Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Sunline Club Community Forums > Sunline Community
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
What role does your camper play with the threat of a hurricane?

For many it could be shelter if power is lost as long as you prepare. Are the batteries up, is there gas in the bottles, is it parked away from power lines and trees, is there water in the tank.

We have a whole house generator but if there's no public water, we have the bathroom in the camper. Eventhough I already winterized, I filled the water tank so I have 43 gallons in reserve. If I need it I can open the valve to the pump and re-winterize later. If I don't need it I drain the tank later. Even with a generator for the house it's not enough for the electric stove so again the camper's handy if ready.

Good luck every one.
__________________

__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
This morning, we filled the 60 gallon fresh water tank on Sunny 18. I also filled the water heater and bled the air out of the lines. I had already filled both LP tanks and also filled the two LP tanks from the 2653 yesterday. We also exercised both the Onan and the Champion generators yesterday. Kitty's son has his fifth wheel next to Sunny 18 and will use it if necessary. We'll both have power.

We also went grocery shopping today. The grocery stores close by were packed today. I had to drive to mom's and get her house ready for the storm, so I stopped at a grocery store close to her house. It was a typical Sunday at that store... Very lucky on that one!

Since Sunny is under the carport, we/it should be reasonably safe. If necessary, the truck is fueled up and ready to tow.
__________________

__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
Good point, I also checked the tires, filled the truck and am ready to tow if necessary. I filled a 6 gal can to replace the water in the tank if I need to turn the valves and fill the water heater. Unless needed, I'm still winterized. For the house I ran the genny and have 3 days of gas in the ready. The Honda is ready too. I hope it was all for nothing. Brother in law from close by Schoharie County is coming tomorrow with his Winnie, He's just getting over the damage from Irene a year ago.
__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,892
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
The camper has propane and is in the garage I have a 6KW generator and am 120' above the flood plain. The gen set won't run the electric range but the camper will heat what ever we need the furnace is oil and the generator will run that the well, lights and the ham radio! They are calling for winds to over 60 MPH even here in Maine well we survived the huge ice storm here years ago with just the generator and a wood stove so were are all set. Part of our land is on the Saco river and early summer we had 12" of rain in less then a week and the fields were 6 1/2 feet deep in water so I guess this is nothing new.
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 149
SUN #3152
cuffer101 is an unknown quantity at this point
I filled up the fresh water tank, if we don't need it, just drain it back out again. My gen won't run the 220 water pump and the water heater, but it will run everything in the camper. Good luck everyone!
__________________
Chuck and Terry
Altona, NY

2012 GMC SIERRA 3/4 TON DIESEL
2003 T2499, Selling, Sold. Miss It!
2005 Cardinal 29 WBLX
cuffer101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Sunline Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,977
SUN #123
Sunline Fan is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuffer101 View Post
I filled up the fresh water tank, if we don't need it, just drain it back out again. My gen won't run the 220 water pump and the water heater, but it will run everything in the camper. Good luck everyone!
I would still plan to re-winterize the water pump even if you don't use it. Knowing how delicate they are and how easily they break from just a little bit of water in them freezing, I wouldn't chance it.
__________________
2007 T-286SR Cherry/Granola, #6236, original owner, current mileage: 9467.8 (as of 5/26/19)
1997 T-2653 Blue Denim, #5471
1979 12 1/2' MC, Beige & Avocado, #4639
Past Sunlines: '97 T-2653 #5089, '94 T-2251, '86 T-1550, '94 T-2363, '98 T-270SR
Sunline Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 05:40 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 149
SUN #3152
cuffer101 is an unknown quantity at this point
Sunline Fan, thanks for the tip, but I have a shutoff valve on the water line leaving the fresh water tank going to the pump, water can't go pass it. Thanks. Chuck and Terry
__________________
Chuck and Terry
Altona, NY

2012 GMC SIERRA 3/4 TON DIESEL
2003 T2499, Selling, Sold. Miss It!
2005 Cardinal 29 WBLX
cuffer101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 07:50 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Mellow Yellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 788
SUN #3259
Mellow Yellow is an unknown quantity at this point
With a generator on the tractor, we can run the well pump, freezer, refrig. and, if needed, the oil furnace. Outlets that can be used for microwave, coffeemaker, etc. We also have the Honda generator if needed. We have a wood stove and can heat with, and cook stuff on it if need be. The Sunline is (hopefully) secured in its current outdoor location, away from trees. It is nice to know that we have the camper amenities, like the propane stove, if we need it. With the high winds expected, we'll opt to stay in the house, not the Sunline!
__________________
Tom and Debbie
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 HD w/Hemi (The Poppie Mobile)
1972 Chevy K10 Custom 4 x4 - (Mellow Yellow) Orig. owners !
2001 Sunline Solaris T-250 SR

Mellow Yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,892
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
Yeah you'll know your in trouble if you wake up laying on the wall!
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Mellow Yellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 788
SUN #3259
Mellow Yellow is an unknown quantity at this point
Also, it is nice to have that stash of extras... battery operated flashlights and radio, tarps, first aid kit, rain gear, percolator, etc. from the Sunline!
__________________
Tom and Debbie
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 HD w/Hemi (The Poppie Mobile)
1972 Chevy K10 Custom 4 x4 - (Mellow Yellow) Orig. owners !
2001 Sunline Solaris T-250 SR

Mellow Yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,274
SUN #1830
Jim-Bev-2363 is an unknown quantity at this point
Sounds like the Northeast is ready for the most part. Watching the weather channel and seeing all the people without power already and Sandy is not even on shore makes me think many other people will wish they had a second home. Hope the hurricane dies out soon after hitting the bank.



As for preparing for hurricanes we fill for water, LP and canned goods. The camper is always stocked but for the water so we can keep it fresh as possible when needed. Food and other personal items are kept in the house since it is safer than the camper. We park the camper close to windbreaks, have extra jack stands placed to try to make it more stable and Keep any tree limbs cut back and loose items in the yard stored so they do not become projectiles in the wind. Much damage is done by flying chairs from your neighbors house.

Stay safe and be prepared to spend a long time waiting for the hurricane to pass.


Edited to add: Our neighbors that have the metal RV ports will also add cross bracing to the open ends for extra strength against wind from the sides.
__________________
Beverly & Jim
Sebring, Florida
1991 T-2363 Solaris
Jim-Bev-2363 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:06 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
MACK C-85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,108
SUN #64
MACK C-85 is an unknown quantity at this point
We lost power for about 18 hours. No other problems. Two homes within 15 miles of us destroyed by falling trees, unfortunately one fatality.

Stay safe

Mack
__________________

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Club Cab 4x4 CTD
2007 Sunline Solaris T-276-SR: Misty Blue/Cherry
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Reg Cab 4x4 OFF-ROAD
MACK C-85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
Moderator
 
EMD_Driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,039
SUN #897
EMD_Driver is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via MSN to EMD_Driver Send a message via Yahoo to EMD_Driver
We ended up not needing to seek shelter in Sunny either. The power did go out a few times, but it did come back. I haven't yet been out to survey the damage, but we fared well. Kitty was able to sleep in her own bed all night.
__________________
Gary
SunlineClub Custom Google Search

2007 Peterson Excel Limited 30RKE
2014 Ford F350XLT SRW Crew Cab, Long bed 6.7PSD

EMD_Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,892
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
No power all night went out to the camper to make coffee brought the hot water back and the power was on. Nothing too much here wind gust to only 33, 2.5" of rain that really is not too unusual for us. The river is quite high but it all ready was I'm sure in a day or two it will be over the banks and in my fields. Never even got to start the generator after servicing it and filling it with gas! Glad I don't live in NY city.
__________________

__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aw dad, why can't I go out and play? frank_a Sunline Community 14 07-10-2012 12:38 PM
Sunline Double play- 2 campers for sale Brendamae Classifieds Archive 11 10-11-2011 05:34 PM
Got my first camper s. wood Introduce Yourself 4 05-24-2009 12:17 PM
Hurricane Season in Florida, How do I prepare the QUE? SYLPHIL Sunline Que 7 08-18-2008 02:30 PM



Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:13 AM.