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SpencerPJ

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Must have been headed to FL
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:50:12 PM »
I would guess he was driving too fast for the conditions, Headed SB on 65, South if Indianapolis

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
He should not park like that. The refer may wear out prematurely and it will not be easy to sleep in. ::)
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 02:13:32 PM »
"It's four wheel drive Honey, it's perfectly safe to drive fast in the snow."
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 02:15:12 PM »
Don'tya hate it when the rig isn't perfectly level and all the food slides to one side of the fry pan?
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 02:40:31 PM »
"This is what happens when the wife spots me into the campsite."
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 02:42:09 PM »
As luck would have it I think I see a La Quinta just behind him.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 03:09:36 PM »
And to think (based off another thread) Indiana allows 'Riding in the Towed Trailer'

Actually if you look at the truck, it has a sticker in the back window.  It is probably a transport company hauling the trailer to a winter show?  I bet it was entertaining being the car behind him  ;) :D

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 03:12:59 PM »
"This is what happens when the wife spots me into the campsite."

I bought Walkie Talkies and the whole campground still hears us.  I have threatened to marker a 'R' on the right toe, and 'L' on the left toe. 8)

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 05:53:48 PM »
Before we're too hard on the driver, take a look at the Indianapolis area traffic incident map for that period. Icy conditions all over the place...
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 07:04:32 PM »
How to tell front wheel drive from rear wheel drive from 4 Wheel drive using a remote camera after snow falls.

Front end in the ditch, rear on kicked dry pavement FRONT
Reverse that, Put the rear in teh ditch  REAR

Use tilt and pan and zoom to find the vehicle a quarter mile out in some farmer's field.. 4WD

DOne it. oh and 3.00/foot on top of the 75 Dollar call out fee to winch back to pavement.

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2018, 07:11:20 PM »
Anyone else notice the direction of the flow of traffic, it looks like the trailer was leading the way over the guard rail, don't you know going backwards down the highway being towed by the trailer must have made for some apprehensive thoughts for the driver.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2018, 07:33:00 PM »
Good thing its cold out, because he'll have to level the rig before the fridge will work!
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 08:13:55 AM »
Before we're too hard on the driver, take a look at the Indianapolis area traffic incident map for that period. Icy conditions all over the place...
All the more reasons to NOT be towing a trailer if you don't have to. I don't drive in conditions like that anymore. There is NO place I have to be that requires it. Going to be in my final resting place soon enough, not going to rush it.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 09:16:09 AM »
All the more reasons to NOT be towing a trailer if you don't have to. I don't drive in conditions like that anymore. There is NO place I have to be that requires it. Going to be in my final resting place soon enough, not going to rush it.

I agree, although it does appear from the signage on the truck that this may have been a transport driver delivering the TT to a dealer. If so, he may have been on a deadline. I'm also not sure how much warning there was about the icy conditions occurring. It sure looks like a lot of people didn't pay attention though, if there were advance warnings.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 10:07:19 AM »
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don't you know going backwards down the highway being towed by the trailer must have made for some apprehensive thoughts for the driver.

Been there; done that! Many years ago, but surely not forgotten!  It's probably a major reason why I'm a member of the Weight Police.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 10:19:08 AM »
    It was sure funny for a northerner listening to the weather/traffic commentators on TV this morning in the Tampa Bay area having to describe what "black ice" is, and the pictures of them using street sweepers to try and bust it up before sanding the roads.  Apparently, there is no salt for road use or equipment to spread it anywhere nearby.  We were ok on the Pinnelas County side, but Tampa and inland had hard freezes for the first time in around a decade.

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 10:51:34 AM »
how could this happen ?    The Yellow Sticker said it would be fine !!!

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 12:21:09 PM »
how could this happen ?    The Yellow Sticker said it would be fine !!!

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 12:51:14 PM »
Love the comments! But everything is fine.  Some RV dealer will pound out the dents and sell it as new??
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 01:09:35 PM »
Love the comments! But everything is fine.  Some RV dealer will pound out the dents and sell it as new??

Yeah, and my luck I'll end up buying it.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 01:17:17 PM »
  Chains/cables on both tow vehicle and trailer may not have prevented this....but darn sure wouldn’t have hurt!   ;)
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 08:06:43 PM »
Traveling in weather like that makes absolutely no sense at all!!!!!!!!  The had a place to stay the night right behind them!
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2018, 08:47:18 PM »
Yeah, and my luck I'll end up buying it.

Even more reason to buy used not new.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 08:52:28 PM »
  Chains/cables on both tow vehicle and trailer may not have prevented this....but darn sure wouldn’t have hurt!   ;)

It was only a dusting. Chains would have tore apart in no time on nearly bare pavement. Then the truck and RV would have been torn apart by the failed chains.  I used them years ago but only when the snow was at least 8"  deep and as soon as the roads got plowed, they had to be removed.  They also torn up the pavement. In some states, chains cannot be used after a certain date.
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 12:42:50 AM »
plus the max speed on most chains is about 35 mph or they start to come apart.

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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2018, 09:03:16 PM »
It was only a dusting. Chains would have tore apart in no time on nearly bare pavement. Then the truck and RV would have been torn apart by the failed chains.  I used them years ago but only when the snow was at least 8"  deep and as soon as the roads got plowed, they had to be removed.  They also torn up the pavement. In some states, chains cannot be used after a certain date.


      Probably should have been more clear:   Chains for deep snow or mud, cables for ice. No travel is best! Sometimes you must!
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2018, 10:26:24 PM »
Trailers and Ice don't mix even with chains.   My rule when towing is .....when it starts to ice up.... just get off the road.

Couple days after Christmas 1972 I was towing a trailer down I-20 at about 25 mph with the flashers on, in a freezing rain, somewhere near Sweetwater Texas,  the sun was going down and I was skating across every bridge trying to get to a town,  they closed the interstate down and I was stuck for 11 days because of an impassable ice-storm.

Sweetwater was the most wonderful town in the world my wife and I could have ever got stuck in,  God Bless Texas.

(special thanks to the Smith family for taking us in)
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Re: Must have been headed to FL
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »
That's clearly a transport driver, I live just about 1/2 mile off of I-69 in Fishers, and see them everyday. Remember about 80% of all TT are built in Northern Indiana, and they need to get them south to you snowbirds somehow.
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