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Posted: 11/25/19 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Near Kingman, Az the wind really is howling. I don't know how fast it is blowing but it one of the few times I've heard the wind actually howl.
the awnings over the windows and door had t be brought in. Opening the door is a challenge. The coach is really rocking.
I wouldn't want to be in a semi or rv, or car on I40 right now,

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Posted: 11/25/19 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Several of the reporting stations around you are reporting 22 MPH steady - I'm sure the gusts are higher. Do you have slide toppers and, if so, how are they faring?

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Posted: 11/25/19 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

had the same thing 2-yrs ago in Amarillo. winds kept us in the park for 5-extra days.


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Posted: 11/25/19 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Toppers are flapping.
A tree to our rear has some big limbs broken off, but may have been done some time ago. Wind is slowing a bit, I think and is fr the northeast.

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Wind isn't fun at all. Good luck.


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I tow in stronger winds.


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azdryheat wrote:

I tow in stronger winds.


Very poor decisions can result in "MR Murphy" paying you a visit.

Driving in high winds facing you might be OK, on the right or left side, not so much a good idea.

Does not take a whole lot of wind hitting your broadside to roll you on the side, happens to truckers and can happen to RVs which are high profile vehicles like semi tractors.

A fool and their RV will be soon departed if you are not careful..

I once got stuck on an Interstate for 10 miles in a Microburst, 60+ MPH winds from the west hitting my driverside, was no exits to be had..

Could not risk moving to shoulder of the road and parking which was a pretty steep drop and angle from the pavement. Doing so would have altered the COG of my trailer unfavorably and would have made it much easier for the wind to push my trailer over.

Instead, I chose to crawl behind a line of semi trucks under 5 MPH until we cleared the Microburst.

It was not fun, enjoyable, relaxing, nor safe but was safer than pulling off on the shoulder.

I managed safely, but I would NEVER, EVER recommend doing so unless it is the absolute last resort.

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An RV is not much more than a box of air with wheels. About all you can do to make it a little more stable is to travel full of water. I have loaded a few times with max capacity of 100gal just to have the extra weight between the wheels.

I suppose there are a few tricks to be played when parked. Extend slides on windward side & retract on leeward side. Same principle as sailors hiking out to windward on small sailboats.


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Posted: 11/25/19 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Right now here in the Mojave the winds are 30 steady with gusts to 54.


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Buckle up! Going to be bad again Wednesday.


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