Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
A 31 foot 1973 Airstream trailer, was towed at 115 mph. Obviously with no damage.
Towing a typical home at that same speed, would be nothing but a disaster.
Therefore the Airstream was designed to take tremendous winds. A typical home was not.
Umm, I probably shouldn't admit this, but I towed my trailer at 95 mph for a brief time, it handled very well at that speed.
I also towed it during the recent Charley fracas, and got hit a couple of times with 80+mph crosswinds. I took up both Eastbound lanes, but at no time did it feel like it was about to turn over.
Two Airstreams are in a trailer park in Punta Gorda, where most of the other trailers are demolished. They would both be undamaged, except a large tree fell on one, damaging it, and the other one lost the roof A/C unit. Interestingly, they are both still occupied, and livable, although the one that had the close encounter with a tree will have to be retired.