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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by kman, Feb 10, 2019.
Watch a couple of episodes of “Ice Road Truckers” and you’ll be a seasoned pro at it.
I wouldn't try going uphill. I'd just go down hill both ways. Why take a chance?
I was on the wheel of an empty 10 wheeler Mack coming off a side road at Mt. Monadnock. I don’t remember what major road it dumped onto but the owner of the company went down first and stopped the traffic.
Pumping brakes and grabbing gears didn’t do shit. Low air alarms going off just added to the trip while mashing the throttle to the fan trying to rebuild air pressure and maintaining some sort of control . Power slid that dog right into the curve of the main road with my sphincter closed up water tight and kept going. Was on the seat like a toboggan ride.
After I returned from the pit Jaffery must have dropped 2 truckloads of mix on that hill.
Your sphincter is supposed to be water tight most of the time.
ETA: Even on dry straight-a-ways in the summer.
Salt on dirt or gravel == Scarry bad.
Punching the gas right after a turn is a way to fishtail and possibly slide all the way back down.
Personally I wouldn't attempt it,especially with someone else's truck.
Drone video. Definitely drone video.
And roughly what year do you think he's gonna manage to finally move in to Berghof West there, heh?
ya know, you just rented the wrong truck
plan ahead a little next time
I would rather do it in someone else's truck than my own!
OP I think you will be ok with the truck full. I had to move my daughter in January a couple of years ago, and my driveway is pretty steep. It took me almost an hour to get the truck up the driveway on a couple of inches of freshly fallen snow.
Then it was a race against a big snowfall to get the truck returned. It was starting to get real ugly and I got the truck back in the nick of time. It was a heavy wet snow and the roads were more slippery than greased owl shit. But the worst was when the truck was empty. The wind was howling and it pushed the truck all over the place and with no weight in the back, there was no weight over the rear wheels.
I remember pulling into the Uhaul place to return the truck, and their signs said " Adventures in moving", and that is exactly what it was.
Back up the hill ,if you get stopped drive back down,
Unload at the bottom into your capable pick up ,
Bring help, jacks, planks , winches, tow truck, ski lifts, donkeys, and a Sherpa guide.
Spark up a marlboro and mash the pedal to the floor board.
To highlight a piece of advise that appears in several replies:
A car got stuck in the sand driving out of
the sister-in-law's bungalow side-yard at the Jersey Shore,
when the driver (not me) paused to shift into second
before they made it to the pavement.
Pro-tip: Don't do that.
Whatever you do...DON'T STOP once you are moving. Trucks suck in the snow. As long as you keep moving, you will make it.
I would take a really deep breath slowly press on the gas pedal and go
Not for nothing,but icy snow and sand are 2 different animals. Fresh snow ,keep her in low .
But icy snow, upshift?
Lessons $35 per hour...
You bring the NH ice to the Shore in the summer,
and I'll bring the Jersey beach sand to the snowy hill in the winter.
We'll complete each other.
Warm and fuzzies
Pick up the tag axle and throw those two switches that lock up the axles and diffs. She'll go up that hill like a scared cat.
Seriously though....the only thing I'd want to drive up a steep snowy hill with a sharp bend in it less than a lightly loaded long wheel base six wheel box truck is a Camaro or a Mustang. And remember...like Asalt said.....what goes up must come down.
If you are still even considering this, get chains on it.
Here's a Worcester, Massachusetts company. I know one of the St. Piere's. They are good people.
Tire Chains |
Win, lose or draw, a 3-camera setup would be great. Thanks.
Good news... No problem at all. Had the plow guy do lots of salt and sand. Finished my closing at 4 and immediately got the truck and drove it up. Turns out the toughest part was turning it around and backing it up! Even tougher is finding out how to get high speed internet
FYI, One of the locals was telling me that General Petraeus lives in Springfield NH
Good job, now the fun begins
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