Sept 1, 2016
Carol and I bid adieu to Glacier this morning and had a beautiful and uneventful drive to Butte. Uneventful until the city limits that is.
The weather was sunny this morning with increasing clouds throughout the day. On our approach to Butte, we drove into some dark clouds and gusting winds. From reading the Airstream forums, everyone has their white knuckles day and today I had mine.
We’re cruising along at 73 mph on I-90 (speed limit is 80!) when the Airstream started to sway. I’m holding the steering wheel with both hands and the Cayenne is tracking straight but we could feel the trailer shifting back and forth. And I couldn’t reach my hand controller for the Airstream brakes because it was on the floor on the passenger side and Carol was relaxing in the back. We slowed and it mellowed out but the adrenaline rush was no small boost.
The cause was gusting wind and more is forecasted for tomorrow. Guess I’ll slow down 😦