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Old 10-07-2020, 01:53 AM   #1
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Hurricane evacuation

So Iím working in St Charles Parrish And theyíre talking about evacuating. It should only be for a couple days. If I decide to leave the camper at the site should I just disconnect hoses etc?
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:52 AM   #2
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As a survivor of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, I would advise that you hook up and take the rig with you.

Granted we were pretty much ground zero but it was 11 weeks until we got power back and 7 weeks of curfew.

Assuming your rig survives, you may not be able to get to it for days or weeks.
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Old 10-07-2020, 08:20 AM   #3
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I can't imagine leaving a camper to be destroyed.
I always figured I might be living in it while my home was repaired.
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Old 10-07-2020, 02:04 PM   #4
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If youíre gonna leave it, why would you disconnect everything?

I would ensure at least the water is turned off before you leave and drain the tanks and close them. That way if something does happen to the trailer, at least fresh water isnít wasted and you donít have poop in the trailer or on the streets.

We recently were on notice for fire evacuation. We didnít have to leave but had fresh water filled, sewer and water disconnected and was in a position inside and out where we could just hook up the truck and leave within 10 minutes. Hurricanes are slow moving, if you get an evacuation alarm you will have hours to pack up and leave.

Best of luck. Stay safe!
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Old 10-08-2020, 12:02 AM   #5
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Hurricane evacuation

Airstream is parked in the driveway, batteries hot on solar power, propane tanks full, and fresh water tank loaded.

Tow vehicle is in the garage here at home as well. If we get a ďbug-outĒ situation itís about 30 minutes time to load food, generator, dogs, clothing and valuables and hit the road.

Assuming the other car is here, then the choice is take it along with a second driver, or bug-out with the Airstream after parking it in the street.

One of the several reasons we have the airstream and tow vehicle close at hand is the fact that itís a readily portable, fully equipped shelter system.

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Looks like it’s turning and we’re gonna keep workin through it. So I guess I’m gonna ride it out in it.
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