A Fright in the Night

December 23, 2022

Last night, around 2:30 am, a loud bang and a shaking of the RV woke us up. We knew it wasn’t Santa coming to visit early. We quickly got dressed to see what had happened. Bruce thought someone may have hit us.

As we came out into the living room, Nox raced over to us. The loud bang had scared her. We didn’t see any damage in the live room or kitchen.

We got our jackets on and went outside. The wind howled around us. There was nothing wrong with the front of the RV. I noticed a large tree limb down next to the RV beside the wardrobe slide in the bedroom. I pointed it out to Bruce. He noticed scratches on the side of the RV along the outside bedroom wall.

Bruce braved the wind and climbed up on the roof of the RV. There was part of the branch on the slide topper. Bruce tossed the branch down. He saw some scuffing on the roof from the impact.

Our adrenaline was up and with Nox needing comfort, we stayed up for a bit to calm down. Nox happily stared playing, then snuggled down to sleep. We were finally able to get back to sleep.

In the bright sunshine of today, we got a better look at the roof. It has a couple of scuff marks, but in one place it looks to be a little deeper. We will need to find out if our roof needs a repair.

The long branch was down on the ground next to the RV. The perpendicular short branch was on our slide topper.

17 thoughts on “A Fright in the Night

      1. Even a little water coming into any dwelling is a big problem! It is annoying of course, but so far all has been okay. No loss of power, no frozen water lines, and cats are housed in the laundry room which has a heat vent . We added that when we replaced AC/heat a few years ago, and it was a good decision! We got about 1/2 inch snow last night. Temps should not be as low the next few days, so we hope to manage okay. Is it cold where you are? How are you doing–burning propane?

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      2. We are burning the propane! It didn’t get out of the low to mid 30’s today and the predicted low is 13 tonight. I know you had a lot to deal with because of the rain. I am glad your haven’t lost power and your water hasn’t frozen. We have an electric heated water hose that we use for this kind of weather.

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    1. Nox calmed down fairly quickly once we came back in. I am just glad is wasn’t a large or heavier branch that came down. This is just a mild adventure compared to your getting stuck in the sand!

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    1. I don’t think they would be liable for anything. They seem to do a good job of maintaining the campground. I think it is more of a one off happening.


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