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Posted: 07/08/19 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

MHs will be fine in most earthquakes...just like you. No reported deaths from either of the two big boys or the aftershocks. You are a Californian without quake experience?



Yes I'm a Californian with quake experience but just not in the motor home. I'm not concerned with damage to me but to the coach.


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I'd rather be it a Motorhome than a house. It's made to bounce around.

assuming it stays upright.


I originally from Illinois and scheduled to head back your way in a few weeks. I delayed my trip back because of the weather in Illinois and Missouri this year. [emoticon]

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DFord wrote:

If the shake, rattle and roll of the highways don't ruin your MH under normal driving directions, I don't see where the earthquakes are going to do much to you except scare the wits out of you. MHs are sure to be safer than being inside any structures - even if you're steadying it with your levelers.

(Unless there's a quake like the 1959 quake in Alaska.)


I wasn't concerned with the shake while driving but parked with jacks down and slides out.

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DFord wrote:

If the shake, rattle and roll of the highways don't ruin your MH under normal driving directions, I don't see where the earthquakes are going to do much to you except scare the wits out of you. MHs are sure to be safer than being inside any structures - even if you're steadying it with your levelers.

(Unless there's a quake like the 1959 quake in Alaska.)


I wasn't concerned with the shake while driving but parked with jacks down and slides out.


With a storm, I knew WHEN to pull in the slides and retract the jacks. With an earthquake it is all guesswork. In most cases you really don't need your jacks if you can park the rig fairly level. As far as the slides go, I'd leave them out, hope for the best, and remember that I have insurance to cover damage.

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I've lived in SoCal for over 70 years, experienced many quakes in houses and one in a car. No major damage. Even the big one a couple of days ago, epicenter about 100 miles from me, was very scary but no damage.

That said, my scariest quake was my first in an RV. 3.9 at Lake Tahoe, just a few miles from camp. The "springy things" really bounced me around, made a big racket. Still, no damage. Just a different kind of scary than when it has happened in a house.


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Yes I'm a Californian with quake experience but just not in the motor home. I'm not concerned with damage to me but to the coach.


It would take a major earthquake to be any worse than what California's roads do to your MH as you drive every day.


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It would take a major earthquake to be any worse than what California's roads do to your MH as you drive every day.

You haven't driven in NY and NJ roads, have you?





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If the worst is past is one thing, but do we know it is over? Why go to where you could become another burden to a damaged infrastructure?

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If the worst is past is one thing, but do we know it is over? Why go to where you could become another burden to a damaged infrastructure?


With floods, tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes, if we thought like that our RV's would never leave the driveway.

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JRscooby wrote:

If the worst is past is one thing, but do we know it is over? Why go to where you could become another burden to a damaged infrastructure?


We are going because we need to attend a funeral of a family member, otherwise forget it. Be there a couple days.

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