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Old 04-16-2016, 05:28 PM   #1
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Rigs that handle like cars in the wind?

High wind warnings have been posted the last few days for large areas of So Cal. Driving on CR-V yesterday, wind was severe enough in some areas that even cars were slowing down. Yet a variety of RV's were on the road. I know I've become overly cautious in the wind having been caught in unexpected storms occasionally in my 150k+ miles of RV driving over the last 3 decades. But even in conditions where I've pulled over & waited it out, I've seen others keep right on going. If you have a rig that easily handles winds like were predicted for So Cal this weekend, please share that with me. Might just be our next. I'd love to stop being so paranoid.

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Old 04-16-2016, 05:33 PM   #2
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Our rig does, but it weighs over 46,000#'s dry and 50,000#'s+ as we load it. Big tires (365/70 front and tag, 315/80 drive), master and slave steering boxes not found on very many RV's. Altogether it's pretty comfortable no matter what.

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Old 04-16-2016, 05:35 PM   #3
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Hello, I have a suspicion that a good number of those you see may be Newmar DPs with Comfort Drive.

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Old 04-16-2016, 05:45 PM   #4
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or they missed the warning ? once they closed the hi way do to the wind
but they must of blocked it off right after i got on as i drove all day fighting
the wind and never saw any other car when i got off for the night was told
it was closed all day and was still closed got lucky i guess
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:05 AM   #5
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Our Jayco Embark, on a Freightliner Business Class chassis, doesn't seem to be bothered by the wind, passing trucks, etc. Our model does not have the bunks over the cab, so I think the aerodynamics help out. A really heavy direct crosswind will require turning into it a bit, bit nothing you have to fight. Its pretty solid in most conditions.
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:28 AM   #6
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I would never say that our coach ever handles like a car, especially in a wind. I will say, however, that our coach handles exceptionally well in wind conditions. In fact, often we have been surprised to learn that we have been driving in high wind conditions.


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