Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-30-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ & Plover, WI
Posts: 966
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.

Crasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
schrederman's Avatar
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 735
This is why I am going from an F-150 to a Dodge 2500...
Jack and Dee Dee Weatherford, Texas
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4X4 w/CTD 6.7
2016 Jayco White Hawk 28DSBH Travel Trailer
schrederman is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fighting cross winds StuartCaw Class A Motorhome Discussions 19 06-30-2014 04:44 PM
Trailer Coax Wiring trhendr Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 4 05-20-2014 02:30 PM
McQuerry Trailer Conversion UncleRich Vintage RV's 3 05-01-2014 07:27 AM
Toad, Tow dolly, Car trailer, or enclosed? cptgregger Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 21 04-15-2014 06:50 PM
WD Hitch setup on a light trailer matchrocket Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 2 02-16-2014 06:39 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.