GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Jr. Engineer Megasaurus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, United States
    Posts
    222
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Hurricane Earl Tips: Avoid flood damaged cars, autos, vehicles

    Batten down the hatches everyone on the east coast, looks like Hurricane Earl is coming at you. Who's on the site that will be affected?

    Watch out in the next six months for flooded out vehicles that will get a new salvage title issued too.

    Anyone bought a flooded out car before for salvage, or gotten what turned out to be a salvaged car?
    Clint
    Rockwall, Texas


    2008 Suburban 4WD BEAST! plus a couple of other Chevy rides!

  2. #2
    Legend
    TrailLeadr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coventry, Rhode Island
    Posts
    3,103

    Default

    We are still recovering from our last flooding. Many of the bridges that were affected previously are still out or under repair. Should be fun times.
    Patrick
    Rhode Island


  3. #3

    Default

    Hurricanes suck. We lost our house back in '05 down in Florida. Luckly we had good insurance.

  4. #4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TrailLeadr View Post
    We are still recovering from our last flooding. Many of the bridges that were affected previously are still out or under repair. Should be fun times.
    How far inland are you up there?

    Steve
    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

    Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
    Follow Us Please: facebook.com/gmtruckclub | twitter.com/gmtruckclub
    Support GMTC: Help the site, contribute today

  5. #5
    Jr. Mechanic AzDragonLord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Florence, AZ...AKA just this side of hell!
    Posts
    85

    Default

    Here's a pretty good test to see if the vehicle you're looking at has ever been flooded...

    Reach way up behind the dashboard and feel around for dirt or other debris. They can clean the vehicle really good, but they can't clean everywhere! I did this one time when looking to buy a used car...the salesman freaked out! The car was clean though.

  6. #6
    Legend
    TrailLeadr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coventry, Rhode Island
    Posts
    3,103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    How far inland are you up there?
    About 21 miles as the to the ocean, and about 5 miles from Greenwich bay (as the crow flies)
    My house is on a pretty sizable hill, so I have no concerns about flooding there. After the last flood they said that about 70% (this figure is questionable) of the bridges here are barely safe for normal traffic. I can only imagine how many more bridges we may lose.

    Quote Originally Posted by AzDragonLord View Post
    Here's a pretty good test to see if the vehicle you're looking at has ever been flooded...

    Reach way up behind the dashboard and feel around for dirt or other debris. They can clean the vehicle really good, but they can't clean everywhere! I did this one time when looking to buy a used car...the salesman freaked out! The car was clean though.
    That's very good advice!

  7. #7
    Legend
    murdog94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    8,198
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default

    Well i read tonight while at work that it went thru your area howd everything seem to turn out??
    Mike

    Currently

    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

  8. #8
    Legend
    TrailLeadr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Coventry, Rhode Island
    Posts
    3,103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    Well i read tonight while at work that it went thru your area howd everything seem to turn out??
    Did it? lol

    Just had about a day of rain. I would be surprised if winds got over 20mph at all. The coast might have gotten it worse, but where I was it was just wet.

  9. #9
    Legend
    murdog94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    8,198
    Blog Entries
    12

    Default

    Well i would take that as a good thing. When i was living in Ga we had several Tropical Storms etc move over and they werent fun....

Similar Threads

  1. 95 Silverado Z71 wants to flood out and die
    By SeaHag in forum Performance & Fuel
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-05-2010, 05:03 PM
  2. **help with flood in fargo, nd**
    By prats4 in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-24-2009, 07:56 AM
  3. Hurricane Gustav
    By Steve in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 09-05-2008, 08:45 AM
  4. Hurricane Rita is coming
    By Steve in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2005, 08:35 PM
  5. Hurricane Rita is coming
    By Steve in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2005, 08:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •