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Old 01-06-2018, 03:21 PM   #361
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Slowing down is important. It mitigates a possible crash.

The aerodynamics of a boxy trailer do not lend themselves to downward forces sufficient to hld the trailer down. They are built with the freight (up to 46,000 lbs) to provide the downward force.

Areas prone to high winds, such as Laramie, WY along I-80 have light trailer bans in windy winter conditions due to the dangers.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:24 PM   #362
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The aerodynamics of a boxy trailer do not lend themselves to downward forces sufficient to hld the trailer down.
So drivers still do not have options to compensate for hazardous wind conditions - in WY or on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in NYC.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:00 PM   #363
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Nope. The only option is to play the safety card and refuse to drive in high wind.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:45 PM   #364
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Ya oughta put something heavy in there.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:17 PM   #365
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Hi Pam. I don't see how you do it with the wind. I had problems driving a van outside of Barstow, can't imagine a big rig.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:09 PM   #366
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Slab-sided GrandCherokeeOne gets a bit o' buffeting, too. More than I would have thought. I mean, from outta nowhere, it'll take off across the road on ya.

I prolly couldn't even in a big rig.

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Old 01-12-2018, 02:25 PM   #367
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Driving a VW bus isn't often exciting, but it can be very exciting on a windy day.

They are light and voluminous.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:39 PM   #368
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aside: Did you know the first generation split windshield van/bus had a lower coefficient of drag than the beetle?
Of course side wind was another matter.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:31 PM   #369
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Increasing the distance between the high pressure bow and the turbulent stern helps reduce the overall drag coefficient.

Advantage: microbus
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