Cross Wind Component...Max?

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Frito's Comment
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I've been driving a very lightly loaded trailer across the open roads of Texas the last few days, areas with wind advisories for high profile vehicles. What 90 degree component/ velocity do you experienced guys see as becoming unsafe? Nothing about this was discussed in training. Gusts to near 40 in narrow construction zones with that snug concrete barrier beside me was kinda harrowing. There has to be a point where it's just best to stop. What does it take at 90 degrees to turn one of these things over?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Deezyl Geezer's Comment
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There isn't one. Too many variables. If it doesn't feel safe it's probably not. If slower speed does not help, stopping is the only option. Don't chance a roll over. Be safe.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Yep, unfortunately Dwight hit the nail on the head. Too many variables. I pull doubles and it's really rough when those winds start blowing my tail trailer around during storms. You'll just have to use your best "situational" judgement, but I'll echo Dwight - slow it down, if that doesn't help, shut it down.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Deezyl Geezer's Comment
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Yeah 6 String, I pulled doubles. Don't look in the mirror too much; it will age you quick!

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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