Stuck In Snow

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Larrynwin, Mar 12, 2013.

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Do you carry Snowchains or socks

  1. In your motorhome

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  2. In your car

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  3. Should it be compulsory to carry them in winter

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  1. Larrynwin

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    Many drivers stuck in snow overnight in the south east.
    If it were compulsory to carry snow socks or chains this increasingly frequent event could be avoided.
    Everybody blames everybody when this happens but for 50 quid a car and a bit more for hgv s they could all get home safely.

    Do you carry chains or socks in your motorhome ??
     
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  2. alfandM

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    yes i agree with you,and yes we carry snow chains for traveling south european countrys and the uk, as they dont except our winter tyres we have ice studs in our winter tyres's, the problem i found in the Uk, is that vehicle owners rely on summer tyres for driving in harsh winters, and as most drivers i have found of to day are not really qualified to drive in these conditions in southern euro states and no training given, and there you have your problem, its not just the council, but i do appreciate, why have two sets of wheel when its not law too, up here it is the law to have winter tyres and summers tyres and you have certain times of time of year to fit them to fit them, enough said, and like you and the rest of Europe, we again have had much snow over night, when will spring start:cry:
     
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  3. Larrynwin

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    What is spring :RollEyes:
    We left Manilva near the med last week as the forecast was wet and windy but 17 degs and have come back to freezing temperatures, should have stayed down there :Smile:
     
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  4. Ed Excel

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    Snow socks

    Got snow socks a few years ago but have never had to pull them on , yet! Looks like there's a good chance they'll be needed this year if the current weather continues through Easter. Can't stay on the Costas indefinitely??
     
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    the feeling this year, the only spring i know is the one use at the moment:cry::Rofl1: we normaly have the four seasons up here, but this last year makes us think, one consolation is we are not on our Own, i can keep up with the most weather reports around our glob ,and as i see it, every where is haveing a bashing this year,strange weather:cry::Cool::Laughing::Eek!:
     
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  6. Peter & Elaine

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    I was on teeside yesterday snow hail wind sunshine blue sky black sky all in 1 hour
    Weird
     
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    It only works if everyone uses them though. The Marsh road, Eastbourne to Bexhill, last night was impassable. Not because of the snow and ice, which was present but drivable, but because the traffic was stationary for miles. It only needs one plonker to block everything behind.
     
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    Think ahead !!

    There should be a " I don't carry either " button !!!!:RollEyes:

    I watch the weather forecast for my destination,if it's unfavourable I don't go ! Simples !!:Cool:

    Why risk an accident and the cost thereafter !!:cry:
     
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  9. Larrynwin

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    That is why it should be compulsory by law so anyone creating a hold up with no snowsocks/chains would be penalised .
     
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    I don't carry them in any vehicle. If it is snowing I don't drive.

    You don't have a "no" option so I couldn't complete the vote.
     
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    I keep chains and shovel in the car and had to drive through the snow last night, but it was 1 am and no hills so they were not needed:thumb:, but it was snowing hard and it was drifting and slippery and in 30miles of duel carriageway and motorway guess how many gritting lorrys I saw:Doh:
     
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    Some vehicle owners can't change a tyre, check the oil or refill the washer reservoir.

    What chance would they have with snow chains? :RollEyes:
     
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    Wonky poll time, is that tick for Yes or tick for No or should there be many more boxes ?
     
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  14. Larrynwin

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    Sorry about the no no option, not enough poll options to have a yes or no, just tick yes if you do :Sad:
     
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    Ahh but they watch ice road truckers
     
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    Never needed either in almost 40 yrs driving :BigGrin: Also never got stuck on a field :Smile:Even when I was young and foolish I still managed to get unstuck :BigGrin:
    We in UK don't need chains socks etc just commom sense, but snow tyres could be useful for the odd day every few years :BigGrin:
    Terry
    Twin RWD van and 4 x 4 pick up truck :Rofl1::BigGrin::Wink:
     
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    [HI]Not a great deal of common sense in the south east yesterday, snowsocks/chains could have avoided the whole debacle [/HI]:RollEyes:
     
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    But everyone would still be held up :Sad:
     
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  19. Peter & Elaine

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    This is my list of winter equipment in works vehicle van truck or crane
    Sleeping bag
    Spare warm clothes
    Primus stove +fuel
    Kettle
    Water
    Tea bags
    Cup
    Tins of soup
    Can of diesel 10 litres van only
    Torch
    Mobile phone
    If stuck simple feed up fuel up go to bed till coppers bang on door
    I am still here at 58 so I must have something right
    And that's 40 winters on road driving anything from a mark 1 transit to big stuff well over 150 tonne
    Not being big headed just true

    For car nothing
    For camper nothing
    Don't use when when weather is too bad

    I forgot to say purpose of phone to let Elaine know I won't be home tonight again put dinner in dog and go to bed
     
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  20. busby

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    Most of us oldies got through the winter of 1963 with only a shovel,and we have not seen a winter like that since. 3 months solid frost ice and snow.
     
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