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Might need a new Smartcar.Hoping it doesn't come up to the floor of our Teton. Flooding good here. We in Port Arthur, TX

 

 

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  If you can jack the front up some .

 

Much easier to fix the rear area then what is up front. 

 

Hope the water stops rising there.

 

  Vern

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 Think about turning the breaker off for shore power. Or atleast your main breaker in the power panel . Also the inverter output.

 

 Just in case it starts to get into the underbelly.

 

   Vern

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My wiring is high. If it gets that high I will be leaving in the truck. I got good insurance. Hate this though. Took a while to find this teton.

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Thanks. Checking out what is advailable on the market. As old as our unit is, likely insurance will total it. Found a few nice New Horizons . Did not want to go back in debt again.

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Can you use the stabilizers to lift you up any higher? I remember Richard Oder going thru that last year or the year before in Texas. It came up quite high.

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No, our unit has the electric on front and crank down stablizers on rear. I had intentions to upgrade to hydraulic system but low on priority list. Never saw the benefit until now. I messaged Mark Garmon to see if his NH is still advailable.

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Well, the rain has stopped for now. Water not rising now. Still just below bottom. Second step is under water. Both cars have water in them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear your plight, hope it doesn't get any worse.     Is the water above the frame of your trailer?     Sounds like it never go that high?

 

Best wishes to you and all the folks affected by the storm.

 

Steve 

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Glen,

First off be safe. Nothing material is worth your life or health. Second if the water subsides be careful of snakes and other creatures in your area. Thirdly, be sure and repack your wheel bearings if the hubs were under water. Grease usually gets washed out of hubs. Truck also if hubs were submerged. 

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My truck is allright. Water just to running boards. Thanks for the bearing grease tip. Hadn't thought of that. Wheel hubs are under water. Water is just under chassis at wheels on door side. I not getting out in that water. It has to be nasty 

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Everyone is concerned about you and hoping things do not get worse.

Hopefully, neither your Teton or cars will be totaled.  If not,  you'll need to dry things out.

If I were you, I would order this fan from Amazon today (assuming you don't have something similar).

I bought mine 6 years ago when my basement flooded and am still impressed.  It moves much more air than propeller type fans and you will have much more control over the direction of the air flow.  It's only $66.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DNGSCM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_7?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B001DNGSCM&pd_rd_w=aU5IM&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=cMSkG&pf_rd_r=RCWG5PS9PEW0YBT9JRCB&pd_rd_r=e80d5c8a-980c-4dd3-ad2f-024a97b4c2ae&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMjlGWFNGNzRJQlVVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzgxMjcwMTIxUjdLTDg4TlIyMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjQ5ODYwMlVQMFM0TDlaVUFBQiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

 

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Deja Vu all over again.  Harvey gave us 54" in four days.  This Imelda has dumped as much as 43" in two days, just ten miles west of Port Arthur in the Hamshire area.  That's more than many places get in a year of rainfall.  I know it's flat and the coast and water doesn't drain very well, but I doubt there's any place in this country which can take that much rain without heavy flooding.

Hang in there Glenn, they say all the rain should be gone by tomorrow night.

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As long as we don't get much more Teton will be alright. Can't drain out until byou drops. It has crested.  One more inch and basement is wet. Chassis will be wet also.Praying.That all of you for yor concerns. 

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 If there is water in the belly pan, you will need to pull it all down. Let it dry out good and replace everything you pulled down. There is insulation in there and it will not dry out.

 

  Hope it did not get wet. One thing I was thinking of is some axles have the brake wire run through the center of the axle. If it flooded it may have water in it. I think you put disc brakes on yours but the old wiring mave have been hidden in there. Our Teton still has electric brakes, but I cannot remember how the wiring is run to the brakes.

 

  Hope you saw the last of the high water.

 

   Vern

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I has started to recede. Dropped a good inch. If it don't rain anynmore we be good. If I get out with just packing wheel bearings, I will be one happy camper. Our cars got water inside. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glenn, sure am sorry to hear about your troubles. If I can help, just yell. I managed to get out for my trip this morning before the flooding got bad, I won't be back for a month.
You know where I live, luckily for me even during Harvey it was hi and dry. I couldn't get out but it was safe. I sure got lucky this morning, my timing was good.

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9 hours ago, GlennWest said:

Thanks for the offer. Will access the damage tomorrow. Think Teton is good. Smartcar not so lucky. It not very tall. 

Hoping for the best for you Glenn.

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Water down. Teton good. Belly dry. It was actually my hand thickness from it. Smart started right up. Water poured out exhaust. Reved good. Backed up and proceeded to drive. Studdered and stopped. Pushed back to camper. Got air bag malfunction light also. It may be toast. 

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8 hours ago, Steve from SoCal said:

Glen,

 

This could be your opportunity for a Busa Smart😁 

 

That would be one slick grocery getter

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