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Old 05-14-2020, 04:26 PM
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:29 PM
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From someone who had to crash a Seneca into the ocean I'm glad I didn't take out the people sleeping in tents on the beach.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:41 PM
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So how long will a RV float?

What if you filled the empty volume with ping-pong balls?
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Old 06-13-2020, 12:42 AM
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So how long will a RV float?

What if you filled the empty volume with ping-pong balls?
Brilliant ! those things weight nothing LoL
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:33 AM
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He mentions the RV-7 that put it in the water after the midair and how the pilot made it out okay. If I remember right a big big part of that was people running into the water to lift the plane enough to get him out. I personally do not want to be upside down in an RV trying to get through the canopy in water. I guess if there are people on the beach that's the only option though.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:57 AM
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Beach first, deep water second, breakers last resort.

Being trapped upside down in 2 feet of water would be about the worst way to die, I think
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:16 AM
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Beach first, deep water second, breakers last resort.

Being trapped upside down in 2 feet of water would be about the worst way to die, I think
Honestly, my greatest fear is being trapped upside down, on fire. Trying to do everything I can to avoid it, short of staying on the ground.
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:31 AM
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Thats why I sold my tip up and went to a slider. Pros and cons for both but i just feel a little safer now.
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:59 AM
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IMHO, if you're upside down on dirt, mud, sand or concrete, then slider, tipup or throwover canopy doesn't matter... You're going through the Plexi or aluminum to get out.
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:19 AM
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So how long will a RV float?

What if you filled the empty volume with ping-pong balls?
Wait, what!?! I thought everyone did that. Or water activated air bags.

Oops sorry wrong thread....
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