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Old 03-10-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Question How much wind can a travel trailer take before damage?

My 2011 24 foot Gulfstream travel trailer is taking alot of wind tonight. I have it parked. Wind is up to 30 mph here in Tennessee.

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:24 AM   #2
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I am not trying to be a smart arse but front to rear it would be able to withstand at least 70 MPH. They do fine on the interstates. Now a side wind would be a different story. I have had a few nights here and there where the side winds (30-40 MPH) caused some soiled drawers but never had a real problem just the fear of one.

A quick goggle search showed answers all over the board but a lot plays into the formula. Weight, levelers/stabilizers, wind speed, et al. If you are parked simply parking your vehicle on the windward side will break up the direct wind hit. I think a bigger concern would be flying debris and tree limbs deciding they don't want to be attached to a tree any longer.

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I'm not sure what you are asking. One of the guys with a 5th wheel trailer calculated the crosswind speed necessary to overturn his 5er at 85 MPH.One time we were in a Cody, WY RV park and the wind came up suddenly. I guess the wind speed was somewhere in the 55-65 MPH range. Our 5er was rocking at times, and I could feel it lift on the windward side. If anyone's trailer was damaged I never knew.
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I had my 22 foot Gulfstream Streamlite in a storm with sustained 45mph winds but the wind was not hitting me broadside which helped. The trailer was stable - lucky I was not getting hit from the side.

The trailers that were getting hit from the side were also ok.

So I know they can take at least 45 mph winds.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thank you all for the information.
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Our 27' travel trailer took an unknown amount of wind when a tornado went by/through our RV park. The awnings were blown off 7 trailers, including ours but we never rolled over.

However, I was planning our exit depending on which side we wound up on.

A gas station being built next to our RV park was blown down that night too.

So I'd bet you'll be fine.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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How would you actually go about securing your trailer. I thought of using 4 real long ground screws. One for each corner of the trailer and securing with a medium thick cable around the axles of the trailer.

But noone else does that but it would have to help.

Probaly a crazy idea until my trailer does get blown over.

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