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Old 04-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #11
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Leave an hour early and drive a little slower.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:53 PM   #12
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On those windy headwind days I always wonder why I can never catch a tailwind. I'm jealous of all those campers heading the other way. I'll take a headwind over a crosswind any day though.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:56 PM   #13
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As the saying goes..."you can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails". Start out a little earlier, drive a little slower and stop for a nice long lunch or find a nearby campground and explore the area. It's all in how you look look at the journey...unless it is blowing a gale (32 - 63 mph) then wait it out. IMHO....
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As the saying goes..."you can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails". Start out a little earlier, drive a little slower and stop for a nice long lunch or find a nearby campground and explore the area. It's all in how you look look at the journey...unless it is blowing a gale (32 - 63 mph) then wait it out. IMHO....
But travelling in a gale (32-63 mph) is the norm here in Southern Alberta...

I've only owned the 5er for about a year, but have lived here all my life (+40 years) and it's rare that there isn't a breeze blowing. Some days are light (<30 mph) and some are quite heavy (>50mph).... It's just how you deal with it... Although I will say that I've been lucky enough over the past year to travel with the trailer on light wind days... Not sure I would feel comfortable on those heavy wind days.

And yeah, head winds I can take.... It's the cross winds that white knuckle me. Even when just in the truck with no trailer on those heavy wind days is enough to make me enjoy a drink after the travelling is done.

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On those windy headwind days I always wonder why I can never catch a tailwind. I'm jealous of all those campers heading the other way. I'll take a headwind over a crosswind any day though.
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