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Old 07-21-2016, 05:08 PM   #621
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I'd like to see the look on the face of whoever is relaxing in the hammock when they hear that Cummins diesel start up.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:18 PM   #622
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I'd like to see the look on the face of whoever is relaxing in the hammock when they hear that Cummins diesel start up.

Trucks just dog out. Not enough power to hurt hammock

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:25 AM   #623
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No photos, as I was driving...yesterday I saw someone pulling their travel trailer on the shoulder of an exit ramp. He was going really slow. Then I noticed why....he had a flat tire on his trailer. Or rather, the had TWO - one on each side! Not sure why he was still moving. I would have been on the phone to my insurance company for roadside assistance!


I had a fulltimer friend tell me that he would do whatever he has to in order to get off of the road before changing a flat on the highway- even if it meant destroying a rim in the process. He said he doesn't feel safe changing them on the shoulder and wouldn't do it.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:44 AM   #624
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I had a fulltimer friend tell me that he would do whatever he has to in order to get off of the road before changing a flat on the highway- even if it meant destroying a rim in the process. He said he doesn't feel safe changing them on the shoulder and wouldn't do it.
It's probably not a bad practice. I've heard stories of people stopping on the side of the road to change a tire and having another vehicle come along and hit them.

I have started seeing some "accident investigation areas" on more roads. It's literally a large area on the side of the road that is blocked off from the main traffic that you can pull into to safely change a tire or otherwise inspect your vehicle for some sort of damage in the case of a minor accident.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:11 AM   #625
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It's probably not a bad practice. I've heard stories of people stopping on the side of the road to change a tire and having another vehicle come along and hit them.

I have started seeing some "accident investigation areas" on more roads. It's literally a large area on the side of the road that is blocked off from the main traffic that you can pull into to safely change a tire or otherwise inspect your vehicle for some sort of damage in the case of a minor accident.
For me, it depends. If it's a bright sunny day and the blown tire is on the passenger side, I'll change it. If it's either raining, night or on the drivers side, I'll call roadside assistance.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:40 AM   #626
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For me, it depends. If it's a bright sunny day and the blown tire is on the passenger side, I'll change it. If it's either raining, night or on the drivers side, I'll call roadside assistance.
Good idea. I had to change a left front TV tire alongside I-85 south of Atlanta once. I didn't start the process until I made a call and got a state trooper parked behind me with blue lights flashing.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:06 PM   #627
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Well, I guess this is the correct topic for this. A few weeks ago we spent a weekend in O'Connells Yogi Bear campground in Amboy, IL. Walking the road around the lake we saw something we've never seen in ove 20 years of camping. A motorhome had his hose stretched out dumping his black tank onto the ground. It was running down across the road and into the lake. Lots of toilet paper and it smelled, it was not gray tank even though that would be bad also. It was an older MH so maybe it only had one tank. We walked up to the office and informed the manager and she gave us a sarcasic "they souldn't be doing that should they?" They absolutely didn't care and this MH continued to dump on the ground all weekend. Here is a picture of the aftermath, there were actual ruts in the ground from their dumping and they would occasionally pick up some of the TP but as you can see, not all. Unbelievable!

It could be worse....this moron could live next to you
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:10 PM   #628
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How not to haul your CRV down the road. ???? This trip has been very interesting ...............


We see that all the time on I-10 between California and SE Arizona. They go to auction and then haul into Mexico to sell. I don't see a 2nd or 3rd car in tow, so probably not one of the regulars here.
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Good idea. I had to change a left front TV tire alongside I-85 south of Atlanta once. I didn't start the process until I made a call and got a state trooper parked behind me with blue lights flashing.

That's exactly what I did- even for my passenger side tire.
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Old 07-23-2016, 11:36 PM   #630
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