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Old 01-31-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
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Wind making my coach sway

If I am sitting still (at a traffic light for example)...and a car or truck passes me, my 2006 Allegro Bay 34XB rocks a bit. Not a lot but we can definitely feel it. Is this normal?
When I am moving, I never notice it.

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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Yeah, I think it's normal.

I have a 40DP and while sitting at a light, I am amazed at how much the wind from a truck passing in the other direction can make the rig sway.

I have several after market handling mods and have no problem when moving.


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Old 01-31-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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Yes, of course! Your rig is a large, flat sided sail . . . good for catching the shock waves.

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:51 AM   #4
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When you're sitting on the freeway shoulder broke down, it's more intense. Been there.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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I am hoping to never to be there. But I do feel the wind when stopped at a light and a big rig goes by. I can only guess how bad it would be to be stopped on the side of an interstate and have a big rig pass me doing around 65-70.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:12 PM   #6
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I noticed this quite a bit in our first season with our Adventurer. When on the highway and passed by a tractor trailer it would really blow me around. Later in the season with the windows open in the coach it was much less pronounced. Makes sense as the built up air pressure can move through the coach.
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:02 PM   #7
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My 2008 Allegro Bay did the same thing. If you ever want to see it really rock, try driving behind it while someone else drives your coach. You'll be amazed at how much it pitches side ti side!
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:09 PM   #8
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I can feel that in my car under the right conditions.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:26 PM   #9
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Just immagine what your rig does to the vehicles you pass.

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Old 01-31-2014, 08:53 PM   #10
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If your on a ford f53 chassis do the cheap handling fix.It works. Just google it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:05 PM   #11
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Nothing more exciting than a drive across Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa in that big, flat sided sail when the winds are out of the south gusting to 35 mph or more. And then your slide topper starts to flap and unfurl if you don't have some locking or anti sail device.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:38 AM   #12
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That does not sound like any fun at all.
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Go caught in a major wind storm (gusts up to 55 MPH ) going from TX to TN a couple of years ago... Talk about white-knuckle time... Coach really handled it pretty good when the gust would hit broadside but when same gust abruptly stopped , scared the crap out of me.... In addition, wind ripped my kitchen topper off the roller....

Don't really notice a major effect when passing large truck. X
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The slang word for the second or tail trailer in a set of doubles is a kite. There's a reason for that!

Here's a little clip from Europe. "Truck vs Wind".

Truck vs high wind - spectacular footage! - YouTube

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