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Posted: 04/15/12 07:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On the day slated for traveling the 5 hours back home there were high winds of 25-30mph so we left the trailer at the rv park and plan to return next week to pick up. Anyone else have travel plans change due to winds? We are new to tt and wanted to see if we were wise or just overly cautious.

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Cautious is what YOU set it as, period. We are newbies and we had sustained 30mph crosswinds for 2hrs last week on I-40. I told my wife that was my limit and we shut it down early for the night at a state rest area. Yesterday, we had forecasted 50mph winds in ALBQ and thus delayed are westbound journey for a day.

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We are in OK and although already were booked at the campground, we would have stayed put. Put in the slides and waited. The wind was 35mph the first day, 55mph the second day, all day. Too many people "push" thru wind or heavy rain but it's not for us. Too hard on the nerves and increases chance for something to go wrong. In my opinion you are very wise oh grasshopper!


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Yah, yesterday near Tonopah NV. After encountering slush and freezing temps, then getting hammered by 40mph winds, I called it a day at 2pm at a rest stop which happened to have an RV overnight area.

I feel sorry for folks who must drive no matter what. Wind is not fun.

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Any time you're not comfortable towing it's best to NOT do it. 30 MPH isn't all that high but you were apparently not comfortable so good decision. 30 mph in the midwest is not that much above average this time of year


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skipnchar wrote:

Any time you're not comfortable towing it's best to NOT do it. 30 MPH isn't all that high but you were apparently not comfortable so good decision. 30 mph in the midwest is not that much above average this time of year


Good to know what I should develop as a comfort level. We were all hitched up and ready to go at 30 when we found out there was a tornado alert to boot. My wife loves the wizard of oz... But not enough to want a starring role in a remake

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We stop trains in wind-sheltered areas when the winds get above 50mph... If you're not comfortable, you're probably not safe.

Enjoy your travels... and be safe...

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Good move. You are wise to plan ahead! For us strong wind is a deal breaker where traveling is concerned


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Suggest looking at an iphone application called "wind alert" . You can program a list of towns or areas that you will be traveling through on any given day. This gives you a heads up in planning your travel, especially in windy areas i.e. Needles to Bakersfield on I-40 , Phoenix to L.A. on I-10. It is also free


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djgarcia wrote:

Suggest looking at an iphone application called "wind alert" . You can program a list of towns or areas that you will be traveling through on any given day. This gives you a heads up in planning your travel, especially in windy areas i.e. Needles to Bakersfield on I-40 , Phoenix to L.A. on I-10. It is also free

Thanks! I was just watching weather.com.... I will gt this app!

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