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Author Topic: What is worse then a sinkhole? A flood???  (Read 1503 times)
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« on: May 11, 2011, 04:05:10 AM »

We stayed at a  "nice" little rv park last night. Only problem was the Dayton, OH area, that we were in, got 3 to 4 inches last night.

The river was a foot to a foot and a half deep, in the campground. It was horrible. We made it out, Praise God! The thing that SHOCKED me was the fact that some of the others that were leaving didn't have the decency to warn the others! Seriously, I thought RVers were usually friendly. Not this place. As we left we stood on the airhorn the whole time. I walked it, to stay in front of the bus, so we would stay on the hard part.

Moral of the story, watch when you stay next to a river.

Pictures later.

God bless,

John
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 05:58:23 AM »

Here are some pics. We were up last night, watching the hail (bigger then quarter size). It rained a ton then, apparently 4 inches of rain.

Woke up to leave at 6:30, and saw the river flowing through the park. We decided to try to get outa there right away. That is when we saw some pickup trucks driving out. No telling others, nothing. I couldn't imagine not telling the others. Seriously, I can't comprehend not warning the others. We also called the fire department out, and when we finally pulled out, they had boats out getting people out of there.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 06:21:44 AM »

My wife wanted to make sure your not headed our way tomorrow Grin and then ask if you ever thought about taking a train?  had to share.  been a tuff year weather wise. Keep the faith.  Bob
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 06:24:52 AM »

John,

Sorry to hear about this latest adventure. You have had your share of tough times this spring. Mud, water, .... Glad you got out ok, and hope you have clear sailing (no pun intended) from here on.

Mike
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 06:33:18 AM »

Glad you got out of there.  Did you not have any idea the river was there?
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 08:03:50 AM »

Atleast you was in a bus and not a low sitting rv! Glad that all is well now.

The same storm that hit you snuck up on me while I was working yesterday. It went from sunny to NASTY in just a few minutes.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 08:59:25 AM »

It must have been fun unhooking the hoses and electricity.  If you had leveled using wood blocks, you would have been floating. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 10:11:47 AM »

Probably why it's nice to have a few tenters around!!!! Folks would also like my noisy Detroit airing up! Hope you quit finding such nice places John!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 11:42:08 AM »

Aw look they put up a caution wet floor cone @ the entrance to the bathroom/shower house! (how considerate!)

John, hmmm well no I won't say it............ but just be careful in the very near future. (think 1  2 .....)
Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 12:39:08 PM »

Bob, tell you wife thank you for the well wishes Tongue. This has been a trip. We are doing fine, but just get a kick out of everything. Actually, we have full insurance on it, and we have records of what the build cost us (as in receipts too).

Thanks, MikeH. Hopefully things go better, but who knows.

Buddy, I can't say as we "knew" the river was there. The place was named Beaver creek cg, so yes we did know. We pulled in after dark, though. Even with the rain we never thought about it. We were at least a hundred yards from the bank of the river.

Demo, I agree, any lower, and that would have been bad. We figure we could have taken another six to eight inches of water, before being totally swamped. We didn't raise the rear, and that would have given us another four inches or so. It was just coming in our bottom step on our entrance.

Lin, it was interesting unhooking. The power pole was still out of water, but our plugin to the bus was completely submerged. Was surprised that the breaker hadn't tripped on the pole. Apparently there wasn't a voltage leak. I used a crowbar to open the lid of the box, and shut the breaker off before disconnecting power. We hadn't hooked up to water or sewer.

Scott, I agree, a couple of tenters would have been nice. Also would have been nice if somebody would have told us.

Thanks for pointing that out, BK. Sure was nice of them. I know what you mean. I guess we will see what happens next, huh?

The last pic was taken from the road. We were parked next to the road, this side of the yellow building.

God bless,

John
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2011, 12:55:54 PM »

It seams that the campground could be held responsible to some point for not letting people know about the rising water.

They sure could of saved some people alot of headache.

What kind of bus do you have John? I know on my eagle if it was coming in the bottom step the basement wouldnt be far behind.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011, 01:43:18 PM »

Didnt anyone ever tell you, these buses are meant for "streets" they dont go thru ditches or swim very good. I know the perfect bus for you John!

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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2011, 03:13:29 PM »

Demo, we were just getting water into the bays. It was amazing that we had a fairly tight seal, because we didn't get much in there. It was 6:30am when we were pulling out, so I imagine the CG host weren't up yet. I surprised that the other RVers that were leaving didn't have the decency to tell the others, or at least call emergency personal.

Thanks, Teresa. I like the looks of that one. Fuel mileage might be a tad low.

http://www.10tv.com/live/content/onnnews/stories/2011/05/11/story_latest_flooding_denise_pm.html?sid=102
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2011, 07:08:12 AM »

They were on the way to work, and rising tides usually follow the rain?

Sounds normal to me.

Put a check on your naivety?

Rv's also attract whole other types of folks than the ones you're used to hanging with.

Live and let live

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every man for himself.

happy coaching!
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