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Posted: 07/07/19 11:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jacks up ready to roll.

Do you have a safe space to put a couple of 5 gal fuel jugs? On the off chance the house is uninhabitable and the roads are blocked, gives you a bit more time living comfortably in the RV before you run out of generator operation.


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I have an extra five gallons of gas in a gas can, plus various amounts of gas in three other vehicles and a hand pump. If I ended up staying in the drive for a while, I also have the 35 gallons in the truck. Hopefully, it would never come to the point of needing all of that.
For water, the trailer just happens to park within 15 feet of my in ground pool and I have a little 110v submersible pump, but I lost about 25% of the water in the 7.1 quake when it sloshed out and flooded my yard. It is full again now.
I am sure I will never need all that, but it is reassuring to know that it is available.


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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!

Phhhhttt!

OP: our thoughts are with you and other Californians.


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GrandpaKip wrote:

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!

Phhhhttt!

OP: our thoughts are with you and other Californians.




If it were me...

Trailer hooked up to my truck. Power from truck disconnected until I bug out.
Plan on using 2 lane blacktop ASAP. Everybody else will be on the Interstates.
Full tank of fuel for truck.
Extra Fuel...
Black and Grey tanks empty.
Jacks up.
Propane off until you need it.

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Posted: 07/12/19 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Make sure you're trailer will carry a full water tank on rough rolling roads. I have heard of too many trailers drop their full water tanks under normal towing conditions.


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OleManOleCan wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

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!

Phhhhttt!

OP: our thoughts are with you and other Californians.




If it were me...

Trailer hooked up to my truck. Power from truck disconnected until I bug out.
Plan on using 2 lane blacktop ASAP. Everybody else will be on the Interstates.
Full tank of fuel for truck.
Extra Fuel...
Black and Grey tanks empty.
Jacks up.
Propane off until you need it.


Yes,

It's good that you have a TT for a place to stay if needed. But, if it gets bad will the roads even be passable ???? You might be better off to shelter in place inside your TT.

I have a sister that lives somewhere near LA. I talked to her once about having a escape route. She told me that there was no way out of town and there was no reason to plan because there was nothing you could do. I thought that seemed pessimistic but, I'm not from there. Don't you have to get over the mountians somehow? Everyone only has one way in and out of town because of the mountians ?

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