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Old 09 August 2019, 04:35   #1
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High Winds

Hi all,

Towing a 3.4m rib back from Devon tomorrow, circa 150 miles.

Looks like 50+ mph winds.

Is there a point itís unsafe to tow?

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Old 09 August 2019, 05:15   #2
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I'd be happy towing in that wind. RIB's are pretty low profile and the wheel track is generally quite wide. If you compare yourself against a caravan, you are probably quite compact.

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Old 09 August 2019, 05:27   #3
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Likewise, would only worry if I had a high sided trailer. Wind tends to induce snaking as the trailer gets pushed about, but on a 3.4m rib their isn't really the weight in the trailer to do this nor the height/side profile to act as a sail.

If you do feel uncomfortable you can always knock the speed back but doubt it will be an issue for you.


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