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bsnider
02-19-2007, 08:25 PM
I wall pulling with the wind at 20 to 30 mph and having no problems, but I started thinking, how much wind is too much to be towing this 5th wheel? When should I stay in the park until the wind drops?

Chulinw
02-19-2007, 08:36 PM
When I cross Kansas and got into head winds of 40 mph I had to pull into a truck stop and waited until it just about stop. I was only getting about 6 mpg at that time and normally get 10 to 11 mpg pulling with a F-350 7.3. Even the big trucks was getting off the interstate when the wind got up so I stop and got between a couple of them and went to sleep for 5 hrs.

billd
02-19-2007, 10:48 PM
I use the 18 wheelers as a guide when towing in bad weather. I have towed with gusts up to 50 and was ok, but if it would have been a constant 50 I would have parked it. 20 to 30 is doable.

Bill

nhunter
02-20-2007, 11:15 AM
I haven't worried to much about head winds, but more about side winds. As far as I know head winds won't flip you over just kills fuel economy.