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Old 05-31-2016, 04:00 PM   #15
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After a couple of years adjusting the hitch I have zero issues with wind or sway.
Yes, I can tell the wind is blowing, but my rig handles well.

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Old 05-31-2016, 04:37 PM   #16
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I have pulled I40, I70, and I80 into the wind. The biggest thing I saw was the drop in fuel milage. The Airstream towed solid. I was grumping a little when I was filling up and a trucker said "you ought to see what it does to this rig on fuel use". Coming back one year we got 17 mpg pulling for 2 days. But the tailwind would rip the door out of your hand when getting out of the truck. No wonder we were seeing so many wind farms.

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Old 06-01-2016, 06:25 PM   #17
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Into the wind isn't a huge problem. Worst for fuel mileage is a three-quarters wind. Constant steering corrections.

That, and in areas of gusts across the rig (versus fore & aft) are the test for remains lane centered. Both vehicles.

Worst scenario is a narrow lanes road with oncoming big trucks too close together (illegal to do so, for this reason) as the air reverses speed instantly, and at the speed they are traveling plus your own speed. Loss of control accident is imminent.

Same for descending grades when passed too close by big truck. No tension on hitch, and it's enough to upset things. Or, why diesel engine exhaust brakes ain't so great. The TT brakes need also be applied (no matter the engine type in the TV) on grade descents.

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