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View Poll Results: Do moderate cross winds gusting to 25 mph cause you driving diffculty?
Diesel Pusher - No Problem with cross wind 35 64.81%
Diesel Pusher - Yes, I limit my driving speed / distance in wind 10 18.52%
Diesel Pusher - Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Workhorse W series -Yes, I limit my driving speed / distance in wind 2 3.70%
Workhorse W series - Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Workhorse W series -Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Ford F53 -Yes, I limit my driving speed / distance in wind 4 7.41%
Ford F53 -Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Ford F-53 -Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Chevy / Workhorse P-32 -Yes, I limit my driving speed / distance in wind 1 1.85%
Chevy / Workhorse P-32 -Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Chevy / Workhorse P-32 - Yes, I pull off and stop if thre is wind 0 0%
Other chassis platform, UFO, FRED, etc feel free to comment in message 2 3.70%
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Drive like the wind, or with the wind or something

This question and poll is for class A motorhome owners out there.


Do moderate cross winds (10-15 mph)bother you when driving your coach, How about moderately strong ones (20-25 mph winds) what type of coach do you have, and do you have aftermarket suspension upgrades?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:05 PM   #2
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This question and poll is for class A motorhome owners out there.


Do moderate cross winds (10-15 mph)bother you when driving your coach, How about moderately strong ones (20-25 mph winds) what type of coach do you have, and do you have aftermarket suspension upgrades?
Winds (cross winds or otherwise.....nope...... no issues
Passing semi's... nope ...see above
Suspension upgrades/modifications...Nope..see above.
pay'd the price to get something well designed and built..
no complaints or excuses
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:10 PM   #3
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Ooops sorry I messed up the poll options and can't edit it now
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:08 PM   #4
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Wind NO
Semi NO
Suspension Upgrades NO

Having driven a Tractor Trailer and or a 45’ Passenger Bus part time 2 days a week for the past 25 years and full time 30 years ago I can say the wind effects everything on the road with some height. Crossing bridges, in open areas, etc. Also when a TT passes you you will feel it. After a while you won’t realize it any more.

I have a 1994 Damon Intruder 34’, 11’6” height.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:43 PM   #5
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I have an older Holiday Rambler, on the S series 8 bag chassis, no mods. The day I bought it and drove it home 160 miles I was a bit nervous, A portion of my trip is notorious for bad winds and tons of semi traffic, after being on the the road for an hour all of my nervousness went away. It's easier to drive then my previous F250 and 5th wheel set up.
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The cross winds you mentioned are not that big of an issue in terms of driving but they cause me concern related to an awning unfurling.

Saw 50 mph gust put the 5ver in front of me up on 2 wheels right before it ripped my awning out and unfurled it. Unless I was desperate to get where I was going I'd pull over with crosswinds above 40. Arms get tired of fighting them.
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I have the RR8S Roadmaster chassis in my old Monaco, and have no ill affects from the wind, or trucks passing me, or me them!
My metal wrapped awning has been converted from the spring, pull strap, to a crank style, and when I store it I can crank it down tight, cinch it very tight, with the metal wrap, no way it is going to unfurl! But if the winds are going to be strong, over 40 MPH, I can get the ladder out and use a C-clamp, and go through the crank and the awning arm, and there is no amount of wind is going to unfurl it!

That said, when the winds are that high, and are a side wind, I will limit my miles, because it will wear you out, even if your MH handles the wind well! No one is immune when there are 40+ MPH side winds! No one! I don't care what they tell you!


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I agree with others in the fact that the wind doesnt really bother my 38 ft diesel pusher, but I have had trouble in the past driving in too high of winds. I had part of my previous Winnebago roof tear off one time. I just think driving in high winds is taking a chance that unless you have to, better not to. Having parts ripped off your coach by high winds gets costly. Even worse is gusts that hit you without warning. This can make for a very long day of driving. Why bother, Im on vacation. We stopped two years ago in Bakerfsield Ca. because of wind warnings, and about two hours later, a tractor trailer was blown on its side right where we were headed.
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F53 - NO PROBLEM

25 mph crosswinds don't really cause any problems, I can fell the coach swaying if its gusty but not any more of an issue than passing trucks, etc..

If I start getting a lot of swaying or the winds are head on and I can't keep up speed, (usually strong headwinds, 30 - 50 mph) then I stop early and spend the night.
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45' DP (MCI), air suspension, no aftermarket mods.
10-15 mph crosswind isn't noticeable. 25 mph crosswind is occasionally felt but not uncomfortable or a problem. Don't really notice much change when a semi passes.
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I must have missed where 40-50 MPH winds came into the conversation. In my humble opinion preplanning is the key to any trip. I check weather including wind speeds 2 days out the day before and immediately before I start the trip. I check my starting point, the destination and points in between. Also in my trip planning I have all Rest areas, truck stops etc. entered as waypoints. Just in case of an unavoidable event I have an idea where I can safely stop. Some may think this is overkill but I don’t think anyone would drive into a blizzard, torrential rain storm, etc. I also pre-trip my MH carefully. My MH is over maintained. If I have any issue on the road it is unavoidable. This overkill is as the result of my employment where we expect the worst and hope for the best. My MH is for relaxation and enjoyment. I feel that by doing all my pre-checks I am more relaxed during my trip. In addition I try to carry spares and duplicate as much as possible. I believe that “two is one and one is none”. Anyway back to wind speed 20-25 is no Problem. 40+ is a no go for me. To each his own. This is only my way of doing things.
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Test drove our Alpine in 50-60 mph winds in Vegas. Bought it that night.
Stayed an extra day as the airport was closed!
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There was no option in the poll for my situation.

We have a shorter, about 28 footer, on a Workhorse P32. No modifications but it did come from the factory with Bilsteins and antisway bars.

Yes, strong winds do try to push us around and I do sometimes feel pressure from passing big rigs. Even so, driving is easy and isn't tiring. I don't slow down any and keep driving until we get to our planned destination. No matter what the conditions, my speed usually stays around the 60 mph mark.
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