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Old 04-04-2017, 08:52 AM   #15
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I have found the Hensley hitch is a real plus in high wind situations - certainly Pro pride would be the same.

Had no idea winds were so strong - until opening the door to exit the truck and nearly losing the door!
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:19 AM   #16
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Update: made it out of Roswell, things really calmed down when we got on the road, it was worse at the park. Planning on heading SW toward Las Cruces then to Tucson. I have Reese hitch and sway bars, appear to be doing their job. Noticeable dip in gas mileage but doable. Now more worried about how I-10 will look as we head to Tucson.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:25 AM   #17
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Thanks for the update! If you feel uncomfortable at any point, no shame in pulling into a rest area or truck stop for a while.

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Old 04-04-2017, 09:32 AM   #18
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Pretty simply answer - if you have to ask and have the option stay put.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:50 AM   #19
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We make the trip from ABQ to Tucson a couple of times a year and when the wind is blowing
on I-10, it can get pretty scary. In addition to wind affecting the tow, the visibility because of dust can make it almost impossible to travel. Just keep an eye on the weather. Deming or Lordsburg can be stopping points for you.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:55 AM   #20
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there is an old saying when it come to food: "When in doubt throw it out". IMO the same applies here: "when in doubt sit it out"
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:02 PM   #21
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Sw winds

I've never had problems on I 10

I 40 is a diferent animal

Totally trashed a slide out cover two years ago.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:05 PM   #22
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If you are using sway control, you shouldn't have any major issues. Airstreams are aerodynamically designed so you shouldn't notice any major push. Not much more than the feeling you get being passed by a semi. Slow down until you get comfortable with it. I've run along Lake Michigan with gusts to 60 mph and had no problems. Blowing sand and dust is another issue - no sense sandblasting the trailer and the vehicle if you don't have to.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:10 PM   #23
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One of the main reasons that I bought an AS was the shape.
In a field with high winds, it will better stand against the wind as opposed to a high sided box.
A windy day in my Hi'Lo convinced me.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:18 PM   #24
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We were at Roper Lake State Park near Safford, AZ north of I-10 last weekend to meet friends from NM. We didn't have any issues with the wind ourselves headed east on I-10 from Tucson, but the friends heading west on I-10 hit wind so bad that they decided to make an unscheduled stop in Deming for the night. They said it was so bad they could barely get their Airstream door open against it, then when they did, they had to hold on to it to make sure it didn't slam into the side of the trailer. Good thing they closed it, actually, because I-10 got shut down due to blinding dust ... They detoured traffic north from Lordsburg, NM west into AZ and south through Safford to pick up I-10 again. We have been in blinding dust storms on I-10 between Lordsburg and Bowie, AZ. It's a notorious stretch. You may think "What's a little dust?" but when you can't see 5 feet in front of your vehicle it is a very scary and extremely dangerous thing. Pull off the road as far as you can, turn your lights OFF and wait it out. (Turning your lights off sounds counter-intuitive, but if you have your lights on someone may see you, assume you are moving and crash right into you.) Be safe out there!
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:08 PM   #25
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We decided to hunker down since our route home puts us on 60 and the weather in Pie Town and Springerville is cold windy and wet. We did get to visit the UFO museum. Tomorrow looks much better.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:16 PM   #26
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I would be more concerned about some 18 wheeler that is empty and running to pick up a load; time is money which can cloud better judgement. I would hate to get involved in a multi-vehicle pile up or have a 40' trailer blow over on me as it is passing. Reason enough to stay put.
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Old 04-04-2017, 03:04 PM   #27
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Hang in there

Forecast shows winds down on Wednesday. We're in Alamagordo and waiting it out before we head west.
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We are in Marathon, Texas just now on the way to Big Ben. Pulled in next to a guy that is retired from NOAA. He has a weather monitor setup tied to his trailer. Wind gusting to 55 MPH, sustained at 35 MPH.

This pattern should clear in next 18 hours.

His advice, unless you just like to gamble, find a spot at set it out.

We agree. Will make the park a day later. Once this front to the north clears, it will be beautiful.

Stay safe.
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