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Old 10-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Pop up Wind Rating

I've reviewed the manual of my 2014 Rockwood 1950, and can't find any information with respect to wind ratings. This is my first pop-up and I'm concerned about the wind speed against the camper when the roof is raised.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #2
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i don't know of any popup having a "wind rating".

but having owned two of them, i'd say up to 30-40mph.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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After being in 50 mph winds with ours, I asked our salesman that very same question. He did not have a rating, but said if we see a witch on a bike flying through the air, we should fold it up. Not a lot of help.
50 mph winds made for an uneasy night too with all the flapping that went on. The camper had no issues but when we went to lift the stabilizers, we could see where the camper had been pushed forward a bit. Would not want to repeat that experience.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thanks

I appreciate your comments. Glad to know it can handle a little breeze.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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I had a 2280BH. I know it won't even notice 20 mph. Well, you might, but the trailer handled it well. As long as everything's tight, the canvas will help support the roof in all directions.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #6
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I have always heard that pop-ups can actually withstand greater wind than a hard-walled trailer. The reason being, the flexible upper part of a pop-up can bend and flex a little, helping to deflect the wind. Also, the upper structure of a pop-up is lighter weight, making for a lower center of gravity.
At least that is my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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I have never seen a wind rating for any RV, regardless of type. Given the factors involved, I think it unlikely any manufacturer has actually tested this, and even more unlikely they would ever publish something.

Generally, you are going to notice the wind in a PUP. I have been in them in pretty sever storms, and they will move around a lot. As with many things, common sense should be your guide. But as w4drr stated, PUP's can often weather the storm quite well.
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