Severe weather

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  1. KamperKel

    KamperKel Active Member

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    I need some advice. We are currently going through a severe thunder storm. My question is is it better to unzip the windows to allow the wind to pass through or should we zip up? We are in a Rockwood HW277.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    I personally just zip up everything. I take the awning down in heavy wind. Never had a problem. It's just going to be scary for awhile. A couple times I moved my car to buffer the wind some. The only time I had to close everything up was when a low grade hurricane hit.
     
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    Thank you!! It was getting a little scary.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Leave it zipped then hunker down until it is over. Good Luck
     
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    Thank you, that is what we did
     
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    Would you actually open all the windows and let the rain blast in?
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    . Speaking for myself, when I found my roof shaking like crazy in the wind it got so scary I also considered opening a couple windows to help. After all that's what they tell you to do during tornados, at least they did way back when. I'd rather deal with rain then a broken lift. Ultimately I decided to weather it myself and just hoped manufacturers knew what they were doing. If it's your first time in a popup during a bad storm you begin to question everything.
     
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    I think if it was that bad I would lower the roof rather than flood the inside of the pup.
     
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    How severe is the weather? I think in tornadoes they said to do it because the pressure would blow out the windows. I dont know if that holds true for the newer type. I had my pup up in 50 mph winds buttoned up tight, i wasnt in it but it held up with no ill effects.
     
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    Just had to add, if its huricane weather, micro bursts or tornados , i would pack up the pup and seek shelter. If just a thunderstorm i wouldent worry too much. With wind events be weary of parking the pup under dead branches etc.
     
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    Hope you all survived the storm intact!
     

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