Gravel Covered Emergency Lanes...

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  1. JJ

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    Having driven past many, many of these pull off lanes in mountainous parts of Europe, I have never seen any vehicle in them or using them.

    I was wondering...

    A) Have any Funsters ever needed to use one?


    B) Do you think it would be okay to over night in one seeing as how they are so often empty? :Wink:


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    Should you not be better occupied helping Frankie sort her camper out than posting this gibberish :RollEyes:.
     
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    I saw a lorry use one in anger once, on a steep downhill approaching traffic lights. The gravel flew everywhere and the lorry went down in it, almost to its axles. It had to be towed out. I wouldn't recommend it for wild camping, unless you intended staying for a considerable time.

    Mind you the grey waste would just disappear, without any tell-tale puddles.:Rofl1:
     
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    Do I have to?


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    Give it a try JJ, but Sod's law dictates that one dark night the earth will move when 40 tons of runaway wagon readjusts the rear of your beloved van :Eeek::RollEyes:
     
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    Yes - well my uncle was driving (I was a passenger) a huge delivery truck and the brakes failed.

    No - for the reason given above.
     
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    JJ - Just remember you only have to watch "one" and then you have seen what you are going to see for every race this year and next. :thumb::thumb:
     
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    B) Do you think it would be okay to over night in one seeing as how they are so often empty? :Wink:


    JJ :Cool:[/SIZE][/FONT][/QUOTE]

    Probably the perfect spot to overnight. If someone approached with the intention of gassing you, the sound of feet on gravel would alert you. :Rofl1:
     
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    I wouldnt wildcamp in one JJ.....you never know whos coming. :Laughing:

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    Ummm NOOOO!!!!!!!!

    I don't think I would ever want to be on one of these EVER!!!!! :Eeek:

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GoiSv5afSk"]Runaway Truck Ramp Flip - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Mmmmm not sure ! But did see an old couple sitting in one in Cornwall having their picnic :Rofl1: table and chairs all set up !!
     
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    With fingers and toes crossed we hope she has found a man who can be Mr Fix it :Smile:
     
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