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wa8yxm

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Posted: 07/01/20 05:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

16 MPH is .. Likely not going to give you a problem.

However be aware of your surroundings.. I've seen "Wind Tunnel" locations where a 16 MPH "Breeze" can suddenly kick up to 50 MPH due to the layout of buildings and such.. IN fact I've been "Blown away" Literally when that happened. True store. I was walking on the windward sidewalk when I came out from beside the building into the "Wind Tunnel" area in Battle Creek. Suddenly I was in the middle of Capitol Ave. thankfully no cars I got blown half way across the road. (Capitol and the Michigan Ave (now a pedisterian mall, the mall is the wind tunnel).

That can surprise you if it happens. Capitol is still a vehicle road and I've driven my motor home through that intersection. But I know about the tunnel effect there.


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Posted: 07/01/20 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK we need a report back from you RRTom....how was it and what would be your advice to other new members who haven't driven in wind.


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Posted: 07/02/20 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We don't drive if sustained winds are above 20 as there are higher gusts that usually come with that. The wind speed shown is sustained wind, not how high a gust can be.

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Posted: 07/03/20 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If we never drove in the wind we'd never leave the house.

It seems regardless of the trip we always get wind in one leg of the trip.

I just checked, we currently have a nice 10 mph breeze, which is very typical for us.


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Desert Captain wrote:

RRTom wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"If "your rig handles badly in 16 mph there's something seriously wrong somewhere but I doubt you will have any issues,
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Thanks, this is what I am looking for. I can't visualize winds of different speeds. I feel better now about the trip.


You're welcome... As a former/retired professional boat captain I used to routinely bet my life on being able to judge the weather in general and specifically wind speeds. When in doubt as to the conditions you will encounter remember this old boat Captain's mantra...

The only weather you can control is the weather you choose to leave in"

It took me three times of not following that sage advice, nearly got myself seriously dead all three times, before it finally sank in. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/05/20 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ArchHoagland wrote:

OK we need a report back from you RRTom....how was it and what would be your advice to other new members who haven't driven in wind.

We left early enough that we didn't have much wind. But even after getting here and setting up, we could tell the wind wouldn't have been much of an issue. Not able to post this earlier because of a password issue.

Thanks for all of the replies.


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Just a quick story....today we began our summer journey. Left Melbourne, FL, and when we got close to St. Augustine, a nasty storm blew in. Just happened to be near a rest area, and as the wind picked up and I slowed down to 50mph, we pulled in. Parked, and within minutes the heavens opened and the wind was rocking the MH. We watched folks on I-95 going about 20mph throwing up tons of water. About 4 or 5 MH pulled in as well. In about 20 minutes the storm passed, my wife and I had munched on some popcorn, and we continued. And IMHO, that's how you do it....

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Posted: 07/07/20 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RRTom wrote:

Desert Captain wrote:

"If "your rig handles badly in 16 mph there's something seriously wrong somewhere but I doubt you will have any issues,
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Thanks, this is what I am looking for. I can't visualize winds of different speeds. I feel better now about the trip.

He said winds will be not driving he also said he was traveling at 55 mph before with a toad or something at least that's my reading.


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