Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 189
I hate WIND

we just pulled into home after spending weekend at Colorado city tx state park which is only 38 miles from our house,,we took the access road at 40 mph home because of the damn wind ,blowing 40-50 mph several times thought we might be blown over, white knuckle experience next time we will just wait it out. one of the worst winds out here in west texas in a while
__________________

__________________
rwehba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 189
opps 30-35 with gusts to 40-50 mph
__________________

__________________
rwehba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,512
Sometimes waiting it out is the best/safest thing to do.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Terier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9,616
I hate wind too, towing or not! I'm glad that you made it home safely.

The first part of my maiden trip was cancelled due to high winds and gusts up to 65 mph. Once I was staying at a local campground and the gusts were pretty strong on the day I was departing. Even with being about 10 miles from home (all city streets) the wind made me nervous especially since I needed to pass through on a bridge in a construction area. I don't have much experience towing in windy conditions.
__________________
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
Happy Member
 
GT4six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 191
I know exactly what you mean....went thru Vegas desert with similar cross winds and holly smokes- I wanted to get off and kiss the ground when we got home....talk about white knuckle experience....I also wanted to pull over but where in the middle of the dessert?\glad you got home safe.
__________________
Me, DW and final score...
2 Girls-2 Boys
The lazy nanie K9
2013 FR GT 351DFS
GT4six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Sometimes....

discretion is the better part of valor.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
rattleNsmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Western Connecticut
Posts: 1,571
Those unexpected gusts are what makes you check your undies.....
__________________
2010 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel 34SATS "The Beast"
2006 Ford F350 Lariat 6.0L Diesel
2003 Harley Heritage Softail "Hogzilla"
1986 Marriage to "Wifey" (patience of a saint)
rattleNsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by rwehba View Post
we just pulled into home after spending weekend at Colorado city tx state park which is only 38 miles from our house,,we took the access road at 40 mph home because of the damn wind ,blowing 40-50 mph several times thought we might be blown over, white knuckle experience next time we will just wait it out. one of the worst winds out here in west texas in a while
Surely living in Sweetwater,Texas you can't be complaining about the wind.
__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ironj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,368
Quote:
Originally Posted by rwehba View Post
we just pulled into home after spending weekend at Colorado city tx state park which is only 38 miles from our house,,we took the access road at 40 mph home because of the damn wind ,blowing 40-50 mph several times thought we might be blown over, white knuckle experience next time we will just wait it out. one of the worst winds out here in west texas in a while
just another day in west texas....lol....i had my trailer out for mods this weekend...had a few 52mph gusts....gotta love it.....

almost as bad as last year when i was heading up to caprock canyon on I-27 north..... 40-50 mph head winds....

first time I EVER saw my truck not want to cruise in overdrive........and i got a whopping 7.8MPG driving up there....

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
2015 F350 Platinum Fx4 6.7 Diesel Dually. B&W turnover, B&W Companion, air bags and wireless controller.
2015 Heartland Road Warrior 420 Rt
2012 f250 Fx4 6.7 Diesel crew cab tinted n tuned
2012 lacrosse 318bhs touring- sold
ironj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 02:29 PM   #10
B47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 6,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironj View Post
just another day in west texas....lol....i had my trailer out for mods this weekend...had a few 52mph gusts....gotta love it.....

almost as bad as last year when i was heading up to caprock canyon on I-27 north..... 40-50 mph head winds....

first time I EVER saw my truck not want to cruise in overdrive........and i got a whopping 7.8MPG driving up there....

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Forest River Forums mobile app
That's life in West Texas and Lubbock. The first time I was ever in Lubbock was the day I drove up from Fort Worth to report to my first FAA duty station there. It was in March and the wind was blowing so hard that you almost had to stop driving for lack of visibly and the tumbleweeds were piling up against power poles,fences,buildings etc.

Residents of Lubbock told me that sometimes tumbleweeds would blow into your vehicles radiator (this was in 1990 when radiators were more exposed than nowadays) and their pointed end would puncture the radiator.

A couple of times I saw it raining while the dust was blowing and it turned into airborne mud. Luckily the wind blew mostly in the first 3-4 months of the year and then calmed down.
__________________

__________________
B47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.