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Old 04-02-2016, 09:50 PM   #11
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Reserving an extra day would be great if I didn't have that pesky thing called a job. In the past we have always just camped for 3 days at a time. Now I'm thinking of using vacation and going for an entire week every once in awhile. Might just book a little extra time to be on the safe side.
I do just that, a week or two out of state with 1-3 three or four day trips if I can in state.

Went out for two weeks got back found out we were given extra time off so we repacked and spent the fourth of July in Yellowstone.....
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:16 PM   #12
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Before the 5er I pulled TTs for decades. Always opened a rear roadside and mid window. Seemed to help on wind and fast moving semis passing. Maybe just my imagination but I'd not pull one again without the windows opened a little.

I can see how the windows may help a little bit. Wonder if Myth Busters ever had an episode about this?
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:55 PM   #13
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I lower the stabilizer jack on the leeward side of the trailer when it is in storage. The parking spot is sloped a little so I feel it keeps it from rocking in high winds.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:28 PM   #14
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We typically have 30 to 40 mph wind over the winter, gusting to 80 to 90 at times. When I park it for the winter, I point the front into the prevailing winds, level it and put all stabilizer jacks down. I have seen days when my truck is rocking and rolling with the wind, but the TT remains stable. Never had a problem!
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:55 PM   #15
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We have been having some really strong winds around here the past couple of days. All I can keep thinking is that I'm glad I didn't schedule to pick up the TT this weekend. Any tips for pulling in strong winds if I happen to get caught in them? I would definitely try and avoid it if possible first of all.
If you happen to get caught in high winds, get off the highway, especially if it is elevated. Stopping under an overpass is a good choice. Now the question is "how high is high?". If semi's are having a hard time, I pull over.
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