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    Hurricane preparation at storage lot?

    What precautions should be taken to store our Sundance Fifth Wheel at a storage lot in event of hurricane. We are on east coast of Florida. It's in an asphalt lot, pretty high and no trees around. We thought we might use those augers and tie down the axels and maybe the tow pin. Or else go over the top, which would also tie down the solar panels and AC. Is this a good idea? How hard will it be to drill into the asphalt? How do you secure the straps? any other precautions we should take? Thanks for any thoughts.

    Jim and Maggie
    2008 Sundance 2800RLS
    2006 F350 4X4
    out of Satellite Beach, FL
    Have Bikes, Will Travel

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    Re: Hurricane preparation at storage lot?

    How about hooking up and evacuating if possible. Then you bring your shelter with you and it will be safe. We had our Landmark sitting in the driveway next to the house during Rita and Ike. We had 105 mph winds here and it did fine. Only the wind was blowing from front to back and back to front not at the sides. BTW we did have the slides in and the rear stablilzers down. Some people I know hook it up to their tow vehicle to give it more stability. But the bottom line is if the storm is severe enough the only safe thing to do is evacuate with it.
    Jim & Sheila Gratz - owners club #1018 Workamping as Sales Associate with SE Publications Certified RV Walk-through Technician [/I] 2013 Landmark San Antonio - full body paint - Fulltimer pkg, Yetti pkg etc., Mor-Ryde IS with never lube bearings and disc brakes. --previous 5er - 2007 "Classic" Landmark "Golden Gate" Replaced 9/20/13 2012 Ford F350 King Ranch Crew Cab fx4 dually, 6.7 L Husky Trailer Saver TS2 hitch "visit TEXAS - it's like a whole 'nuther country" Rally Site 414

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