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Posted: 05/07/21 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyp4951 wrote:

memtb, glad you made it to the wedding, high winds, and all.


Thanks Gary! But, thanks to the little cold snap in the South in late February....I missed her wedding! [emoticon] But, at least I got a short visit with all of them!

For a brief explanation of the “very” short visit see my post about “5050 Miles in 9 Travel Days”! Pretty much a 13 day disaster! memtb


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memtb wrote:

grizz272 wrote:

I visited my son on Saturday and the wind from the southwest was blowing 30+ mph gusting over fifty. I saw a number of trucks towing campers heading north but none heading south.
Just how winding does it have to to be for you to pull over and wait for the wind to die down.
I told the wife that there was no way I would been out in that wind towing our fifth wheel.


This is a question often presented from time to time.

I firmly believe that the weight of the rv weighs heavily (pun intended) into the equation. The heavier the towed unit, the higher the wind velocity you can safely handle.

On our recent “marathon trip”, we encountered high winds from Oklahoma (a rather intense Thunderstorm just north of OK City) up through Cheyenne, Wy. Our 5th wheel weighs in @ 20K pounds, and we had zero issues.....no discomfort. We passed numerous tractor/trailer rigs that seemed to be having some difficulty.

I don’t think that there is any “concrete” wind speed number. Everyone must make their decision based upon their comfort level! The heavier the unit the better it handles a hard cross-wind! That said, when/if that heavier unit does become unstable.....the more difficult it is to correct!

It really comes down to your comfort level! memtb

Very likely empty or very light load in 53ft at 13'6" makes a great sail.


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There is too much to worry about in this RVing. Always remember, you might get hit with a blue icicle that falls of a 737, so look up often.

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Edd505 wrote:

memtb wrote:

grizz272 wrote:

I visited my son on Saturday and the wind from the southwest was blowing 30+ mph gusting over fifty. I saw a number of trucks towing campers heading north but none heading south.
Just how winding does it have to to be for you to pull over and wait for the wind to die down.
I told the wife that there was no way I would been out in that wind towing our fifth wheel.


This is a question often presented from time to time.

I firmly believe that the weight of the rv weighs heavily (pun intended) into the equation. The heavier the towed unit, the higher the wind velocity you can safely handle.

On our recent “marathon trip”, we encountered high winds from Oklahoma (a rather intense Thunderstorm just north of OK City) up through Cheyenne, Wy. Our 5th wheel weighs in @ 20K pounds, and we had zero issues.....no discomfort. We passed numerous tractor/trailer rigs that seemed to be having some difficulty.

I don’t think that there is any “concrete” wind speed number. Everyone must make their decision based upon their comfort level! The heavier the unit the better it handles a hard cross-wind! That said, when/if that heavier unit does become unstable.....the more difficult it is to correct!

It really comes down to your comfort level! memtb

Very likely empty or very light load in 53ft at 13'6" makes a great sail.


Edd505, Yes they do! My wife and I were owner/operators for a while.....nothing worse than a very light 53’ van.....well maybe “black ice” with wind! [emoticon]! memtb

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