Originally Posted by Linda Rucker
Does anyone know how much wind speed would be required to tip over an Aerolite 294rkss?
We are on the east coast of FL and worried.
I don't know the wind speed at which any trailer or RV will tip over or roll over, but I am certain that if Irma's eye passes over your location you will twice experience winds much higher than the tipping point speed.
So you should find a wall that is virtually certain not to be blown away (cement or block, if at all possible) taller than the trailer and park the trailer as close as possible to that wall. This will greatly diminish the effective wind pressure on the sides of the trailer and hopefully prevent it tipping.
I would also suggest filling all the tanks with water... Close the gray and black water tanks and run water into them until they are nearly full... And fill the fresh water tank as well. You'll have a thousand or more additional pounds of ballast holding it down, adding stability.
If you can park in between two fairly close buildings, that would be ideal, since the winds through the gap between the buildings would be trying to tip the trailer end over end, instead of sideways. It would take much, much stronger winds to flip it end over end... I don't know if even a category 5 eye wall wind could do that. Of course, it might be moved forward or backwards by the wind unless you can leave it attached to a big heavy truck... In a cat 5 hurricane there just are no guarantees.
Good luck and God bless.