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Old 04-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Weather wind and 5th wheel

Driving on I-81 S in Northern Pennsylvania today got pretty windy up in the hills. Gusty winds but I don't know how strong they were. Saw lots of 5th wheels on the roads today.
The forecast tomorrow calls for winds gusts up to 30 mph. Should I worry about these winds or is it safe to drive?
Also, I looked at the Chesapeake Bridge tunnel and they close crossing at 40 mph.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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And you do not want to cross the CBBT when its blowing 40 either! I`ve towed my TT across it with it blowing 30+ and that was plenty for me, there is nothing there to knock down the wind like on land. If it does close, you simply wait in the rest area for the wind to subside to safe levels.

From thier site:
40 miles per hour The following types of vehicles will not be allowed to cross the facility during Level 1 wind restrictions: large pick-up campers; camper trailers; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo.
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I agree....., sudden wind gusts can sure can get your attention! IMO wind is only your friend when it's behind you.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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Weather wind and 5th wheel

No complains from me if they close the bridge! Just hoping to make it there and spend the night before it gets too nasty.
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