How To Prepare Your RV for Hurricanes and Other Storms
We've been through hurricanes, thunderstorms, and haboobs.
I experienced my first storm in the RV while camping in Nevada. Strong winds in open desert spaces meant those 65 mph gusts hit the side of the RV at full force. When we finally got a break in the wind, I went outside and attached the truck to the RV.
My neighbors came running to ask if I was crazy, trying to leave. But I wasn’t going anywhere! I anchored the RV to the truck, making it harder to box around. As a unit, it now had six tires on the ground instead of two.
Since then, I have experienced desert sandstorms (haboobs), monsoon thunderstorms, flash flooding, low-category hurricanes, and tropical storms. As far as I know, my RV has no damages from any of these.
Note: I am a Keystone RV ambassador and bought my RV years before working with Keystone. I mention and show this RV because it’s the one I own and use.
1. Identify the Natural Disaster
A haboob and a hurricane are two completely different types of natural disasters. They both involve heavy wind, but one brings rain, and the other brings sand. Consequently, your preparations should differ based on your setup and travel habits.