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Old 09-05-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Need advice quick!!

I have no shelter for my 22' A/S and in NC we're expecting 50 -60 mph wind gusts. Am I better chocking both wheels and rest the 500 lb tongue weight equally on the tongue jack and blocks and boards positioned a foot or so behind the jack or attaching to my TV which is a GMC 2500HD. Can't get out of town due to waiting on new axle and don't feel safe towing with a 48 year old one?

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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High winds should not bother the trailer too much. If you chock the wheels and have it sitting on the tongue jack it should not move. If you think it might roll, you could hitch it to your TV. I would be concerned mostly about falling trees and stuff flying in the air.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:16 AM   #3
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Yeah watch out for those tree limbs, Is there a place to put it out of the way of trees... that would be my concern,.. but block the wheels, both sides of the tire...
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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I have no shelter for my 22' A/S and in NC we're expecting 50 -60 mph wind gusts. Am I better chocking both wheels and rest the 500 lb tongue weight equally on the tongue jack and blocks and boards positioned a foot or so behind the jack or attaching to my TV which is a GMC 2500HD. Can't get out of town due to waiting on new axle and don't feel safe towing with a 48 year old one?

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Hooking the trailer to the TV, would make it twice as hard to move the trailer around.

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Old 09-05-2008, 11:17 AM   #5
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I'm in Maryland... heavy rains and moderate winds. I'm going to move mine to a location less likely to take a hit from a branch.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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I haven't thought about this question before. I agree park it away from trees, etc. Blocking the wheels is a good idea in just about any situation. If there is a risk of the trailer taking off on it's own you could drive in some auger anchors and attach to the break away switch and some other good solid anchor points. Personally I would not start to worry about it until wind gets to the hurricane range, 75mph+. Then I would be thinking about windows too.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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Hook to the TV and Point Her into the wind.Chock every wheel. Park away from trees. Stabilizers down if ya have em
U should be fine.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:12 PM   #8
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My SOB has made it through a couple of strong Nor'easters at the beach with no problems. I would think that the Airstream would do even better with the rounded corners. Can get a bit freaky when you are in the trailer.

I would agree that I worry about tree limbs even with my SOB. That's one of my main concerns about purchasing an Airstream as we camp in the woods a lot. Guess I need to purchase one with a couple of dents in it already so I won't worry about it so much!
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
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I really appreciate all the great responses and so timely. Trees not a concern, it's on the only side of my garage I can park on which is the east but the wind is supposed to be NNE. Heck if it's damaged, it'll just give something to do.

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Old 09-05-2008, 04:52 PM   #10
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Fill all the tanks - water is very heavy and will add to the low center of gravity. Fresh water, black and grey tanks - one gallon of water is 7.3 lbs.
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I would put down the stabilizers and fill the tanks.

I don't think the AS will roll over but flying objects, falling trees and hail damage are a real concern.

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