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Old 10-10-2016, 07:14 AM   #29
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I would say, aerodynamically, your rig is designed for 90+mph winds coming on the windshield. Your rig sees that pressure driving down the highway at 60 mph into a 30 mph head wind. Secondly, the smallest mass area subject to wind contact would be the front. The more sq. ft. Subject to the wind, the greater the pressure.

Slides in, jacks up, antennas down; configured just like you were driving.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:32 PM   #30
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A RV should be able to take 100mph from any direction with slides etc all pulled in

However what it can't be tested against is flying debris in those winds.... that's where problems occur

Not sure what would be better to deal with, a hold in the rear fiberglass which would result in water damage back there or a hole in the windshield with similar water damage. I would think the windshield might be the easier fix??

Also as we all know it's kinda hard to always keep one end of the RV facing the wind in a hurricane due to how the winds shift as it passes.
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We left and drove to Lakeland. Once we heard all of our friends were safe and no property damage we partied.
We came back Saturday morning. Very Blessed!
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Parking in a hurricane

We parked, but not in the hurricane. We left early and Parked near Atlanta.
We love Mother Nature, but we don't mess with her.
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A RV should be able to take 100mph from any direction with slides etc all pulled in

However what it can't be tested against is flying debris in those winds.... that's where problems occur

Not sure what would be better to deal with, a hold in the rear fiberglass which would result in water damage back there or a hole in the windshield with similar water damage. I would think the windshield might be the easier fix??

Also as we all know it's kinda hard to always keep one end of the RV facing the wind in a hurricane due to how the winds shift as it passes.
Some years ago one of our members (former math teacher I think) calculated the side- wind required to blow-over his 5er, which was 80 MPH.
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Hmmmm, still no word from the OP?!? . . .
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Some years ago one of our members (former math teacher I think) calculated the side- wind required to blow-over his 5er, which was 80 MPH.
I would think a 5er would roll under much lower speeds, not sure what they weight but I would expect quite a bit less weight vs a similar length DP or gas coach
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