Does STX have any motorhomes? What about bringing one over?
I'm thinking it might not be so bad in a hurricane. You could drive it to a "safe" place, for instance, I have a space between a large concrete wall and a concrete building that is just about the right size to just fit a motorhome. You can also tie it down or make arrangements with someone with a shed or something. My mother had a trailer on the coast of NC that she would tie down for storms. It's still standing after about 30 years. It was always on a permanent foundation though, not just on wheels or blocks, etc.
Anyone remember...how did Peppertree fare in Hugo and/or Marilyn? They seem to have done OK in Omar.
You can ship a motorhome here and it will become a grand topic of conversation as you negotiate the roads ,hills, curves and switchbacks. Its final resting place will elicit even more interest - please bring one so we can all have another "Did You See That" moment.
gawd i am laffin my insides out right now......
give thanks exit.
I doubt there are ones large enough or rather tall enough. You'd be better off storing it stateside. Because 9 times out of 10 storage is MUCH cheaper stateside. Also unless you live in a humid salty climate it will also be better stateside. You will probably have some mechinal problems from it sitting so long but you will have that in stx plus the damage the salt air will do to motorhome, with all the metal and electronics on those it will be a nighmare. Plus your plumbing, do you have metal pipes? Everyone uses pvp here because metal takes a beating here. Not really sure what the plumbing situation is on a motorhome. 🙂
I'm thinking it's a pretty nifty idea. Think of it as a combo car/boat as far as maintenance goes. Lots of both of those on island. All the systems would be like a boat. You could even have solar panels, etc. Drive down to the marina for a pump out as needed, visit the car wash as needed to keep the salt build up to a minimum. What size are you talking about? Do you have a spot to park? Will it be a problem with the neighbors? Our neighborhood restrictions are a bit loose, but it may not be popular with the neighbors.
Yeah, it kind of sounds cool to me, too. The hurricane thing is a little scary, but assuming you had somewhere to ride out bad weather, had a place to park it, and assuming that the cost of bringing it wasn't really huge (and factoring in the cost of total destruction if the weather got nasty), I could see it being really useful. I am really looking forward to folks coming up with cheap, viable shelter options here, avoiding the astronomical costs of building the regular way
see, my thoughts are using for housing because I did spend 5 months on island this summer and housing costs vs. wages are amazing! how do people make it? parking it on a beach somewhere every few days and of course having a boat is where we get our entertainment so alot of the time it would be stored. The motorhome is and old one so no worries of it getting torn up and shipping will be slightly about the same of a large van etc. it's short. so who knows,just an idea I was contemplating.
A while back there was a thread that talked about not being able to ship old cars to the islands. I don't remember if anybody actually answered the question of why, but before you get serious about it, you might need to check with the appropriate agency or shipping companies.