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Old 07-10-2021, 08:28 PM   #8901
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Looks as if there is damage to the right side fender. Is it missing? And the roof? Looks bad. Maybe an overweight mother in law is inside
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:34 PM   #8902
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Well...how fast were they going? 20 mpg? Sure, problem there, with or without the firewood bundles on the hood. 5 mph? I don't really see a problem.
All I can say is that speed was reasonable for a driver with good visibility. Look closely at him; looks like he's straining his neck to see over the bundles.

I consider this unsafe in a busy campground. And totally avoidable. He could have emptied out some of what was filling the other seats and trunk (more firewood?) before fetching these bundles. Or he could have waited until the camp hosts came by with firewood, which the hosts here did frequently.

It's possible that he drove a mile or more like this. There were two or three private sellers of firewood just outside the park boundary. His speed between there and the campground likely would have been higher. And regardless of his speed, law enforcement would have had a good reason to ticket him.
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:38 PM   #8903
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Looks as if there is damage to the right side fender. Is it missing? And the roof? Looks bad. Maybe an overweight mother in law is inside
I’d much rather stick with the beer theory!
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Old 07-11-2021, 08:32 AM   #8904
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I’d much rather stick with the beer theory!

I say a busted spring on the passenger side, rear axel.

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Old 07-11-2021, 03:09 PM   #8905
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Ah, that explains the lean.
Or the mother in law in in the dinette.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:11 PM   #8906
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Or the mother in law in in the dinette.
My bad I didn't see that was already said.
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Old 07-11-2021, 03:39 PM   #8907
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Old 07-11-2021, 04:32 PM   #8908
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Served as an Army field medic in SE Asia ... so very correct.

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Old 07-12-2021, 03:31 PM   #8909
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Old 07-17-2021, 02:01 PM   #8910
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That could be a bit much for the old International!!

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Old 07-17-2021, 08:34 PM   #8911
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I posted same pic with my 74 Ford legs down it was just a big theft deterrent
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:27 AM   #8912
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Well...how fast were they going? 20 mpg? Sure, problem there, with or without the firewood bundles on the hood. 5 mph? I don't really see a problem.
I didn’t either…
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:31 PM   #8913
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This rigged out truck made it through the Yukon on the AlCan protected against gravel thrown by truckers.

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That's the most ridiculous thing I have seen.
Amazing how people think .......or don't think?
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:42 PM   #8914
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This rigged out truck made it through the Yukon on the AlCan protected against gravel thrown by truckers.

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That's the most ridiculous thing I have seen.
Amazing how people think .......or don't think?
I don't know if you've ever ridden a large remote gravel road like this (well, I think it's now mostly paved), but damage to your vehicle from thrown rocks is a very real possibility. I've ridden the Trans Taiga and Trans Labrador on my motorcycle, and have been hit with some seriously painful rocks thrown by truckers who couldn't be bothered to slow down for oncoming traffic. I don't think I'd go as far as that guy, but it's really not as ridiculous as it looks.

And after my experience on the Tran Lab, I mounted headlight guards for the Trans Taiga, and ended up with a large dent in the guard, which would have almost surely broken my headlight.



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Old 07-18-2021, 01:47 PM   #8915
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I don't know if you've ever ridden a large remote gravel road like this (well, I think it's now mostly paved), but damage to your vehicle from thrown rocks is a very real possibility. I've ridden the Trans Taiga and Trans Labrador on my motorcycle, and have been hit with some seriously painful rocks thrown by truckers who couldn't be bothered to slow down for oncoming traffic. I don't think I'd go as far as that guy, but it's really not as ridiculous as it looks.

And after my experience on the Tran Lab, I mounted headlight guards for the Trans Taiga, and ended up with a large dent in the guard, which would have almost surely broken my headlight.



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I travelled the AlCAN highway for years and living in Canada has lots of gravel roads. And have driven on my motorcycle enough to know that bees sting like gravel.
I have seen some of the weirdest contraptions on the the Canadian Highways but that takes the cake.
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I travelled the AlCAN highway for years and living in Canada has lots of gravel roads. And have driven on my motorcycle enough to know that bees sting like gravel.
I have seen some of the weirdest contraptions on the the Canadian Highways but that takes the cake.
Oh definitely a weird contraption... but I can understand their line of thinking on it.
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Oh definitely a weird contraption... but I can understand their line of thinking on it.
I need that in Florida. Every new vehicle I have bought down here has received at least 1 new windshield in the first 6 months.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:08 AM   #8919
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That's the most ridiculous thing I have seen.
Amazing how people think .......or don't think?

The truck owner should have polished it and put it into storage if he didn't want any possible damage driving it.

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I need that in Florida. Every new vehicle I have bought down here has received at least 1 new windshield in the first 6 months.
Yea I wait until my windshield is really bad. Damn US19!
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