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Old 04-14-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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My first MH too! A couple questions please...

A big hello to everyone! Im a mechanic and acft electrician so the vehicle restoration is right up my alley, but got a couple newb questions maybe yall can answer for me. First is its a 1990 Starcraft Road Runner 35ft,18k lbs. Last night I rode out 80mph winds straight up the back end! Omg what a ride, made me seriously wonder...What mph wind BROADSIDE would it take to turn her on her side with and without stab jacks down! Welcome to Oklahoma... Next question is just how rare a bird is this RV? Only found ONE reference to this make/model on all of google! I LOVE this ole gal and will know every bolt and wire when im done restoring her. Been on it for 7 weeks every day... Sooo glad i found this site! Thanks all!
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. I must admit, I have not heard of a Starcraft RoadRunner, but I have seen lots of Starcraft travel trailers. You might post your questions on the Vintage Owners section of the board; lots of posters there are renovating older RVs. Good luck.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome! Im asking about wind cause im fixin to get hit again in about 10-15 mins by high winds, maybe 80mph again. Just tryin to alieviate the worry a bit. Even a wild guess would be nice! Lol. Should be quartering on rt front corner this time... I will be posting in vintage tomorrow, hopefully in one piece!
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Hopefully you are parked in a fairly safe place! Any chance of parking beside a large structure that might block some of the wind? If not, I believe headed into the wind (instead of broadside) is the safest bet. Good luck to you.
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80 mph broadside could tip it over, whether jacks are down or not. Still not a likely thing to happen, but it's possible. Semi's have been tipped over in lesser winds than that.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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Thanks Gary n Sara!. that gives me some peace of mind... I have the luck of murphy's law. Another bout movin in and she wont start! No fuel or maybe spark. Musta popped a fuse for ecm or pump...wow. Lol Sorry i "freaked", just laugh at the newbie to the "living in it" lifestyle! But what a ride, whoa! ;-)
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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I don't like to drive with side winds of 20 mph and try not to drive in 30 mph.
When I see forecasts of 40 mph or gusts to 40 mph I find an RV park and wait it out.

In fact we are sitting in Blanding UT right now because there was a forecast yesterday of 40 mph gusts in Grand Junction CO where we are heading. That has changed now but we will stay today and tonight anyway and head out tomorrow.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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80 MPH will tip it! Anything above 55 or so I would try my best to not be there, and If I could not move it I would absolutely be seeking a firmer shelter for myself and let the MH fend for itself!
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As an old Semi Driver, 50 or 60 mph would be enough to tip a semi depending on load and wind direction. Was almost laid over one time just south of Dallas on I-35 by winds from a tornado, had me up on wheels on left side only!! Lucky, the wind switched and put me back down.
A real pucker factor if you know what I mean!!

Hey and welcome to the forum and lets see some pictures of the old girl.

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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have quite the project on your hands. Be sure to post some pics of your project and hope all turns out well. Enjoy the site!
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your restoration...
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Can't help you with the wind questions, but as far as the moho, there is a group out there called the Tin Can Tourists. They are all about vintage trailers and moho's. Welcome and good luck! By the way , they are having a rally at Camp Dearborn in Milford MI starting 5/17-5/20/12.
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