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Old 06-12-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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Approaching Nasty Weather

Tomorrow we were supposed to leave for Lancaster, PA for the first trip in the new Montana. Well, the weather looked great last Monday but now they are talking about a very nasty storm moving through the northeast tomorrow with high winds, possible tornado, hail, and very heavy rain. Those of you that attended the 2012 Northeast Rally know that the campground has a stream at the lower end and with all the rain, it may flood. So, we are unsure as to what we will be doing. Hoping to maybe leave Friday morning. Will keep an eye on the sky.

Thursday AM - Leaving Friday morning early. Called the campground and they expect to have no-shows today and that many will arrive tomorrow. They told us that "if we won't be there tonight, no charge for tonight even though we have reservations. We can't do anything about the weather." Very nice staff.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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ah, go ahead. put pontoons on the new rig and enjoy!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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Now they are saying high winds. Maybe I need wings, Dennis.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Which campground in Lancaster?
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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Do the safe thing and wait it out. Two weeks ago we had two campers turned over at a State park near here and a pop-up sheared off where the canvas attached to the side and that was just from a thunderstorm down burst. I've seen two 5th wheels hit by tornados so far this year and you had to be told what the pile of wreckage was before you could pick out things you recognized. As we are well aware, full timing in Kansas in the summers, these things don't do well in bad storms and if you can avoid them you really want to do that. I recommend an amusement park if someone truly feels the need to be scared to death.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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Yup, I'm not sure I'd make that my maiden voyage and changing things can sure be a pain. At least that Lancaster area is a great place to be. We have been there and between being close to Harrisburg, Hershey, Amish country and not that far from Gettysburg, I love that area.

But if the weather's bad it's gonna be hard to do anything besides the fact bad weather in the east spans hundreds of square miles so it's difficult to avoid. Maybe you'll be the first Monty owner to use a very heavy anchor to keep it place or chain up your fiver to tow it out. Best of luck!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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Triumphness - It is the Old Mill Stream Campground right next to Dutch Wonderland on route 30.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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We were there last week and it rained so hard that the creek was up to the top of its banks, but didn't overflow. Lots of stones washed away from the sites too, but all in all, we had a great time with Bill & Cindy Daniels(cdaniels) and Kevin & Lynn Morris(slufoot1)
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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Tomorrow we were supposed to leave for Lancaster, PA for the first trip in the new Montana. Well, the weather looked great last Monday but now they are talking about a very nasty storm moving through the northeast tomorrow with high winds, possible tornado, hail, and very heavy rain. Those of you that attended the 2012 Northeast Rally know that the campground has a stream at the lower end and with all the rain, it may flood. So, we are unsure as to what we will be doing. Hoping to maybe leave Friday morning. Will keep an eye on the sky.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
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We just went out a pulled in the slides as they are reporting bad weather here in Northern Ohio. The S&B protects most of the Montana.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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John & Judy,

Congratulations on your new Monty. Hope to see you both at the National Rally In August. Be careful with the storms and safe travels.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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We were in a HUGE storm in Indy last fall and it scared the Ba-Jeebers out of me...er, I mean the DW. We are now in Oklahoma City and were glad to be in Utah last month during their tornado "episodes". I say, stay where you are till the storm blows over and wait for a better day .
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:57 PM   #13
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The worst is to hit tomorrow(Thursday). You should be ok if you get here on Friday. We did have a lot of rain yesterday and the creeks are running high. Did you get one of the sites along the creek? You could just move to the higher sites if the stream is overflowing.
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We are in Richmond, VA and had a bad storm roll through here this past weekend with straight line winds 70-80 mph....very scary. Now today they are calling for possible severe thunderstorm this afternoon. It surprises me that a town that has tornadoes and hurricanes does not have a shelter...we are here because of my husband's job or wouldn't be here. this weather scares me to no end. there is a gas station by us that is brick and open 24hrs that said we could come there and hide out in the bathroom. Anyone live here or been here with any suggestions? Thanks, Wendy
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No public buildings such as fire, police?
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We are in Richmond, VA and had a bad storm roll through here this past weekend with straight line winds 70-80 mph....very scary. Now today they are calling for possible severe thunderstorm this afternoon. It surprises me that a town that has tornadoes and hurricanes does not have a shelter...we are here because of my husband's job or wouldn't be here. this weather scares me to no end. there is a gas station by us that is brick and open 24hrs that said we could come there and hide out in the bathroom. Anyone live here or been here with any suggestions? Thanks, Wendy
Call your county or city emergency management office and ask them for a list of shelters near you. They should have a list, but if not go to the police or a local fire department and ask them for suggestions.
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We just had a bad storm come through here, about 3:45 PM. It took 3 large oak trees out in our back yard. No damage except to the trees, dodged the bullet again.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:36 PM   #19
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After watching the news at 6 pm, it looks as if the bad storms were more to the south of PA than was expected.

Last July, we lost about 40 trees on our property from a tornado. VERY uncommon for northern PA.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:13 AM   #20
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Hey John and Judy,

Congratulations on the new rig! We're still here in NJ and were thankful the storm yesterday ended up way south of us.

Enjoy Old Mill Stream; we sure had a grand time at the rally last year!

This year we left the Monty here at the property, rented a beach house down at Cape May and were beach bums for a week.

Safe travels!

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