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Old 12-09-2017, 10:04 PM   #1
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Traveling through southern San Diego county and dealing with the incredible winds. Theyíre clocking on my weather station at 30+ sustained with gusts to 50+. Iíve already pulled off the interstate and hunkered down till they decrease, question for my seasoned compatriots is how much wind is enough?
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like you did the right thing. But it mostly depends on which direction the wind is coming from.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:18 PM   #3
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Sounds like you did the right thing. But it mostly depends on which direction the wind is coming from.


Thanks itís almost straight across from left to right. I thought it qualified as a white buckler lol. Wish I had the steering stabilizer installed
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:23 PM   #4
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Yep, those kind of winds directly from the side would keep most any sane person off the road.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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If you feel uncomfortable pull off. We have done it several times and you have your hotel room with you anyway. Skip
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #6
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If you feel uncomfortable pull off. We have done it several times and you have your hotel room with you anyway. Skip


Thanks n3p, as a rookie itís good to know I made the right call.
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And you’re most likely going to feel those high of winds from that direction in nearly everything-other than a tank. You made a good choice.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:18 PM   #8
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We ran into some really bad ones couple years ago on our way to Sturgis. We didnít have an rv at the time but friends of ours just pulled off. Got a good angle to minimize area to wind direction and put the levelers down for more stability.
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And you’re most likely going to feel those high of winds from that direction in nearly everything-other than a tank. You made a good choice.
Yes, if you're not having fun get off the road and wait for conditions to improve. As was said above, you have your house with you. Deploy the satellite antenna and binge watch Dragnet for a few days.... ;-)

I was amazed at how stable my 45' tri axle fiver behind one ton dually was. I would regularly be passed by semis and I would't feel ANY of their bow wave pushing me out, and afterwards sucking me in. It rode like a train on rails. I took it across some pretty big bridges in sporting winds and it was a 2 finger operation.

Now, that said it was a rough ride, even with 5 (FIVE) air bags in the pin box, hitch and on the axle.....

We REALLY appreciate the softness and gentle sway of the Coach, but yes it comes at a price when driving conditions become more sporting.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:38 AM   #10
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I'm with everyone else, you did the right thing to pull over.

When I travel- I use "radar now" app- great to show storm conditions, It also has a driving mode that will keep updating your location to as you drive. Almost like have weather radar like planes have. They have free and paid app.

2nd for winds- windy.com , will show direction of winds and speed will change color.

I have pulled into rest areas BEFORE the storm hit, using radar now, when I had my 5th wheel, that allowed us to stay dry getting to the 5th wheel.
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