We drove in pretty windy conditions today from St George, Utah to Beatty, NV. I think this storm system was spread out over a pretty big area of the southwest. We didn't have any trouble towing our 17' Bigfoot
, but most of the time we had head winds or winds hitting us at an angle to the side, but not straight on side winds. We got an early start and stopped early too as the winds got stronger as the day wore on. The scariest part of the day occurred after we had parked for the day. We didn't even unhitch from out tug because we are pulling out early tomorrow morning. Sometime in the late afternoon, as we were sitting around in the trailer hiding from the wind and dust, a gust so strong came barreling along that I truly thought it might blow the trailer over. I've never expereienced anything like it before and we've RV'd a lot. The gust picked up a huge amount of dust too and visibility out our windows
pretty much went to zero. I'm glad we hadn't raised the rock guard on our front window because of the winds or I think it would have been torn off. I was glad we had the additional weight
of our van to help hold us to the ground. Oh, we do use a sway bar and I think it helps a lot in these conditions. Like others have commented, if you aren't comfortable out there, go to ground somewhere. Lots of rigs stopped early today to wait out this storm. Be safe!