WHAT HAPPENS -rain/mud Lincoln JIM

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  1. slobadoberbob

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    Jim

    As you are the marshall this year.. what happens if we get the rain and wind we had last year being down in the show ring? Those of us that were down there had some real problems getting out at the end of the show. Front wheel drive motorhomes seemed to churn up the mud ramp to the normal level. It seemed some members of some of the clubs in the area had no idea how to drive a front wheel drive in mud and just gunned it and mad one hell of a mess.

    It spoilt the weekend worrying about how we were to get out of the show ring at the end of the show. It is such a worry that we will not decide if we are going to come until we know the weather for the show period.

    One wonders if Warners have given any consideration to the issue of possible damage to motorhomes by putting the vehicles down in the show ring. They eventually stopped new arrivals from coming down the ramp, but by then the damage was done.

    Plus the water was miles away from the location. I wonder Jim have you given this any consideration or as Marshall will you be expressing any concerns to Warners about the fears?

    Water was up the side of tyres on some vehicles. I am concerned as the RV is heavy with the trailer. The last thing I need is to be bogged down on the ramp.. last year it was a real problem getting up the ramp even with twin rear wheels drive.

    Bob:Sad:
     
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    I haven't been to Lincoln in years and have no idea about layout. But I'll be there early to check it out and will post about the conditions on Wednesday night /Thursday morning. I have a trailer too, and a trailer with front wheel drive is a good recipe for getting stuck, at least you have rear wheel drive. :Smile:

    I never worry about it to much about getting stuck, I've seen hundreds of people stuck in all sorts of places over the years, none of them are still there:BigGrin:
     
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    There I was Jim thinking I would be there until 2012

    There I was Jim thinking I would be still there in 2012.

    But would be good if you could post a report...

    See you Thursday



    Bob:thumb:
     
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    we have been towed out by tractor, no problem - when we had the Motorhome. Mud washed of and Motorhome back to new in no time at all lol
     
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    there will be plenty of us to pull,push,lift, and laugh,dont worry we will all help each other:thumb::thumb:
    and it aint going to rain, i have canceled all rain that weekend:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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    in my experience you can protest all you want to warners but they'll take no notice.....if the site plan says you are in the arena, then you are in the arena...end of story :Angry:
     
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    never mind Bob, it would save you the expense of admission next year :Laughing:
     
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    Strikes me your not going to get a lot of sense out of this post Bob:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    When I am on site with the Landy as everyone is aware I am only to happy to help anyone stuck but at Shepton on issue became apparent and that is not all motor homes have a suitable recovery point on the front to pull from and using the back up idea of a tow strop around the front axle has two issues one is the risk of contact between the strop and the vehicles body and secondly whos the idot thats going to limbo under a sunken RV :Eeek::Eeek:

    I am out for one - to fat and too old :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Bill
    THATS the driver's job :BigGrin:
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    Most Europeans have a towing eye at the front, whereas many American A Class RVs are not towable from the front and owners should always bear this in mind when pitching up anywhere . I've towed a 40ft Monoco Cayman out of mud with a Lanny , but from the back. The RV I owned could be towed from the front because the front skirt was higher than the axle so it was easy to get a straight pull on it.

    I have my bread crates at the ready:BigGrin:
     
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    Dont even have to bend down to hook the chain on this old girl...Just sit on the bumper and hook it on...Having said that have never had to be pulled out but have pulled a few others out of the s**t with it.
     

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    If in dount I always park so tow bars accessible to a tow vehicle.

    Now Snowy your just showing off BTW:Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    As it looks like I'm not going to get there til Sat morning, I'll be left with the shittiest pitch then:Doh:








    I'll bring a llllllllllllllllooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg rope:thumb::Laughing:
     
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    Don't worry, it'll be a nice dry and sunny weekend:thumb:
     
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    A ice cold beer is yours if it is:thumb:
















    and the dirty end of a rope if it isn't:Rofl1:

    Btw its pi**ing down here as I speak:cry:
     
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    Ahhhhh now then Jim the two questions that raises is which weekend and whereabouts in the country :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Its goanna be a lovely weekend, not much rain:Wink:
     
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    I don't know what you are all worried about...

    THIS IS GOD'S COUNTY.....you think he/she will let it rain here??:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Best way to look at it,A SUNNY WEEKEND FOR ALL :thumb:
     
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    Dont know why peeps are worried about rain ,jim wont let it rain,iv seen jim walk on water, so stopping rain is well within his capabilties:thumb::Rofl1:
     
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