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Old 08-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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Saving My Camaro from Hurricane Isaac

Tropical storm Isaac heading our way in South Florida. Could turn into Cat 1 in couple days. My house? Nahhh...I'm worried about my Camaro! How can I protect my beauty from the nasty storm headed our way!?!?

No garage. No car cover, yet. This SUCKS
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Rent a POD? Store it in a neighbors or buddies garage?
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #3
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Stated above rent a pod and have them sit it on cinder blocks for elevation if you've got some ramps
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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No cover or garage in Florida so it's gotten wet before clearly..

Have you ever been through a hurricane? It's really no big deal - especially a category one. Just try not to park near any telephone poles or trees and you'll be fine with debris. Don't park in low areas - which I doubt there are many as it's Florida...

No prep needed...just be smart about it. If I hear in a few days that a 100 lb branch fell on your car I'll know you weren't...

But good luck and don't worry about it - I wouldn't.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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No cover or garage in Florida so it's gotten wet before clearly..

Have you ever been through a hurricane? It's really no big deal - especially a category one. Just try not to park near any telephone poles or trees and you'll be fine with debris. Don't park in low areas - which I doubt there are many as it's Florida...

No prep needed...just be smart about it. If I hear in a few days that a 100 lb branch fell on your car I'll know you weren't...

But good luck and don't worry about it - I wouldn't.
Yeah been through quite a few hurricanes, BUT NEVER with a 5th Gen. This is my baby, man! Don't want any debree scratching my paint or hitting it. You never know with all the branches and things beighbors have in their yards that get airborn with 70 mph winds.

All my friends w/ garages have no room. For now, I'm parking car close to house as possible, and in most aerodynamical positioning as possible.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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Rent a POD? Store it in a neighbors or buddies garage?
Thanks! Great idea, but too late. Pod co's are closed.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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Wow, some strong winds just swept by, 40-50 mph gust, and flooding in a hurry. Darn "feeder bands".

Using my wife's Sequoia as shield for my camaro!
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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Insurance is a good thing...

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #9
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If it keeps coming our way I'm going to put my Camaro under the carport closest to the wall, my mothers Equinox to block the other side, and my truck outside to block both of them. The back of the house covers the other side across from the patio. Not too worried about it. Business as usual on the gulf coast.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #10
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Craziness! I lived in central Florida for a year and all we ever got were afternoon drizzles. A little jealous. Best of luck though!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #11
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Awhile back when there was hail storms (I think in the northern states) one guy on here put bigg layered beach towels on his car. That might help

Now Adams should start making beach towels
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #12
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They are saying now it will be a category 2
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:45 PM   #13
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I think I would park it in the center of the closest parking deck at least one level up from the bottom.
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If it were me, I would take a few days of vacation out if the storms path. Problem solved
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #15
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Tropical storm Isaac heading our way in South Florida. Could turn into Cat 1 in couple days. My house? Nahhh...I'm worried about my Camaro! How can I protect my beauty from the nasty storm headed our way!?!?

No garage. No car cover, yet. This SUCKS
In a hurricane, your worst enemy is debris and flooding (car cover or towels won't help). I've always had a garage so debris was never an issue for me. My neighbor has a full garage so he puts one of his cars between his house and his neighbors house to protect it. He also puts it on ramps to the water flows well underneath.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #16
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I know that feel...

I'm in the same boat here in Mississippi. Just got my Camaro less than 2 months ago and now I just know this storm is going to send a tree limb right into it. When Katrina came through I got a pine limb right through the passenger side of my Eclipse, so I can't wait to see what happens this time...
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:24 PM   #17
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May sound a bit sarcastic, but...

Drive far far away?
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #18
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If it were me, I would take a few days of vacation out if the storms path. Problem solved
This is the best advice......
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #20
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Tropical storm Isaac heading our way in South Florida. Could turn into Cat 1 in couple days. My house? Nahhh...I'm worried about my Camaro! How can I protect my beauty from the nasty storm headed our way!?!?

No garage. No car cover, yet. This SUCKS
Buy 6 mustangs and park them in a circle around the good car?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #21
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go into an automatic car wash and ride it out. lol I also like the mustang idea as well.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:45 AM   #23
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Tropical storm Isaac heading our way in South Florida. Could turn into Cat 1 in couple days. My house? Nahhh...I'm worried about my Camaro! How can I protect my beauty from the nasty storm headed our way!?!?

No garage. No car cover, yet. This SUCKS
So how did you and the car make out?

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #25
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So how did you and the car make out?
Perfect! The SUV did a great job of shielding the Camaro. Lots of branches, twigs, fallen trees, etc., but Camaro was unscathed
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