What was most difficult for you?

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by RAMPAGE, May 28, 2009.

  1. Sportster2000

    Sportster2000 Road Train Member

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    That would be a winter storm in kansas. I was bobtail and didn't have chains on the tires. TRaveling with another guy. About 14 inches of snow fell in the area we were drining. Had to stop every couple of miles to beat the ice off of the windshield wipers. The scary part was people had always told me that it was worse if you don't have a trailer. The second part was seeing cars spin off into the median in front of me and behind me. Always a confidence booster.
     
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  3. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    Fog in West Virginia so deep I couldn't see the hand grip on the hood of my old Pete 379 extended hood. Going up a grade, with a nice long drop on the right side, no less.
     
  4. muscletruck7379

    muscletruck7379 Light Load Member

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    are you by chance talking about the storm where the national guard was dropping hay to the stranded cattle and what not in west kansas/ eastern colorado? i remember that storm all too well.
     
  5. Johnny99

    Johnny99 Johnny be Good

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    Freezing fog is the worst for me.
     
  6. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Road Train Member

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    Ice...as in everything covered in over an inch of ice (St. Louis about 3 or 4 years ago)

    I slipped and slid all the way to my delivery, then got a QC message asking how I was getting around...answered it with "Very carefully".
     
  7. RangerBIll

    RangerBIll Bobtail Member

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    many refer to whiteouts but few know what they truly are. When ground sky and horizon are blended with blowing snow and ice fog that is white out. Drove through Wyoming once like that and I was driving by instinct not by sight. GPS assured me I was on the road, now and then a feel would tell me to move over one lane and out of the whiteness would be a stalled out truck...
     
  8. MUSTANGGT

    MUSTANGGT Road Train Member

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    Fog is indeed scary. This one hits home for me because I was so close to it.
    www.jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/022003/D7PAKIA00.html
     
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  9. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Mine was the first time I went down Cabbage. It was so foggy, you could not see the fog line on the right. When I passed the rest area on the top it was clear. The fog started just past the chain up location and what a trip down it was. I could only see about 10 foot in front.
     
  10. Volunteer

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    Worst, having my oldest brother looking out the open passenger window of VW Beetle ('60's) to see the road edge telling my Dad when to turn. Fog in florida. Drove for approx. hour/+. Prob Hwy 98. 'Course I was but a fledgling! I was on the rear window compartment (remember those??) Still am!! ...a mere child that is....
     
  11. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    working in the arctic---during whiteouts --and trying to leave the airport,you literally cant see a thing--common practice to have some one walk in front of truck to find road as you idle behind them--just so you can get someplace safe
     
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