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Old 06-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #29
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Not just out west

Originally Posted by Jackm View Post
A while ago, we were listening to someone in Arizona describe crosswinds that were so strong, they blew their RV off the road. Adjusting the story for the usual degree of embellishment, we headed East in our 34 foot Winnebago Brave.

We were traveling around 60 MPH along a fairly deserted stretch of highway when we suddenly heard a really loud bang, like a small explosion. The motorhome then flew across the center line and headed for the ditch. Luckily, with some luck and a good steering stabilizer, I was able to keep the rig on the road but it was a real eye opener. The sensation was literally like getting broad-sided from the side by an invisible vehicle.

Hence, I learned two lessons.

1: hang on to the steering wheel with two hands when you're traveling in an area that has strong crosswinds and;

2: When someone tells you a story that seems hard to believe, consider the possibility that they may be telling the truth.

Has anyone else experienced crosswinds like this and where were you when it happened?

2 summers ago we were on our way back to NJ from Maryland and when we hit the Delaware bridge a storm popped up. The rain and wind was so strong that most traffic slowed to a crawl. It's a good thing the road was wet because a few gusts or straight line winds slid the RV over half a lane but didn't flip us. Worst thing I'd ever been through and was over in a matter of minutes.

Tim ,Retired Police Lt. 2002 Winnebago Adventurer+16' Trailer
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