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Old 08-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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trailer windage in a blow--Will it stay upright?

The coming of Irene brings this question to the top of my list. Anyone had a glass trailer toppled, rolled, or tumbled in tornado or hurricane winds? I figure my 17 Burro is right at 1.5 ton but the windage really bothers me. I wish I had buried concrete dead men with eyebolts to snug it down! If wishes were horses. . . .

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Old 08-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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The coming of Irene brings this question to the top of my list. Anyone had a glass trailer toppled, rolled, or tumbled in tornado or hurricane winds? I figure my 17 Burro is right at 1.5 ton but the windage really bothers me. I wish I had buried concrete dead men with eyebolts to snug it down! If wishes were horses. . . .

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Well you probably know by now, but how about those screw-in house trailer anchors with slings across the axle?
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Keeping fingers crossed that your donkey stays upright! I'm kind of fretting a little but I think I'll be getting slightly less whomped on by Irene than you guys in Delaware.
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You have rounded edges in your favor, at least....
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Our Scamp is out there getting pounded by Irene. I hope all is well in the morning. She just ripped a walnut tree out of the ground. Fell away from the house, fortunately. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the night. It is still picking up at this point. I'm glad my wife and boy are at grandma and grandpa's for the night.
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Our Scamp is out there getting pounded by Irene. I hope all is well in the morning. She just ripped a walnut tree out of the ground. Fell away from the house, fortunately. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the night. It is still picking up at this point. I'm glad my wife and boy are at grandma and grandpa's for the night.
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I'm surrounded by Norway spruce and huge Silver Maple "weeds". So far so good but the ground's saturated and will depend on the wind strength. Hope the vehicles and the roof don't take a hit.

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Okay....report? Still upright? I'm waiting for the roads to calm down a little before going to check on mine.
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Our Scamp is out there getting pounded by Irene. I hope all is well in the morning. She just ripped a walnut tree out of the ground. Fell away from the house, fortunately. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rest of the night. It is still picking up at this point. I'm glad my wife and boy are at grandma and grandpa's for the night.
save that tree if possible and call a exotic wood lumber yard....walnuts not cheap
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Irene!

So far a relative non-event. Though it rained all night really nothing special in terms of local flooding. The surf is up but again with in the range of normalcy.
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I've been watching CNN all morning. As Irene moves north, it appears wind is not the major concern anymore, but flooding is! Of course, once the ground gets totally saturated with water, the slightest breeze will take trees down.

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we are expecting lots of rain and wind +++ tonight and into tomorrow. everything is battened down and now,,,just the waiting continues. the weather network has shown some nasty video clips from virginia/new york city and areas....lots of flooding so far.
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Our little Casita made it through okay. I ran chain to a fence post and used 2 2500lb ratchet straps to other posts as an improvised tie down. Although during the thick of it she didn't move a bit. We were pretty fortunate, I hope everyone else and thier eggs are safe.

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Know you have to go to storage to check, Jen. We got off easy. Donkey still on its feet. Best I could do was lower the tongue jack to the max which would help with wind lift from the west and after end butted up to garage to the east so only likely problem was wind from the north and northeast.

I have a submersible as the sump pump basement has on occasion found the storm sewer full and sat there pumping against full pipes and had to be shut down and the bucket brigade (me) brought on line. Didn't need.

Every last flying, rolling, tumbling, swinging object stowed outdoors. Wind was never strong here possibly because we are in the lee of the brow of the Faulkland "Heights" relative to eastern and northeastern exposure. Possible tornadic activity didn't materialize altho very close by. This isn't unusual for our precise location as tornadoes tend to "jump" the Red Clay valley which is pretty much an ancient erosion ravine or gap thru the Piedmont.

Is a bit unusual for hurricane eyes to stick this close inshore past DelMarVA peninsula. And this one was hyped overmuch for a Cat 1. That's of course hindsight on my part. Large-scale power outages at the shore seem to be the major lingering effect; flooding widespread inland but some Delaware River estuaries we're familiar with well below records. We're grateful that weathermen dont MAKE the weather! No question the authorities bought the whole story on severity and justifiable no doubt but generally this neighborhood was blessed by not getting a date to the dance. I haven't walked down to the bridge on the Red Clay yet. There is no barrier or cop at the top of the hill yet so I assume the bridge is still there and passable.


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