RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A MH safer than house or semi-truck ? ? ?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > Class A MH safer than house or semi-truck ? ? ?

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
Popsie

Livingston, TX, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/04/2003

View Profile



Posted: 03/03/12 11:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pictures don't lie - do they?



bsinmich

Holland, MI

Senior Member

Joined: 11/18/2000

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 11:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wind does strange things. We had all the siding taken off the house, a storage shed in the back yard taken to the neighbor's yard but the grass seed and all the other items that were on a table were all still in place where the shed had been. I got that phone call when we were in Pottsville, PA. My daughter said she had good news and bad news. We had plastic fenders on my car, She could still drive with a broken arm, and a tornado had gone down our street. The good news was that she could still drive. We made it home in one day to NE Detroit.


2003 Newmar Mountain Aire, Workhorse W22, 2008 Saturn Vue, Falcon 5250, & US Gear Unified Tow Brake

gbopp

The Keystone State

Senior Member

Joined: 08/03/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 11:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe the trucker left his rig at home and took the Class A and got out of the area when the storm was coming?
It is a terrible loss, I hope no one was hurt.

JRS & B

Florida/Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 05/09/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 11:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking the motorhome showed up after the wind was gone. Both the toad and another vehicle are also upright. That seems unlikely, especially since they would have both taken the same broadside hit as the overturned truck.

Francesca Knowles

Port Hadlock, Washington

Senior Member

Joined: 02/23/2011

View Profile



Posted: 03/03/12 11:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with the two next-previous posts- who would park a motorhome where it appears in that picture unless it arrived AFTER the damage was done?


" Not every mind that wanders is lost. " With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

jassrnj

Bath, PA

Senior Member

Joined: 09/26/2011

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 12:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another reason to have a RV. You can get out of danger and when you return you have a place to stay.

wny_pat

Western NYS

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 01:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Semi-trailers blow over very easy when they are empty. Good strong wind gust will do it. Don't need a tornado for that!


“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

wny_pat

Western NYS

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/03/12 01:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jassrnj wrote:

Another reason to have a RV. You can get out of danger and when you return you have a place to stay.
Never try to outrun a tornado in a RV!!! Get into proper shelter right away! They move to fast, its not like a hurricane where you have advance notice.

univmd

Maryland

Senior Member

Joined: 03/02/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/03/12 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes a "Class A MH is safer than a house" because it is easier for the tornado to pick it up in one piece and land it safely on the wicked witch of the east.


2008 Gulfstream Tourmaster
2011 Honda CRV
Blue Ox Baseplate & Socket Wiring
Blue Ox Alladin Tow Bar
US Gear Unified Tow Brake


Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 03/03/12 02:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wny_pat wrote:

jassrnj wrote:

Another reason to have a RV. You can get out of danger and when you return you have a place to stay.
Never try to outrun a tornado in a RV!!! Get into proper shelter right away! They move to fast, its not like a hurricane where you have advance notice.


True....but you can also see a storm front moving say from Gulf area traveling N/E and if in upper MS/AL/TN etc. one can move N/W---S/E---N or E and in a few hours be out of the projected path.

What do you think us FT'ers do.....put our head in the sand. Although have done that too when storm track wasn't projected in time, a deep depression is safer than being in the RV.

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > Class A MH safer than house or semi-truck ? ? ?
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS