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Old 04-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Wind - what is too much

I searched the forum and could not find a thread that addressed my question so here it is.

How much wind is too much to pull your trailer?

I live in Lubbock Texas and in spring it is not unusual to have 20 to 30mph sustained winds for weeks on end and the occasional Haboob (huge dust storm with wind speeds up around 65mph).

I would not tow my trailer in a Haboob, but what is the highest you would pull your trailer in? I realize direction and terrain would be factors to consider, but on open interstate with nothing but flat land surrounding you and typically a cross wind what is the point that the trailer could roll? 40,50mph? Anyone have any experience pulling in high wind? Any tips other than white knuckles and reduced speed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to JOF!

Here are some JOF threads on similar subject matter that may be helpful:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...d+gusts&page=2

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...d+gusts&page=2

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ght=wind+gusts

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ght=wind+gusts

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:26 AM   #3
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Rustic, they were good reads for wind conditions, glad you posted them.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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Tuesday we encountered severe crosswinds on I-25 north of Trinidad, CO. While I don't know the velocity, we passed two fivers and a large MH that had pulled off to the side within just a few miles. It was severe enough to cause my front steps to open twice. Had to crawl underneath to find something to tie them to. No semis passed us for quite a while and we were down to 45 & 50. I don't think there is a one size fits all answer. It depends on the camper/MH, the TV, the road conditions, driver experience and probably many other factors. If you don't feel you should be on the road, get off of it.
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If I don't feel safe and comfortable I don't go or pull over and wait it out.
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