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Old 01-23-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Wanna see something wild? Go to www.youtube.com and put in 400 north Bountiful. Picture trying to tow a trailer down this hill!
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Wanna see something wild? Go to www.youtube.com and put in 400 north Bountiful. Picture trying to tow a trailer down this hill!
I now know why we moved to CA. in 1969
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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Yep, go real fast and then slam on brakes and hold them. Works every time!! Thanks for that I had a good laugh.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Is there any one with brains in that area!

Absolutely stupid.

I hope no one was killed.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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Wow! Do they not have barricades in Utah?
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:04 AM   #7
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Last week I backed out of my garage and slid straight down into my brick pillar light standard at the bottom of my driveway. Freezing rain overnight. Driveway is about a 12 percent grade. My new 4x4 truck never stood a chance. Damaged the side quarter panel. That wasn't the end...once I hit the pillar, I pulled ahead in 4 wheel drive about 6 ft and slid back down and hit the pillar with my bumber and knocked the brick pillar over. $3500 damage to my truck and $1000 damage to my brick pillar. Man was I PO'd!

Haven't had a problem in the 6 years we've been here. Needless to say I look at the driveway before I back out now.
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Icy driveway accident

I feel your anger. Put in persective that is why you cary insurance and it is all fixable. So sorry you are going through this.
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Dogpatch,

A suggestion would be to winter at Huatulco, Mexico where many of your countrymen escape. No ice or snow, just mazcal, camaroons, margaritas and senoritas named Margarita.


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Last week I backed out of my garage and slid straight down into my brick pillar light standard at the bottom of my driveway. Freezing rain overnight. Driveway is about a 12 percent grade. My new 4x4 truck never stood a chance. Damaged the side quarter panel. That wasn't the end...once I hit the pillar, I pulled ahead in 4 wheel drive about 6 ft and slid back down and hit the pillar with my bumber and knocked the brick pillar over. $3500 damage to my truck and $1000 damage to my brick pillar. Man was I PO'd!

Haven't had a problem in the 6 years we've been here. Needless to say I look at the driveway before I back out now.
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Well, even in our area (Duluth, MN) there are dozens of accidents every time it snows. This is has been a year of very little snow and record high winter temps. We actually got .9" of snow yesterday.

Great video. Shows that many drivers are not REALLY paying attention to road conditions.
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Couple tips from Alaska. No excuse for the drivers in the video.

Studded tires, spend the money on good ones like Nokian Hakkapeliita's. You'll get 2 to 4 seasons out them depending on length of season and miles driven. Our season is October to May. 3 seasons is doable for us.

We put them on bicycles as well.

Tire chains, if the Nokian's seem too expensive tire chains will help. They won't give you the stopping power that studs will.

We really do drive on ice roads. It's not just for truckers on TV.
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The video just hit the news and they were saying it happened "Today". Typical "News Station" sensationalism.
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The video just hit the news and they were saying it happened "Today". Typical "News Station" sensationalism.
They were probably some of the culprits in the video and it took a day for them to get back to the station.
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