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Posted: 07/07/19 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Terryallan wrote:

Raise ALL the jacks. Be ready to drive away.
This is good advice. The only thing putting the jacks down would do is mess up the jacks. It's made to go through more then this going down the road as another poster said.

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Posted: 07/07/19 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone for the advice. The truck / trailer is now ready to drive away. Hopefully, I am just ready a little early for next weekend's trip.


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Posted: 07/07/19 11:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also I would also leave the propane bottles turned off and put a post it note or two in the trailer that says to turn propane on in case you didn't have time to do so as you evacuated.


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I went back and forth on the propane, but I do have the tanks off. The fridge is cooling on 110, and I figure once any bouncing stops, I could turn it on. Even in the desert heat, I have a few hours of cool to get to the propane. When my wife mentioned how everything was still in place inside the trailer afterward, I told her that the 7.1 quake is just about the same as Interstate 5 through the Valencia and Santa Clarita area at 55mph....Those who drive it will probably agree. Thanks again for the responses and well wishes.

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Hell, I'd almost leave the truck running too! fill that fresh water tank to the gills, make sure the propane is full and hope you don't need to use it!

I'm in WA state and we are watching closely on your situation, as it's been since 2001 since our last big quake up here..

Good luck!

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Posted: 07/07/19 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent plan.
Make sure you have alternate routes out of the zone planned out ahead of time + check for road/bridge damage before departing if at all possible.

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Posted: 07/07/19 05:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MitchF150 wrote:


I'm in WA state and we are watching closely on your situation, as it's been since 2001 since our last big quake up here..

Good luck!

Mitch


I am with you on that, I am in Poulsbo.

OP, I leave my truck hooked up sometimes for a week or two. I don't daily drive my truck. No issues ever. Stay safe!


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The next one might put California in the Pacific. Maybe it is time for a little traveling east for the next month or so. Just sayin', California has had some major moral problems for a long time maybe the big guy is calling!

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One other thing I would check on. Does your TV supply power to the TT when the ignition is off? Fords do not. I do not know about Dodge. IF you find that it does. I would disconnect the pigtale.


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ksbowman wrote:

The next one might put California in the Pacific. Maybe it is time for a little traveling east for the next month or so. Just sayin', California has had some major moral problems for a long time maybe the big guy is calling!


Not sure anybody in US has any right to discuss anybody else's "Major moral problems"

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