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Advice for Driving a Fully Loaded Moving Truck Up a Snowy Hill

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kman, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. kman

    kman NES Member

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    So on Thursday I pass the papers for my old house and the new one. Yesterday I managed to get the 26 footer moving truck loaded in quick time with 3 others helping. None of the helpers thought it was going to fit but my rough calculations said it would. The new house is on a hill. So with the picture below, the house is in red and the top of the hill is in green. The driveway is about 400 feet and starts off at a moderate grade but turns and gets a steeper. I was thinking of approaching from from the higher point with the yellow arrows. I'm guessing it's probably smart to get a bit of momentum and punch the gas once it goes around the bend. Any advice??

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  2. whatluck

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    Make sure you have a shovel and some sand handy
     
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    Snow chains on the tires.
     
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    Pay someone to heavily salt and sand the road.
     
  6. Mountain

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    Chains or heavy salt & sand as noted above.
     
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    Make sure you have the extra insurance on the moving truck.
     
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    Haven't you been watching Alaska; the Last Frontier, with the Kilcher family
     
  9. kman

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    Oh I definitely got that. Cost was $125 but I figured well worth it!

    I spoke to the new plow guy and he said the driveway is totally clean as of today but it's supposed to snow on Tuesday/Wednesday but I asked him to make sure its extra sanded/salted. He thinks it will be fine.
     
  10. kman

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    No! But come to think of it, should I get someone to take some potential viral video of this truck launch?? Could offset any unforeseen uhaul damage fees...
     
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    Put a go-Pro on the dashboard, post the video.
     
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    Fly it up there!
     
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    NES always has the best solutions.
     
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    I have been driving Trucks for 40 +years. Sand and salt if any snow or ice, slow and steady is the best. Loosing traction climbing a hill will be bad.
     
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    Calcium Chloride will have any snow and ice turning into running water.
     
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    Poop ahead of time.
     
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    Unnecessary. If the truck slips, pooping will take care of itself
     
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    Call @BTSDOG. He just retired from driving truck and as luck would have it he’s fully caffeinated sitting around making coffee.
     
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    1 - don't move in February in a "snow state"
    2 - if you must violate #1, hire professionals
    3 - if you violate #1 and #2, wear "adult diapers" just in case
    4 - if you violate #1 and #2, definitely need a go pro running!
     
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    No salt, that will just make a mess. If the road has been plowed all winter, after a while it will become hard pack , or in this years case, as of the past few weeks= solid ice , If it has not been plowed, it needs to be plowed well, and then sand the crap out of it. Talk to the town road agent, he may know some one who can do this for you, after all, you will be paying taxes in the town for a while. Call some tow truck driver before, so you have a plan if and when you get stuck. If you get mildly stuck, have some 1 x4 or 1 x6, 1x 8 boards of various lengths, 6 foot, 8 foot, stick them in the tire, get the tire spinning on the board, and once it heats up, like burning rubber time, it will grab the board and pop you out, This happened to me, and it worked, again , I was mildly stuck from turning around on a flat surface when truck was unloaded light weight. I move din in late March.
     
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    Gun it!!!!!!!!!!!!! No pun intended.
     
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    i agree.
    there is a wicked big hill right in front of a house i am working on. Semis go up it all the time. The only ones i ever saw getting stuck were going fast in high gear, and ran out of power and had to downshift part way up the hill....they never recovered from that. get a decent start in a lower gear, and leave it there.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about, there isn't any snow in that picture :D
     
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    I'd have some planks and straps in case shit goes bad.
     
  26. RHJJ

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    If you need planks to move your possessions up a hill into your house, it is time to rethink what you are doing.
     
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    My advice, wait for better weather.
     
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    Just camp at the bottom of the hill until spring.
     
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    After a winter of living on the hill you will laugh at most of these responses.
     
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