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JRscooby

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Posted: 12/25/19 04:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One morning, looking at a few inches of snow, a fairly steep hump out of the site, I get out DW's sports car, (child sized broom, used in camper), to be sure the rear tires where on pavement when hooking up. One of the park hands ran a plow to my site, back dragged in front of my rig, then back to the entrance. For about 2 miles, I was on what I knew is a nice 2 lane road, with no tracks. Just stay between the ditches. Got to the state highway, it was snow covered, but not bad. About 60 miles of that, pretty tense, but no issue. Turn onto the ramp to the 4 lane, wet pavement, good. No traffic, better. Step up the pace, about 60 MPH my world turns to snot. Wet bell, I'm on glare ice!

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I've had 2 expereinces, neither of which involved a trailer:

I was making a left turn into heavy traffic, accelerating heavily when I realized the car that I was pulling behind had stopped and i was about to hit him in the rear. I pulled into the berm and stop about half a car length further than the stopped car. The car I pulled in front of didn't react strongly enough and hit that stopped car. Luckily, the light turned green and I left the scene.

Another was when the clutch cable broke when I went to leave a rest area. I was about an hour's drive from home and managed to get all the way home without having to stop - all the time shifting without the clutch.


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We were coming home from vacation towing our first travel trailer. I missed the turn for the road i wanted so we took the next road which I wasn't familiar with. So we're coming down the mountain and at the bottom of this hill there is a T. You either went left or right. I was only doing about 35 but I was pulling a 24 ft TT with a station wagon. It was me,my wife and 4 kids. Everyone saw what was going on.Nobody said a word or screamed.I think they were all praying. There was a guy in a pickup at the bottom and he saw what was happening and threw his truck into reverse. I had both feet on the brakes and they were smoking. I just barely made the turn.I saw in the news last year a motor home coming down the hill didn't make it and went through the guardrail.

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1966,four first yr teachers heading home for Christmas, from Miami to NW Ohio on I75 in a 63 Nova. At that time 75 ended in Corbin, KY and restarted in Bereau KY you drove on old 25 between the cities. When we arrived in Corbin it started snowing, a wet heavy snow, 30 min later all traffic stopped due to no traction and a valley ahead. We sat there and decided to creep past stuck traffic after the snow (3-4 inches) stopped. We made it thru the valley and back up the other side only to find southbound traffic at the top parked 3 & 4 vehicles wide on a two lane Rd. We kept going for over 7 miles of stopped traffic, the jamup contained several loaded school buses, a patrol car,a couple plows and an ambulance with lights on! The Toledo Blade had a story that people were still stranded there 3 days later. We arrived in Bereau at 7:30pm, 7 hrs to go 25 est miles. Get to onramp for NB 75 and it's got South bound coming up it, we're 4th car waiting to get on when a big Buick pulling a travel trailer (20+) get stuck on the ramp. He's in the wrong place at the wrong time for behind him is a Pontiac 2 door who proceeds back up and them RAM the trailer. He does this at least 4 times until the ramp is clear, the back of the trailer is busted open with Christmas presents, pots and pans, and misc. scattered on the road. The Pontiac hood is bent into an invereted V, headlites gone, and radiator pushed back into fan. Head out the side window he zooms off thru town in a cloud of steam. We got on 75N and 7 miles north drove out of any snow! Thats my story and I'm sticking to it! Dave

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This is one that did not end well other than we were uninjured & the truck did not go over with the trailer.

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