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Wind Gust Tips Over RVs

Wind gusts can and do blow over recreational vehicles when parked in extremely windy locations. In an earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing I offered suggestions on dealing with high winds when driving on the highway or parked in an … Continue reading

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High Winds Can Damage Your RV

High winds can be unsettling, whether you’re driving an RV or parked in an RV park or campground. Winds can be unpredictable, loud, and damaging. Before you take to the road, check the weather reports for the areas you’ll be driving through. … Continue reading

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RV Severe Weather Safety Tips

Severe weather can happen at any time, anywhere. Being prepared to act quickly could be a matter of survival. Knowing what to do before, during, and following severe weather is a critical part of being prepared and may make all … Continue reading

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Pull Aside & Stay Alive

Do you know what to do if you encounter a dust storm? Pull aside and stay alive! Avoid driving into or through a dust storm. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has a message for drivers who think they can … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Survive a Dust Storm

A dust storm usually arrives suddenly in the form of an advancing wall of dust and debris which may be miles long and several thousand feet high. Dust storms that turn day into night are a hazard to drivers. Dust … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Travel Weather

A Pacific storm train may bring the biggest travel problems for Thanksgiving to the Northwest, while another nor’easter will put travel in jeopardy for the holiday. A nor’easter may form over the western Atlantic by Sunday, sending rain and wind … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong

Dr. Aram Attarian, professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University, has spent 35 years collecting accident reports, first-person accounts, and newspaper articles about things gone wrong in outdoor and adventure programs. Attarian combined more than … Continue reading

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Wind Flips High Profile Vehicles

Strong gusty winds caused problems for RVers, truckers, electrical crews, and even buildings in the Dakotas for the past two days (Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18), has finally moved on. According to the National Weather Service, strong northwest … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Thunderstorms?

A thunderstorm affects a relatively small area when compared to a hurricane or a winter storm. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Every … Continue reading

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Lightning: What You Need to Know

Before heading out in your recreational vehicle, ensure you have a plan and know what to do if you encounter severe weather. Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don’t be fooled, … Continue reading

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