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Old 08-25-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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uh oh! hurricane coming

I'm trying to figure out where to hide my uhaul for the hurricane they're predicting for sunday. Not sure ill be able to find a garage for it so maybe an open area without alot of trees around......anyone having simular thoughts on the east coast?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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I'm trying to figure out where to hide my uhaul for the hurricane they're predicting for sunday. Not sure ill be able to find a garage for it so maybe an open area without alot of trees around......anyone having simular thoughts on the east coast?
Time for a vacation! come visit us in the boring cornfields of Illannoy, You can have a spot in my driveway with an electric cord and a garden hose, then we can all relax and watch the whole thing on TV!

But seriously, how about a couple of those screw things used for housetrailers with a cable going over the axle. Could you possibly get a parking spot in storage on the lee side of a prevost or some other bus type bulgemobile, (like a chick under a hen's wing)
We wish you and yours the very best, and pray that no harm comes your way.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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I'm just hoping mine doesn't blow away. It lives outdoors in a storage lot. I wrapped it up as tightly as possible in its cover because the window seals might be described as adequate but not perfect and I don't want to start next week's trip to Canada with a soggy interior.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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How are a hurricane and a divorce alike in West Virginia?
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Somebody's gonna lose a trailer!

Sorry, but I just couldn't resist. With apologies to my WV brethren,

Proud Virginian,
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
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Bruce, I truly wish I had suggestions. Mother Nature can be so cruel sometimes. Hoping you and yours stay safe and remember, things can be replaced... people can't.

Please post back and let us know how things turn out for you
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
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Hi Bruce,

Even here in central VT "they" are saying we might see 65-70 mph and 6-8" of rain in the wee hours of Sunday. YIKES! We here in the woods are struggling with the same question of where to hide the fg. The answer? ... Dunno ! We'll give it our best guess and then hunker down <crossed fingers>.

Good luck to you and everyone else on the quakin' 'n' shakin' east coast!

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I'm trying to figure out where to hide my uhaul for the hurricane they're predicting for sunday. Not sure ill be able to find a garage for it so maybe an open area without alot of trees around......anyone having simular thoughts on the east coast?
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I just happen to be working for two weeks in South Plainfield, NJ directly in the path. I'm in a hotel and have preps to ride it out. Most people around here are drastically unprepared and underestimating what is about to happen.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:06 PM   #8
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I am in the Albany, NY area. It's in my driveway under a FirstUp canopy due to a leak from the Fantastic fan. Woods on side of the house. Canopy is staked on 4 sides, but don't like the setup. Can't find another place to put it. Wind usually blows in from the front with my Jeep parked in front of it.
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Last February, the forecast was for a blizzard coming on Tuesday. We left on Sunday for the Sebring ScampCamp,two days sooner than originally planned.
If the house is as secured as possible, then maybe you should temporarily follow the advice of the renowned Horace Greeley!
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Jam it in beside the house chain it down and hope for the best. Good luck and stay safe.
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Patty, I'd take that First Up down. "Seal" the leak with duct tape (which you'll remove asap, after the storm). I can just see the frame of the First Up coming apart and crashing into the trailer.

I feel for all of y'all in the storm's path! Take care!
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Last February, the forecast was for a blizzard coming on Tuesday. We left on Sunday for the Sebring ScampCamp,two days sooner than originally planned.
If the house is as secured as possible, then maybe you should temporarily follow the advice of the renowned Horace Greeley!
Man, this gets my vote!
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I'll vote for getting on the leeward (downwind) side of a solid building, not something that might itself become a hammer to break your fiberglass egg. I guess the stakes and cables might do some good, but the protection is the biggest thing. That far inland you shouldn't have winds to destroy stationary buildings nor yet enough to whip around the building and build up enough motion in the eddy to move your FGRV. I said, "shouldn't" because the weather maps we're getting have predictions for the path of the hurricane's eye about 100 miles wide at that point, and when you add the size of the storm itself, things could be pretty unpredictable. I'm about 250 miles plus inland from the most likely path of Irene past VA Beach, so I'm figuring as long as I've got the little Burro well sealed up I should be OK, but I certainly understand other folks' concern closer to the coast. Luck to all.

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Patty, I'd take that First Up down. "Seal" the leak with duct tape (which you'll remove asap, after the storm). I can just see the frame of the First Up coming apart and crashing into the trailer.

I feel for all of y'all in the storm's path! Take care!
I'm strong in Mary's corner on this one. We've seen EZ-ups, First-ups and the like get destroyed in pretty light winds. They turn into sails!
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