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Old 02-07-2016, 01:26 PM   #11
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We hit a orange cone with generator exhaust pipe. It flipped up and crushed the metal skirt on our TH on our 1st trip.


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Old 02-07-2016, 02:03 PM   #12
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As previously mentioned, the lanes are wide enough though it may not look it. Slow down keep it to the right and you will be fine!
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:06 PM   #13
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That should have never happened............ I have been told in by VDOT safety in Virginia if you hit a cone in a work zone it is the same fine and penalty as if you hit a construction worker.............. there is no reason to hit a cone....... You must keep control of your vehicle, there is plenty of room in the lanes between the cones. Keep it in the lane............ Practice, learn, and do......
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Several years ago while driving my Class C across the Mackinac Bridge on a very windy day, I felt a funny vibration for about 15 seconds. Turns out I scrapped the exhaust pipe on the high curb. Boy, was the end of that pipe bright and shiny!


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Old 02-07-2016, 02:20 PM   #15
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That should have never happened............ I have been told in by VDOT safety in Virginia if you hit a cone in a work zone it is the same fine and penalty as if you hit a construction worker.............. there is no reason to hit a cone....... You must keep control of your vehicle, there is plenty of room in the lanes between the cones. Keep it in the lane............ Practice, learn, and do......

There was one cone 2 feet into my lane. The exhaust pipe sticks out 10 inches past the edge of the TH. The other side of the TH had a 6inch drop. I've been towing trailers for over 29 years. Maybe there should be fines for the DOT worker doing a bad job. I've never seen a cone guy measuring where they put the cones! Maybe they need to be trained and keep the cones where they belong, there are codes on how wide the road needs to be. 😱😵😜


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There was one cone 2 feet into my lane. The exhaust pipe sticks out 10 inches past the edge of the TH. The other side of the TH had a 6inch drop. I've been towing trailers for over 29 years. Maybe there should be fines for the DOT worker doing a bad job. I've never seen a cone guy measuring where they put the cones! Maybe they need to be trained and keep the cones where they belong, there are codes on how wide the road needs to be. 😱😵😜


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Yes you are right there is a regulation on lane width and cones and the VDOT workers are well trained on how to set them. but they do get bumped and spun around on occasion. The bigger problem is keeping traffic where it belongs.......

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Several years ago while driving my Class C across the Mackinac Bridge on a very windy day, I felt a funny vibration for about 15 seconds. Turns out I scrapped the exhaust pipe on the high curb. Boy, was the end of that pipe bright and shiny!


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Yes you are right there is a regulation on lane width and cones and the VDOT workers are well trained on how to set them. but they do get bumped and spun around on occasion. The bigger problem is keeping traffic where it belongs.......




In my state we have 3-5 workers watching 1 guy work. But when there throwing cones off a back of a flat bed truck 3-5 of the workers are in the cab texting there girl friends and drinking coffee.
Now we sub contract the road work out to save money and I still don't see anyone measuring where the cones go. It must be different in Virginia !


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In my state we have 3-5 workers watching 1 guy work. But when there throwing cones off a back of a flat bed truck 3-5 of the workers are in the cab texting there girl friends and drinking coffee.
Now we sub contract the road work out to save money and I still don't see anyone measuring where the cones go. It must be different in Virginia !


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