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Old 06-30-2014, 10:58 AM   #15
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With less than 2,000 miles under my belt, I still get stressed with the cross winds. Swerving at 60+ mph is no fun for someone with little experience. I see other MHs on the road so I know it isn't too bad to proceed...but I slow it down a bit to remain confident that I am in control. With more miles traveled comes experience.

I post my above comment from a previous thread, but I think it applies here as well.

At my level of experience, I'm still trying to find out what's normal, and what needs attention...i.e. tires, shocks, load, or just plain technique.

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Old 06-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #16
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I had a 97 HR 40 ft Imperial that weighed 29k lbs and was a 40ft sail in the wind even with sway bars on it. My 42ft panther weighs 42k lbs with a tag axle and I don't even feel the wind. Obviously you aren't going to trade it in but I would make sure that you don't have a tire problem since that seems to be what was recently changed. Did you get truck axle tires rather than Steer tires? Are all the tires the same age and make? I so you might try rotating the fronts to the back and see if it changes. I would also look to any workhorse forums to see what mods truly work.

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:17 PM   #17
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IMO - the safest thing is to slow down or stop if the wind is too strong. The best thing you will do is give yourself more reaction time, the worst thing is reduce fuel consumption.

If traffic backs up behind you stop once in a while to let them pass. If you have an accident they will have to stop while the accident scene is cleaned up.

Just think if the wind is pushing on the side of your MH with 1 or 2 lbs pressure.
At 28 mph the pressure is 2 psf, at 35 it is 3 psf. Figure out the forces on the side of your MH by just using a rough measurement of the side of your RV. If you want to know the exact pressure square the MPH and multiply by 0.00256. Bristolite Daylighting Systems and Manufacturers PSF to MPH Conversion Chart
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:18 PM   #18
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Rule #1 for tires. Weigh 4 corners,then adjust tire pressure. JMHO and many others as well.
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I've found that if conditions allow, opening my windows to let the tractor trailer wind bubbles and crosswinds through the coach body helps out some as well.
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Thank you for all your help. I will try to find somewhere near Denton TX that I can get each corner weighed. After that I will also check. With my tire dealer about the front tires I have so much to learn but after each trip I feel like I learned something new and then something else happens and I go back to my research

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