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Old 10-10-2016, 03:18 PM   #11
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Wouldn't tow in wind over 40. Slowing down sure helps. We tow up by Enid Ok all the time. They have wind farms up that way. Wind is always over 20. The Hensley hitch sure helped with side wind .

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:30 PM   #12
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Bought a 35 foot Flagstaff Classic Super Lite Saturday in Ringgold Georgia. The Winds were gusting about 20 miles an hour. This was our first hard side trailer and we towed it about 12 miles on the highway, got off and took back roads to Daholnega in the eastern mountains of Georgia. Not sure I would do it again in that kind of wind. No white knuckles but a ton of tension in my shoulders and neck.

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:35 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by jlgail4309 View Post
Wouldn't tow in wind over 40. Slowing down sure helps. We tow up by Enid Ok all the time. They have wind farms up that way. Wind is always over 20. The Hensley hitch sure helped with side wind .
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:59 PM   #14
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When you are towing with a stiff head wind or tail wind be mindful of going around curves.

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Old 10-10-2016, 11:22 PM   #15
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On 21 March My 2014 27RR was 10 ft high 34 long fullwater tanks pulled by 2014 F250 Lariat crewcab diesel on Highway 95 at dusk Hawthorne Nevada....(Did not know three semi's blew off earlier in the day) 65 mph started blowing me around...hit the diesel hard which straitend me out...then hit trailer brakes that got me to 50 mph and controlled ! another block down that road we were hit with something like 80+ wind ...everything rolled down mountain destroyed ....rolled many times but F250 air bags all went off, set belts kept wife and I in tops kept roof up ...and an EMT just off work was first responder ! All I remember was helicopter ride to Reno Renoun Hosptial in snowstorm ! 6 weeks in rehab there and my broken neck repaired here in Minnesota 27 july.....31 july I got use of right arm n hand back ...wonderful. Wife sufferd fractured sternum n ribs 4 weeks in hospital. Now have new F250 king ranch diesel and looking at Wolfpack trailering to you all...In January Im gonna find that EMT to extend thanks...for truck photos send email to

Juice, Wow that is a scary story. I'm happy to hear that you and your wife survived and are healing. I'm towing a 36', 13.5' high and usually very little water. I will learn from your lesson and just ground the rig until the weather improves. Besides worrying about us, I worry about my dog in an accident like this, what would happen to her and where would the take her. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope to see you on the road.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:34 AM   #16
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Juice- how scary. As a former trauma nurse I know how lucky you and your wife were to have survived that. I am so glad the two of you are healing and you still want to camp. Thank you for sharing such a sobering reminder about road safety and how seatbelts save lives! I wish you Safe travels in your future.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:47 AM   #17
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I think a lot has to do with sustained winds vs gusty winds add speed and some grooved road and it can go south pretty quick.

I've seen rigs knocked over in relatively low winds when they hit a gust and the right angle.

Of course I prefer to pull into a least that is what my mileage tells me I am doing.

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Old 10-11-2016, 08:34 AM   #18
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I tow a fifth wheel around Wyoming quite a bit. They use chains for windsocks there. There are advisories all the time for towing "light trailers". As others have said; head winds are little problem but will lower your fuel MPGs and tail winds are not much of a problem. The 5th wheel really tracks pretty good and I have had no real problems at 35-40. Watch out for spots where the wind funnels through little valleys, hilltops etc. Don;t over correct or steer too much. The gusts are usually short lived and you can plow through it if you remain steady on the wheel. I do see the TT's sway quite a bit more than the 5th wheels. If you can't drive in winds over 20 don;t head west.
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Juice5, what a horrible thing to have happen. Glad you guys are OK and mended.

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