Can Wind Move A Trailer?

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Andrey's Comment
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I feel sometimes that my trailer (a dry van) moves at night when I am parked at a rest area or a truck stop. It is similar to how it shakes when they drive inside on a fifklift. At first I thought someone bumped in me, I got up, looked in both mirrors, even went out, but nothing - nobody there and no damage. It doesn't happen every night, but two-three times a month for sure. Sounds a bit strange. The only explanation that comes to my mind is wind.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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That is strange. I seriously doubt it is being physically moved by wind. The wind does however shake it like that when you get a good gust.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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It's probably only shaking it, if a wind gust was powerful enough to physically move it to the side (unless your on ice) you have big problems.

I've noticed the same feeling when it is windy and I'm parked

PackRat's Comment
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Look into exorcism.

BK's Comment
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I don’t believe wind can move a trailer, especially if you are loaded.

However, I would advise you to wear your seatbelt as much as possible. It makes it harder for aliens to suck you out of the truck.

Banks's Comment
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I don’t believe wind can move a trailer, especially if you are loaded.

However, I would advise you to wear your seatbelt as much as possible. It makes it harder for aliens to suck you out of the truck.

Don't be silly.... Seatbelts don't stop aliens. You need to park in a loves to avoid aliens. It's a well known fact they prefer pilots.

RealDiehl's Comment
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When you say the trailer "moves" it sounds like your saying it is in a different position from where you parked it.

I assume you meant, "does the trailer rock or shake". Wind will certainly make the trailer shake similar to how it feels when someone is unloading you, just not as much.

Texun88's Comment
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Someone mentioned Loves and Pilots but I'm pretty sure T/A stands for Truckers and Aliens

G-Town's Comment
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In the manner described, no wind cannot move your trailer. If you want to prove it to yourself, get some chalk and put lines on the ground parallel to your tires.

Andrey's Comment
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I assume you meant, "does the trailer rock or shake".

Yes, it was my poor word choice, the trailer if course doesn't move from one spot to another :-) But it feels as if it shakes. Still strange, even with wind, since there are two other trucks on each side...

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