Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #15
Senior Member
greatlakes's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 554
Last summer while driving down 75 in mid Ohio a wind storm kicked up. While driving at 60 to 65 the crosswinds were gusting at probably 40mph.
Thats when my 20' awning bellowed out and was destroyed. I have the hard cover and the arms were still locked in place and latched. The arms didnt get bent or anything but the material was destroyed. Didnt realize that could happen.
So highway speeds with high crosswinds or driving over 100mph is risky for the awnings.

2000 Monaco Windsor Cummins 330
greatlakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
Senior Member
desertrv's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 297
Winds are tough in this part of the world. Yesterday, I 10 was closed from Las Cruces, NM to Lordsburg, AZ state line. It was so bad that the vis was real low, lots of dust and brown skies. 30-40 mph constant winds, with gusts to 60+. It was a good day to stay off the road.

2003 36' Journey DL 330 Cat, Harley Rider
Jim and Brenda Kirkland
Command Sergeant Major, US Army, Retired
desertrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #17
Moderator Emeritus
SarahW's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In a lawnchair
Posts: 11,291
There is a wind advisory in effect for the Houston area until tomorrow morning. Gusts of 40 MPH and rain on the way. Drive safely!
.2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C | 2012 Jeep Wrangler

SarahW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #18
Senior Member
Steve N Sal's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,622
We never travel without our slide locks in the locked position and when it gets uncomfortable for me it's off the highway we go. Don't have to be anywhere usually at any particular schedule so I just don't push anymore.
Steve & Sally / Hudson Our Little Pom / Heidi, Houston & HiTee Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
greatlakes's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 554
Hey Steve can you post a picture of the slide locks installed. I have been searching all over this site and others for a picture showing how they lock inplace. I found mine in the drawer under the couch and originally thought they were for supporting the slide when it was out. So just wanted to see what they look like installed.
2000 Monaco Windsor Cummins 330
greatlakes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #20
Senior Member
stegosaurus's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 102
DesertRV - We drove from Benson AZ to Van Horn TX on Sunday and the winds were showing 15 on Weatherunderground but felt much higher. We pulled into Van Horn KOA because of wind. That's the incident I wrote about. I was trying to make Santo TX and Coffee Creek RV Park but bailed to the Van Horn KOA. BTW I highly recommend both parks. The Van Horn KOA has a nice cafe and good Texas brisket. They serve adult beverages too.
When we get home; I'm building a slide bar like the one on our first RV (Monaco Monarch). Safe travels to all.
As I write this we're in Still Meadow RV park in Mt. Vernon, TX because of a wind advisory for I-30.

Paul and Mary Beth
2007 Fleetwood Discovery 39Ft
stegosaurus is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK Northwest-Lets do it again in 2012 Larry & Rita Northwest Region 273 05-21-2012 06:53 PM
correction cummings ISB 340 motor in my Berkshire jponyboyace Cummins Engines 5 03-20-2012 08:31 AM
Slideout lifting in high wind?? rugersdad 5th Wheel Discussion 2 03-19-2012 03:26 PM
rv park in northern arizona jjorg Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 03-18-2012 12:20 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.