no more rain.
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# 34 That should have read "...much more than just an inconvenience..." I will cut back on the distractions when I am posting.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:01 AM   #42
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Sun's not up yet but, I am. Still here and not squished!
Hope everyone else is likewise. Peace!
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