Maximum safe wind speed for a Voltage? - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > Toy Hauler
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oxnard
Posts: 211
Maximum safe wind speed for a Voltage?

Hi all Voltees - We're going to be towing thru some areas that they are saying could get high winds, around 20+. With my 20' TH I used to be wary as it was in these areas but this is in a new league, both length and height. What do you consider to be the maximum forecasted wind speed you would feel safe pulling thru?

2015 Voltage 3800 w/ Epic IV, Int&Ext, Garage Pkgs; 8x100W Solar, 2x Xantrex C35 Charge Controllers, SW2000 Inverter & Monitor; 2005 Chevy Duramax Dually 3500 w/Banks; Kawi KFX700 & Polaris Scrambler 500 ATVs.
VCToyhauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 07:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
HornedToad's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Midland
Posts: 606
In March of 2014 I drove my new Voltage 350 miles home from the dealer in DFW with a 30 MPH cross wind gusting 50+. I just slowed down to 55 and even with the trucks going by me @ 75 it held the lane.


Mike & Helen
2014 Voltage 3895 EPIC III
2013 Ford F350 CC DRW FX4
HornedToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
joebedford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 347
You have a dually which helps a lot with stability. OTOH, you have a old dually that will be overloaded by a 3800. That can't help. If I were you, I'd be going slowly without wind.
joebedford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 785
Been in some pretty severe crosswinds and both my 5th wheels handled it pretty well. Had some steady 30mph crosswinds in Idaho and hardly felt it. These things are very stable.
2014 Voltage 3600
2013 Chevy 3500 CC DRW
2011 Harley Ultra Limited 2016 RZR 900
azdryheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2015, 04:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Minden
Posts: 689
I came back on Hwy 80 from Salt Lake City, the news put out warning that day, saw a truck with a RV Trailer on its side, slowed to 20mph and kept going, I Don't think its a good ideal to stop on the side of the road when that windy, the Large Semi Truck also slowed to 20 but we all kept going, I have a Dually and 43ft of Toy Hauler, the crosswind was pushing the Toy Hauler almost off the ground, so I say 40 to 50 mph crosswinds, I'm not going next time
Rich and Angela, Lab Dogs, Ruben, Ace
2015 Voltage V3895 2006 Lance Truck Camper
2013 Chevy 3500HD 4X4 CC DRW LB Bags Husky 26K Hitch Can Am Commander 1000 ATV
RVNevada is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2020 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.