Driving in snow

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Just had my first experience driving in heavy snow. Decided to head up to Loch Lomond. No gritters out and the roads are treacherous. No way am I driving back in this. Now parked up in our favourite lay by. We have no shovel to get out but heyho at least we are warm and safe and can stay tonight. As im typing this I can see an ambulance racing past. Hopefully no one is hurt if its an accident.
     
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    Not the ideal vehicle to take on snow is it.

    I worked on Deeside one Feb, in the van, oh boy did I sweat.
     
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    You're hardy Motorhomers!
    As long as you get no more snow you'll be able to get out . You're way braver than me!
     
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    No shovel!!!!! How you going to clear the 2ft of snow tomorrow.
     
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    Snow is as equally as much fun as sun for us. Off to Austria soon. First time we have not been to Scotland for 9 years in Winter.
     
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    Didn't realise it was going to be that bad out west, it's clear here in the east, take care.(y)
     
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    I guess we will worry about that 2mor. Hopefully it will rain later. Thank goodness we have food and water. Lets hope the gas lasts :)
     
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    Looks stunning though, stay warm and safe. (y)
     
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    If I remember correctly, I got 3 days out of a single 11kg Gaslow.
     
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    We havent changed gas in a while. Next mh we want gaslow.Worst comes to the worst we have warm duvets, diesel heating and cold meat.
     
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    Wow! I think our mh would need a lot more insulation for us to consider doing that. Good luck!
     
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    For me? Snow=no go!
     
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    Now that's a winner right now, though heavy on the leisure batteries.
     
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    It wasnt intentional. Wasnt snowing til we got up here and came down thick n fast. We did intend to be home by evening.
     
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    We set off for France and as we entered the M11 on route it started to snow and it didn't stop until we were South of Orleans.
    Spent one night parked next to a supermarket trolley shelter :LOL:
    Autocruise Starspirit with the old but brand new Michelin XC tyres and never got stuck in a 400 mile drive of it.
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    In winter I always carry chains and shovel as well as supplies. Who knows what is to come
     
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    Hope the gas lasts! :)
     
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    We are in Iceland, not in a MH i have to say, but had around 3 inches of snow over night and all the local drivers are driving the same as the day before with no snow

    Even the buses and coaches still get around

    I have to say all seem to run winter tyres some are studded :D
     
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    Note to self for future...need a shovel for moho...with the hope a nice man will come along & clear it all for me. :makeup: :whistle:Failing that drink the bottle of Ardbeg (from the emergency/medicinal provision cupboard of course!)...and then breathe on it all to clear the path easily...won't be needing diesel heating either as I'll not feel the cold by then...what a bonus:clap::roflmto:
     
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