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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Rental Wreck on I-80 WY

Last weekend, was driving across I-80 in WY a few days after the snow storm. Hopefully no one was hurt but why would someone push through a snow storm in a rental RV...

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???why would someone push through a snow storm???

guess my hand would go up LOL i live in FL and dont know any better
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OUCH!!!!!! Hope no one was badly hurt! Guess that they might have been attempting to get ahead to of the storm.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Hopefully no one was hurt but why would someone push through a snow storm in a rental RV...
Didn't know any better and had a schedule to meet would be my guess.
I've driven our DSDP in ice and snow and didn't have any trouble but we have much more weight over the drive wheels and took it slow too.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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In the early '80s I was driving across west Texas in the middle of the night, in a moderate snowfall. Icy roads, and my old Firebird would skid and shake her tailfeathers if I got over 15MPH. Had a huge MH and several big truck rigs pass me at high speed - my biggest fear was getting hit from behind! All motels were closed, so I had to keep going. I rounded one curve - the MH that had recently passed me didn't make the curve. It was on it's side, with the State Trooper already there. I drove on.
The old ad is right - "Speed Kills". Though I expect those folks were alright - no major damage visible, just on it's side.
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Short on experience with a unfamiliar vehicle. Recipe for excitement. As a military flier, we used to say someone ran out of airspeed, altitude and ideas all at once!
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That section of road is bad for ice and wind . A lot of trucks blow over or slide off the road .
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In too much of a hurry and lack of experience can be a bad combination.
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My guess would be a combination of poor road quality (due to the weather) along with a driver inexperienced in operating that type of vehicle (due to it being a rental).

I sure hope they took out insurance as the vehicle is likely totalled.
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