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Old 07-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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I just read a post on another (well known) RV news group. The post stated that there were areas of the Alaska Highway in BC where one could "set the cruise control at 75 and drive for hours".

I replied that such a comment was not only in error but could potentially put one who followed this guide in a serious, if not deadly, situation.

I also said that the person who posted this erroneous drivel should be ashamed.

My post was 'poofed' by the Post Nazi who is more concerned with "political correctness" than the potential harm to the readers.

I am cancelling all connections with the parent organization and their affiliate businesses.

They should be ashamed.

Of course, I should be ashamed of the comments I emailed to the moderator. But he might get over it, unless someone takes heed of the errant post and is killed in the bargain.

If you read of an RVer who is killed while driving 75 MPH on the Alaska Highway, you will know of which I speak.

I am TORQUED!
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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I just read a post on another (well known) RV news group. The post stated that there were areas of the Alaska Highway in BC where one could "set the cruise control at 75 and drive for hours".

I replied that such a comment was not only in error but could potentially put one who followed this guide in a serious, if not deadly, situation.

I also said that the person who posted this erroneous drivel should be ashamed.

My post was 'poofed' by the Post Nazi who is more concerned with "political correctness" than the potential harm to the readers.

I am cancelling all connections with the parent organization and their affiliate businesses.

They should be ashamed.

Of course, I should be ashamed of the comments I emailed to the moderator. But he might get over it, unless someone takes heed of the errant post and is killed in the bargain.

If you read of an RVer who is killed while driving 75 MPH on the Alaska Highway, you will know of which I speak.

I am TORQUED!
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
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Are you saying 75 is a bad speed or just bad on the Alaskan Highway?
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:35 PM   #4
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I just drove the Alaska and there is NO PLACE on its length where 75 would be either possible OR safe. It isn't a bad drive but it is not a superslab by any reasonable stretch of the imagination.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:55 PM   #5
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Were they stating MPH or could it have been Kilometers. That maybe more reasonable. Just a thought.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:42 PM   #6
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I don't think so. Even 45KPH would be iffy in many areas. In any event, the lousy servers and the time it takes to read any posts makes it very frustratin. Considering the $millions they take in annually from us RVers, you would think they could afford good internet access and moderators that are not idiots.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:56 AM   #7
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Surely anyone with enough smarts to even MAKE it that far is wise enough know how fast he should drive and determine what is safe.

You are not suggesting that one wrong comment on a forum would make someone lock it on 75 and just steer? Obviously the poster was wrong and anyone reading it would realize it, if not then at least be able to tell when they had driven a couple of miles.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:44 AM   #8
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What I am saying is that some people actually believe what they read. Had I believed all the negatives re:Alaska highway I read on that forum, I would not have gone. Everything from "you can be certain you will break a couple of windshields" or, "you are guaranteed to go through 3 or more tires" or, "the maximum speed is 10-20 MPH in the 'good' spots. And not just a couple of these but dozens.

In addition, a number of posts asking for electrical assistance are answered with observations that are not only incorrect but, if implemented will cause damage or serious injury.

Another point is the number of times someone asks for a route from X to Y locations. A typical answer is, "Well, I would take I-xx to SR blah-blah." Of course the routes either don't exist or are totally wrong. Invariably that poster lives hundreds of miles from either location.

Another is the idiot that tells people (usually flatlanders) that their rig cannot go up a 6% grade, or worse, their F150 PU pulling a 38' 5er can take the Grapevine at 60 and not miss a beat and just keep your foot on the brake on the way down.

When such mis-information is relied on, injuries can occur but the idiot is never called on it because they live in an anonymous cloud!
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