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Old 06-24-2018, 11:51 AM   #11
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i have never understood why the bilding codes do not require every building to meet or excide a level that can provide a safe area for human life?
heck even in china they have building codes for safety, not that a apt bilding or three can not fall over.

yes i do know a torando is the most destructive wind on planet earth. but to a point even a building can surive all but a direct hit from a nuke.
not that all of a building will surive. but at least a good sized part of it as the "safe room". the news just shows every thing but the pad gone or torn to splinters. and for some reason mobile homes are very comen.
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:06 PM   #12
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We usually head to the bathhouse which are usually concrete block construction, much safer than the tin can RV! Or you can ride it out inside the RV and bend over, grab you ankles and kiss you A__ good-bye
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:54 PM   #13
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We usually head to the bathhouse which are usually concrete block construction, much safer than the tin can RV! Or you can ride it out inside the RV and bend over, grab you ankles and kiss you A__ good-bye
Having grown up in Central Tx and the Gulf coast I guess I'm immune to worrying about it... Been in and around several over the years...

It's like the old Duck and Cover drills we had in school... like you said.. bend over and kiss..

Last one we were near … March of 2017 we sat in the trailer and watched a movie.. Didn't amount to much.. the only damage in the park... folks from the tent were in the restroom..
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:46 PM   #14
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Mike I think you should hang around and wait for storms to be over Jeter needs the work. I'm back at Ft Chiswell
LOL! Actually "Team Jeter" has been quite busy this time of year. Here are a few pics from an actual search latter part of last month.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:46 PM   #15
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My wife didn’t go to the bathhouse near our Arctic Fox during a tornado warning because “it was too scary to go out” and rode it out. She woke up to this the next morning. Good thing she wasn’t in the car.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:40 AM   #16
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We actually have been in 2 tornado's while camping. One in Ohio and one in Traverse City. Both when we owned our Pop Up. Pretty scary. Ohio moved our pop up about 4 inches and scattered everyone's stuff all over the place. Traverse City we were just coming back from the store and missed it by a few minutes. Not much happened to our pop up. The owners were really great and came around to each site to see if you were okay and needed anything.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:04 AM   #17
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i have never understood why the bilding codes do not require every building to meet or excide a level that can provide a safe area for human life?
heck even in china they have building codes for safety, not that a apt bilding or three can not fall over.

yes i do know a torando is the most destructive wind on planet earth. but to a point even a building can surive all but a direct hit from a nuke.
not that all of a building will surive. but at least a good sized part of it as the "safe room". the news just shows every thing but the pad gone or torn to splinters. and for some reason mobile homes are very comen.
Building codes are for the most part to ensure the safety of the building. Some local jurisdictions will have codes that are pertinent to the area. Many jurisdictions in "Tornado Alley" do require a shelter or storm proof bunker. Some earthquake prone areas have codes requiring extra reinforcements. Mobile homes and RVs are very susceptible to high winds as the bottom rests on pillars of stacked concrete blocks and the RV's on stbalizers and tires. So a long, narrow box has a very large sail area on the side, open to the wind on the bottom, and very little stabilization from side to side, a perfect recipe to be blown over.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:17 AM   #18
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If you've ever seen the destruction of a direct hit by a F5 tornado, we have, you'd know why/how they couldn't build a structure to withstand it. We've seen it suck the basement out of the ground & not blow the bicycles off their kickstands 20' away or a playing card driven into a tree. SHEER DESTRUCTION! Don't worry about your rv, truck or any stuff, take shelter in the smallest strongest building available!!!
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