Could crazy winds over turn MH !

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  1. autoswan

    autoswan Funster

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    Gusts of 60-70mph on site last night quite a few tents turned into kytes around us ! the MH was rocking like an iron maiden concert i was just wondering how fast the winds need to be to be a risk of turning MH over onto its side ?
    with the rear air suspension the momentum built up a few times and i may take an anchor next time ! :Eeek:
     
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    Should be OK with them winds...

    Gusts above that are possibly more of a problem, try and park as low as possible and near to a hedge to break the wind...

    Different if you are driving in those sort of winds, especially on open roads and going over bridges.. :Sad:

    Safe Travels.. :thumb:
     
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    I was wondering along similar lines re. my Sat dish !:Doh:
     
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    50+mph winds can be a big problem to motorhomers in a number of ways. The most common damage is when stuff is blown and thrown at/into the van, chairs, tables, awnings, wheely bins etc I've seen a fair bit of cosmetic damage done by these things. Tress and falling branches do massive damage and I'm paranoid about being too close to them in windy weather.

    If the wind is gusting over 40, I always park into the wind, no chance of being blown over and allows me to sleep. Park broadside and Im' awake with every big gust.
     
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    They get it a bit worse in the USA :Eeek:

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    that one could be exported to australia .every thing there is upside down .hee hee
     
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    We survived 80+mph winds at Praa Sands, Cornwall on January 3rd this year.
    Was a bit hairy, I had to move the van 3 times in an attempt to find a bit of shelter.
    A white van perched right up on the small cliff overlooking the bay also was unharmed.
     
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    Always park facing into the wind in the most sheltered spot and you shouldn't have any trouble.we m'homers are fortunate in having a very heavy lump of metal in the front to help anchor us down!:thumb:
     
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    with Ezzie and me on board we will win

    Add my weight and Ezzie (cannot comment on Sue) and we have some real weight in the RV..

    Bit windy here in France to day.. had worse gust yesterday.. awning stood up to the winds.

    Bob
     
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