What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    All I know is ya want to line them up dead center if you are going to make impact... Otherwise they play hell on headlights and fenders in these new plastic trucks.
     
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  3. spindrift

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    That sounds like I-10 west of Houston, now.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

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    Or do what the 4 wheelers do and just slam on the brakes come to a deadstop with a fully loaded rig right behind... Someone did that to me couple weeks ago for a dang goose crossing the road, i had to swerve to the oncoming lane and splatter that goose all over the road to keep from killing the 4 wheeler. Dumb ### people
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

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    That is a pretty epic construction zone. But I-35 will always be the all time champion.
     
  6. Cattleman84

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    I had 2 with big bald spots on a van trailer about 2 months ago. I noticed them when I picked the trailer. It was headed about 200 miles to the yard so I just let the mechanic know and boogied on a route to avoid the scale houses.

    Low and behold IDOT had a jump scale set up in Franklin, ID... The main officer was a good guy though... He asked if I had noticed anything about my trailer tires. And I replied, Like the bald patches the size of Montana? He got a good chuckle from that. I explained that it was headed back to the yard about 1.5 hours away and that the had a whole new set waiting for it.


    He then showed the rookie officers spoke some sage words and pointed to me, after which he walked up shook my hand and said to have a safe trip... But if any cables were showing they would have put me OOS. I smiled and said Thank you sir, have a good day... Then I jumped in the cab and started grabbing gears before he changed his mind.
     
  7. Cattleman84

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    I hammered a HUGE turkey in an almost identical situation... Was on I-80 Westbound in North Platte, NE. Happened so fast I wasnt even sure what I had hit at first, but a glance in my mirror and the tail feathers stuck to my front fender verified the species identity.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    There's three elk carcasses south of Flagstaff on 17.
    Never seen three. One is fully meat muffled HUGE mess on the northbound side too.
     
  9. spindrift

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    We just had an "incident" with a company driver and wildlife. It didn't end well for either. Immediately following said incident, a Safety message comes across the Fancy Thinkin' Box. Do Not, under any circumstances, swerve to avoid wildlife. Safety's new catch phrase...Grit and Grip. Which means, grit your teeth and simultaneously grip the steering wheel.

    There 'ya go. Solution solved.
     
  10. Cattleman84

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    Seen what I Know was a BIG mule deer atop Malad Summit on I-15 in ID. Must have been a big buck, because someone had very neatly removed the head. Someone that knew what they were doing too, clean cut meat & tendons and no saw cut vertebrae... They knew how to seperate the skull from the neck with only a knife, not many folks know how to do that. I've shocked more than a few people (hunters even) when I've showed them how.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

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    Never forget that one I saw face planted in the river up in The Sawtooth. Guess even big critters subject slipping and gravity lol lol.
     
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