OK here's the deal. We have an appointment to take the ACE in for some work today and the shop is 35 mile from home. The bad thing is a cold front went through with a sustained wind of 20mph with gusts to 49mph!
Is that too much to go that far or can I take my time with double hands on the wheel?
14 Newmar Ventana LE 3845, eze-tow, bunch-a-tractors
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Just made the same type trip yesterday from central Texas. It was brutal, but kept speed between 50 and 60 and had no problem with control. I had my toad attached. The only thing that suffered was gas mileage! Take your time and you will be fine.
Tom and Gloria 2022 Newmar Dutch Star 4081, TOAD: 2017 Buick Enclave/2023 GMC Sierra Denali, Blue Ox Towbar, Baseplate and M&G Braking System
Was in Casper, Wy. Going to Cody, Wy last summer with side winds gusting to 60 MPH. I think it was 200 mile trip or so. For sure it was no fun but I slowed down and went on there. We had commitments in Cody an needed to be up there. Would not normally drive in that.
I would say 35MPH wind be ok for your 35 mile. Just slow down a little -- you should be ok.
Being retired has many benefits; we leave a day early or late to avoid any headwinds. Side winds over 20-25 we stay put. But tailwinds we get there quick!
I agree. Side winds are the worst and anything over 25 is getting dicey. Remember that oftentimes the wind comes up an hour or two after sunrise. This means you can get going at daybreak and drive your 35 miles before the wind starts kicking up.
Full timers roaming the good old US of A
2007 Itasca Suncruiser 38J
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
They day I picked up my 30.1 last year there were high wind warnings in the Seattle area. Winds were gusting around 50-70. Not three miles from the dealership, a gust of wind pushed me out of my lane and all the way onto the shoulder. This was the 1st time I had driven a motorhome not counting the test drive. That was a lot of fun. But, I learned that the automatic emergency weather band on the radio works!
I'm kinda glad that happened because now I know what it feels like to drive in heavy wind.
The funny thing is, I had forgot to purchase insurance before I picked it up. My stomach was in knots all night wondering what I would have done if I would have wrecked it day one without any insurance. I learned a lesson that day.
Farmer Steve, the only thing I would be concerned about with the high winds are the tree branches being blown around. A branch that might normally be out of reach of your motor home may come in contact with the high winds. Just food for thought.
Gary and Cheryl
2017 Ram 3500 Mega Cab SRW
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