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  • Sugar Hill RV Park hit by storm

    There was a DRV caught in the storm this week in Convent, LA this week. Photos are circulating FB RV Groups.

    Looks like it was pushed off the pad, but still standing upright. Their Facebook page is now looking for owners of the pets wandering the park.

    We are in Gulfport, MS and had rain and some wind, but never lost power.
    Vickie & David
    SOITC #6956


    2014 1/4 Mobile Suite Estates 38RSB3
    Alicia - Custom kitchen
    2014 F450 KR 4x4
    Titan 65g tank
    2015 Lance 1172



    Working Fulltimers since March 2005: Lucky us, we get paid to live like this !!!

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    Over on the DRV section of the Thor Forums, someone posted an aerial photo of that immediate area. Many of the other RV's right there were at least tipped or turned over.



    If you are interested in seeing damage to a Mobile Suites from a tornado back in 2011, go to the link below to see a slideshow of the photos I received. One can click on each thumbnail under the big picture to stop the scrolling and choose the next photo.

    Mobile Suites Tornado Images

    Terry
    Terry and Jo

    Mobile Suites 2010 38TKSB3 #5332
    2008 Ford F450
    2017 Ford Expedition XL as Tag-along or Scout

    Our Photos on Smugmug

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    • #3
      Man, this is scary. Perhaps my biggest fear driving around the country especially in those tornado-prone states. We invested in the weather map feature from Sirius, the NOAA app with weather alerts for phone and ipad as well as a weather radio for the bedroom. Perhaps I am paranoid. My goal is to avoid if I can and run if I have the time. I take only a small amount of comfort in the fact that we weigh 10 tons.

      Prayers for these folks.

      Michael
      Michael and Katherine (Moe and Flo on the go)
      Full-time since March 2017

      2016 F450, DRW, Crew Cab, Goodyear airbags, TrailerSaver TSLB2H hitch
      2014.5 Elite Suites 38RESB3, vanity slide, customized. #6987

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      • #4
        We are in Bay St. Louis, MS during this storm. The winds here were strong, enough so that we put the slides in and had decided to make a run for the Hollywood casino hotel if things got bad. Fortunately they didn't.
        David Gueterman
        2016 ES Houston
        2016 Ford F-450

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        • #5
          After owning an all-brick home for 30 years living in a trailer may be frightening. My wife was a bit worried when the sirens went off this past week here in NC. BUT......a direct hit on a home as these trailers suffered would be nearly as devastating. A brick home collapsing on you as you take refuge in a basement isn't any better than being in a trailer...........I guess when your number is up.........

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          • #6
            Hi there everyone, Papaducky here.
            FYI, My wife and I were in the middle of the Sugar Hill RV park when the tornado hit. My wife and i were watching TV and heard one loud roar, I looked out the back window and watched a wall of water hit and twist my 2014 38 RSSA Mobil Suite. The coach held together, up on one side then down again with a hard hit, busted lots of windows unloaded all the cabinets on the offdoor side threw the refrigerator out of the wall up against the exit door ripped my toppers off and buckeled the sides, but we are alive and shaken. Its been 10 days and i still have the shakes whenever I hear a loud noise.
            If you look at the pictures of the aftermath you can see my unit on the end. It was up on its side far enough to hit the rv next to me, and the one behind me hit the back cap and busted the rear window. Thank the Lord we are alive and able to help the others.
            Now the battle begins with the Insurance Company, does anyone have any suggestions?

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            • #7
              Papaducky,

              Man, I wish I could help you with that, but in spite of all my nearly 70 years and with all but 7 of those of living in Oklahoma and 25 of those in Oklahoma City, I've never even seen an actual tornado with my own eyes, thus never had to file insurance claims because of one. That said, I'm so glad you and your wife were not harmed. Our prayers are with you through this process.

              Now to clarify, is your fifth wheel the one in the center of the photo, or is yours one along that line near the trees at the bottom?

              Terry
              Terry and Jo

              Mobile Suites 2010 38TKSB3 #5332
              2008 Ford F450
              2017 Ford Expedition XL as Tag-along or Scout

              Our Photos on Smugmug

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              • #8
                Millerjnt, mine is the one in the center of the photo with the trailers around it, the one in the rear hit the back of mine and pushed me over into the next one. God bless and happy trails.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the reply.

                  All I can say is that you have been blessed. A fellow on another forum posted that they were in the same area and that people that worked with him were affected. Here's his comment from that forum. He is a former DRV owner that now has a Teton.

                  "We were in Poche RV Resort just down river 4 miles. The darn thing came right by us. Raining so hard could not see it but could hear it. News really gave lots of bad info. This was mostly construction workers. Hard working husbands, fathers making a living for their families. Several worked\work with us. One is in hospital with broken leg and back. He was sleeping, we work nights, and camper exploded with him in it. Fortune to be alive. Three were killed. Found last one yesterday during clean up. Buried under debris."

                  Terry
                  Terry and Jo

                  Mobile Suites 2010 38TKSB3 #5332
                  2008 Ford F450
                  2017 Ford Expedition XL as Tag-along or Scout

                  Our Photos on Smugmug

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by papaducky View Post
                    Hi there everyone, Papaducky here.
                    FYI, My wife and I were in the middle of the Sugar Hill RV park when the tornado hit. My wife and i were watching TV and heard one loud roar, I looked out the back window and watched a wall of water hit and twist my 2014 38 RSSA Mobil Suite. The coach held together, up on one side then down again with a hard hit, busted lots of windows unloaded all the cabinets on the offdoor side threw the refrigerator out of the wall up against the exit door ripped my toppers off and buckeled the sides, but we are alive and shaken. Its been 10 days and i still have the shakes whenever I hear a loud noise.
                    If you look at the pictures of the aftermath you can see my unit on the end. It was up on its side far enough to hit the rv next to me, and the one behind me hit the back cap and busted the rear window. Thank the Lord we are alive and able to help the others.
                    Now the battle begins with the Insurance Company, does anyone have any suggestions?
                    So glad to hear no one was injured in your unit. Would be nice to know if the Insurance Company treats everyone. I know we've been in many areas where the swarms of Adjustors were parked everywhere, including our RVPark while people were making their claims.

                    Vickie & David
                    SOITC #6956


                    2014 1/4 Mobile Suite Estates 38RSB3
                    Alicia - Custom kitchen
                    2014 F450 KR 4x4
                    Titan 65g tank
                    2015 Lance 1172



                    Working Fulltimers since March 2005: Lucky us, we get paid to live like this !!!

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