Do you suffer with wind?

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  1. jaykay

    jaykay Read Only Funster

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    Haha, I just know this will get a few views!!

    Seriously though, My old coachbuilt used to get blown all over when it was windy, and I wondered how more modern vans were effected by the wind?

    Is there much between an a class and a c class when its a bit windy?
     
  2. maison

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    Never had an A class but the difference between our first M/H and the present one is beyond belief.

    The Autoquest 320 we had about 20 years ago was badly affected by winds. When on the motorway, if I saw a bus coming up to overtake, I used to have pull hard to the left to reduce the movement caused by its bow-wave.

    Modern vehicles, with their more aerodynamic shape, improved chassis and suspension are infinitely superior. No worries!
     
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  3. Forestboy

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    A Class 5 tonne tag only ever been scared once but 40 tonne trucks were going over that day normal windy days no problem.
     
  4. Bartyfixedit

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    We have the extra long extra high Ducato panel van and I'm very surprised how good it is in a crosswind.
     
  5. John Laidler

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    It's really a chassis issue rather than an aerodynamic thing.
     
  6. MikeD

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    Our Fiat chassis Autotrail, 3+ meters high is not good in a cross wind. Motorways are a bit of a nightmare.

    Parked up on a site in Spain with a big storm outside we had to move and park head on to the wind as the van was was becoming very uncomfortable.
     
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    Alko chassis handles very good in the wind also hydraulic jacks stop it moving when parked
     
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    I blame Brussels....:xblink:
     
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    I went to the doctors and said have you got anything for wind ? he gave me a kite ! boom boom.
    Sorry, sorry, really sorry, but it just had to be said
    Phil
     
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    Yes, referring to me...

    No, referring to the Hymer.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Morocco - sandstorm - high coachbuilt - wheel wrestling and brown trousers! 2011 Ford Transit motorhome chassis very "iffy" in strong winds!
     
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    <------ No problems with this one (1991) even in stormforce winds ... unlike the mk.6 transit van we had for a while.
     
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    We rock a lot in winds with this one, autosleeper Hampshire , transit,but when we had the 4 ton voyager, Fiat, we were quite stable, we did have to park into the wind once with it though as the winds were fierce.
     
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    Seems some with transits have had issues.. ours is only a van conversion but have no issues at all with wind so far
     
  15. jonandshell

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    Likewise, our RWD dual wheel Transit is solid even with a tall overcab coachbuilt body.

    Our last van, an Elddis Autoquest on 2006 Peugeot Boxer MWB, was downright dangerous!
     
  16. jaykay

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    Seems little rhyme or reason to it?
     
  17. JimboT

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    No issues with our van only 2.9m high and 7m long.
    Jim
     
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