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Old 11-30-2014, 12:56 PM   #11
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In other words my fuel mileage doing 70 mph into a 30 mph headwind goes down the toilet vs 60 mph with 20 mph tailwind. Correct?? Lol


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Doing 70 with a 30 MPH headwind will require the same engine output as driving 100 MPH with the same camper and load weight.

Driving 60 with a 20 MPH tailwind will require the same engine output as if you were driving 40 MPH.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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Now I have to find a way to mount my slide rule to the dash of my TV for windy days.
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #13
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Also if you see a (Wind Farm) area they place them there for a reason! Youroo!!
Yeah, to waste money, our money!
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #14
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Now I have to find a way to mount my slide rule to the dash of my TV for windy days.
Heck, you just need a Wiz-Wheel...
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Old 11-30-2014, 03:53 PM   #15
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Heck, you just need a Wiz-Wheel...
I bet there is an app for that....

https://www.google.com/#q=whiz+wheel+app

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Old 11-30-2014, 03:55 PM   #16
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Tailwind???? What's that??? Don't know about you guys, but seems every time I hook up to the trailer the wind picks up and always changes direction to give me a head or side wind.. Last time out we had a strong south wind, head wind for where we were headed...blew like that all weekend then sunday night the wind shifted to blow from the north and give us the same head wind all the way home.
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Old 11-30-2014, 05:14 PM   #17
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Tailwind???? What's that??? Don't know about you guys, but seems every time I hook up to the trailer the wind picks up and always changes direction to give me a head or side wind.. Last time out we had a strong south wind, head wind for where we were headed...blew like that all weekend then sunday night the wind shifted to blow from the north and give us the same head wind all the way home.

Probably had to go up hill both ways too 😃


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Old 11-30-2014, 05:26 PM   #18
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At least it's doable. Besides a trailer I also have a boat. It sucks even worse when I take time off to fish and we end up with a wind for all my days off. The Great Lake will easy kick up 4 5 and 6 foot waves. It can become dangerous fast if you fish deep. At least with the trailer you can pull over or take your time. We got caught coming home from the northwest just ahead of all the flooding in Saskatchewan Manitoba the Dakotas and Minnesota. We rode the front for 2000 miles and at least a 25 mph headwind all the way. I was upset the first day and tired but by the second day I realized I had to either sit it out or if we wanted to get home stop looking at the gas mileage put the pedal down and get home. We had to keep the speed down to 50 to 60 mph and only got about 6 mph. I can get 12 on a good interstate with no wind. We got some luck the third day of the trip home and had no wind. Gas mileage came back up and after 2 days of wind it now felt like a drive in the park and I had to check if the trailer was really still behind us.
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I'm reminded of the guy who asked what time it was and was told how to make a clock.
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:33 AM   #20
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Too bad I cant utilize a head wind for lift with my camper.....soaring like an eagle for a few hours would be cool...

On another note, the weather data on my trucks nav screen will give me wind speed and direction....pretty handy info when towing ......

Oh...and dont lift your truck 6" and the add 35" 13" wide tires on (rolling resistance) if you plan on any modicum of air "svelteness"...heck the ranch hand bumper i had on for exactly a week dropped my mpg 2-3 in the city !!...a 8000lb brick just aint too aero-dynamical....
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