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Old 06-30-2014, 07:51 PM   #1
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Cross Winds with a Trailer

We had strong head winds from Fargo, ND to Glendive, MT today. From Glendive to Miles City was a direct gusting cross wind. Don't know the wind speed, but 20-25 mph winds do not affect our 44' motorhome much, but it was a handfull so must have been gusts over 35. I was pulling a 30' empty enclosed trailer and was more concerned with it. Some travel trailers passed me going faster the my 58 mph. One about 28-30' long being towed by a suburban caught a gust between hills and flopped it on it's left side and ended up crossways on the west bound lane of I-94. Don't know about any injuries, but the suburban was still upright on top of the trailer tongue. Plainly too fast with too little weight.

I only mention this as a reminder to use extreme caution pulling any enclosed trailer in the wind. I'm sure they never knew what hit them till it was over. It can ruin your day or even worse.
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