Originally Posted by OttawaBob
Today’s weather forecast is calling for wind gusts up to 80kmh (50mph). I had planned to pull my X23F trailer using my Chev Colorado to a campsite this afternoon. Should I delay my departure?
I've towed a Jayflite SLX 185RB behind a Ford Flex in 50mph (80kph) crosswind between Dalhart, Tx and Raton, Nm. I towed the same trailer from San Angelo, Tx to Perryton, Tx in a 40mph (62kph) headwind and it was worse for handling and control. I got rid of a 2016 FR Salem 241QBHL that was tail happy in ANY wind, although the TV did get 15mpg between Clarendon, Tx and Rhone, Tx with a 40 mph (62kph) tail wind, wagging like a dog. Coming home with my newest TT, virtually no wind and nose down was scary...Camping World OKC did not properly set the height or stabilizing on the hitch. Traveling nose down with inadequate chain tension on the equalizer was an experience. Lucky for me, the entire route was on I-40.
Once properly set up, wind does not adversely affect vehicle stability when the hitch does it's job, even when you can see the side of your TT in your mirror from crosswind. Steer into it and carry on....